The highly anticipated Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco this year will take place August 10-12, on the western side of the city in Golden Gate Park.
Headliners for 2018 are still TBD. Last year's headliners included Metallica, The Who, and Gorillaz. Other performers include Lorde, A Tribe Called Quest, and and Alt-J.
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Note: 2018 Performers are yet to be announced. This will give you an idea on what to expect until the list of artists is announced closer to the festival.
Around 70 bands will perform again this year. Here is a list of performers set to schedule. This list may change including additional performers throughout the Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco 2017.
METALLICA | THE WHO | GORILLAZ | LORDE
A TRIBE CALLED QUEST | ALT-J | QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE
ABOVE & BEYOND | FLEET FOXES | EMPIRE OF THE SUN
THE AVETT BROTHERS | BELLE AND SEBASTIAN | SOLANGE
FUTURE ISLANDS | SCHOOLBOY Q | YOUNG THE GIANT | REBELUTION
LITTLE DRAGON | VANCE JOY | KAYTRANADA | BLEACHERS | TOVE LO
ACTION BRONSON | SLEIGH BELLS | LOUIS THE CHILD | ROYAL BLOOD
SHOVELS & ROPE | THUNDERCAT | DAWES | WARPAINT | DR. OCTAGON
RAG'N'BONE MAN | BOMBA ESTEREO | REAL ESTATE | RAC
JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW | TEMPLES | K.FLAY
HAMILTON LEITHAUSER | MAGGIE ROGERS | SOFI TUKKER | FOXYGEN
HOW TO DRESS WELL | SOHN | ELECTRIC GUEST | GOLDROOM
HUNDRED WATERS | NONAME | KHRUANGBIN | KAMAIYAH
S U R V I V E | KALI UCHIS | SAN FERMIN | JOSEPH
THE JAPANESE HOUSE | LEE FIELDS & THE EXPRESSIONS
THE LEMON TWIGS | SWET SHOP BOYS | MUNA | MON LAFERTE
GRACE MITCHELL | PORCHES | JACOB BANKS | MONDO COZMO
MARCO BENEVENTO | FRENSHIP | JOHN MORELAND | SAM DEW
OLIVER TREE | LAWRENCE | THE SHE'S | BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC
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In addition to the music, Outside Lands is also one of the most talked-about food, wine, and beer festivals in the country.
The Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco draws several high-end restaurants and food trucks to the park. You can find everything from classic grilled cheese sandwiches to Malaysian nachos.
This year, there are more than 50 restaurants and 10 food trucks signed up. Each one offers their two to three most popular dishes.
In addition, this year also features areas dedicated to chocolate (Choco Lands) and cheese (Cheese Lands).
Here are just some of the vendors you will find at the Outside Lands Festival.
This year's Wine Lands area will include almost 150 wines from more than 30 producers. The list includes local California wines from producers such as Hess Collection, Ridge, and AP Vin. Other wineries this year include Hobo Wine Company, Ghost Pines, and Tin Barn.
You will also find some of the best craft beers on the west coast. In total, more than a dozen breweries are already signed up to serve their frosty concoctions.
Local breweries such as 21st Amendment Brewery, Anchor Brewing Company, and Magnolia Brewery will have their beers for sale. You can also find others from Lost Coast Brewery, North Coast Brewing, and Social Kitchen & Brewery.
It wouldn't be a true festival in San Francisco without pieces from local artists on display. This year, you can see live painting, three dimensional installations, and visuals from other surprise guests.
What should you expect from the weather during the Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco? The great thing about our August weather is that it's cool and pleasant. You will find that it's typically fog with a chill in the air in this area of town in the morning.
The fog typically burns off mid-morning and offers several hours of sunshine. In the evening, the fog will roll in again making for cool evenings.
If you plan to stay all day, you will want to wear layers. I recommend long pants with a medium length short or long sleeved shirt. In addition, I would bring a jacket or sweater to throw on over that as it cools down.
With thousands of people attending, you will want to either grab a hotel near the park or find a good route via public transit. Here are a few details to help you decide.
Your next best option is to stay near the city center, where you can easily catch public transit to the festival. Click the links below to find very centrally located recommendations.
Around the City
The festival is in three areas of the park: Polo Field, Hellman Hollow, and Lindley Meadow. Here is a map showing its location.
If you decide you need to take a break from the Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco, you can check out some of the other great attractions and activities in Golden Gate Park. These include everything from the California Academy of Sciences to Ocean Beach. Discover more things to see and do here.
The Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco got its start in the summer of 2008. The name comes from the location of the festival. This area was referred to as the "Outside Lands," in the early 19th Century as the neighborhoods were inaccessible and mostly covered in sand dunes.
In the first year, some of the headliners including internationally recognized bands such as Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Radiohead, Beck, and The Black Keys. Even in it's first year, it attracted more than 40,000 to 60,000 attendees each day!
The event has grown in popularity over the years and tickets are almost always sold out!
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