Everyone's favorite festival by the bay is back for 2019, complete with headliner Paul Simon coming out of musical sabbatical to celebrate! That's right, Outside Lands 2019 is upon us, prompting music, art and cuisine lovers near and far to return to San Francisco's Golden Gate Park August 9th through 11th. With almost too many musical acts to count, Outside Lands rises above and beyond the multi-day weekend experience year over year. How is this accomplished, you ask? Let us elaborate.
Outside Lands does things a little differently.
Outside Lands does things a little differently. Like Walt Disney World's Epcot Center, Outside Lands is broken up into smaller city-states, (if you will). Inside the gates, attendees are encouraged to explore more than the musical stages. First stop, Beer Lands, curated by Magnolia Brewing Company's Dave McLean with a focus on northen California's ever-evolving craft beer industry. Beer not your thing? Wine drinkers rejoice in Wine Lands, located right next to Cheese Lands (for what's wine without cheese??). Now, it's pretty standard to dedicate beer gardens to the 21+ crowd… yet, Outside Lands takes it a step further. Introducing the first-ever medical cannabis experience at a major U.S. festival — Grass Lands. Let the smoke fill the air like you just don't care. Hungry from all the indulgences? Outside Lands' Taste of the Bay Area keeps the cuisine coming from the fest's GastroMagic stage — combining top chefs with music, magic and more — to Outside Clams, where SF's renowned Woodhouse Fish Company has been holding down the shellfish front for almost a decade. Speaking of marine life, Eco Lands located near the Panhandle Stage in Hellman Hollow will preach consciousness, community and sustainability to the masses with action items on the agenda throughout the weekend. Let's make the world a better place! But, if you'd rather disconnect altogether, we don't blame you. Rest your festival feet on top a toadstool in Outside Lands' Bubble Tea Party, a fairylike forest meant for fun and frolicking.
Now that you've gotten a handle on the layout, let's talk performances. Before we launch into the much-anticipated musical acts, don't forget Outside Lands' comedic lineup at The Barbary (coming soon) and the fest's exciting speaker series known as D.A.V.E. — Discussions About Virtually Everything. Expanding your mind in between dancing to your fave artists isn't the worst way to spend a weekend!
Okay, without further ado, it's time for the big reveal. For 2019, Outside Lands welcomes Paul Simon, Childish Gambino, Twenty One Pilots, Flume, blink-182, Kygo, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Leon Bridges, Kacey Musgraves, Lil Wayne as official headliners. Accompanying these heavy hitters is Hozier, RL Grime, Ella Mai, Counting Crows, Flying Lotus #D, Alina Baraz, Mavis Staples, Bebe Rexha, Sheck Wes, The Neighborhood, Santigold, Better Oblivion Community Center, Toro y Moi, Denzel Curry, Lauren Daigle, San Holo, Judah & the Lion, Big Wild, The Marias, Nahko and Medicine For The People… So. Many. More. The entire rundown encompasses all genres almost equally, leaving no room for anyone's musical tastes to be waitlisted.
Tickets for Outside Lands 2019 is officially on sale as of last week, meaning that now is the time to jump on passes before prices go up! General admission and VIP weekend passes also fall under payment plan options, for those that need a few payments to lock down their entry. If you really want to ball out in the bay this summer, Outside Lands offers their Golden Gate Pass for $1595 per person… just throwing that out there. Single day tickets are not for sale at this time although shuttle passes, both local and regional, are! For more information or to grab your tickets now, visit the links below or www.sfoutsidelands.com.