Outside Lands 2018: The Weeknd, Florence + The Machine, Janet Jackson top this year’s lineup
Outside Lands is coming back to to Golden Gate Park on August 10-12, and the beloved local festival just announced a doozy of a lineup for its 11th year! In addition to the expected mix of big name festival veterans (CHVRCHES, Bon Iver, Father John Misty) and emerging artists (Cuco, Lucy Dacus, Daniel Caesar), Outside Lands 2018 stands out with two welcome developments. First, it's great to see women headlining two of the festival's three days, as Florence + The Machine and Janet Jackson join the Weeknd atop this year's poster. Second, there's a strong contingent of Bay Area performers [...]
Support The Bay Bridged and you could win tickets to Outside Lands and Noise Pop!
Through our work, The Bay Bridged has taken a leading role in supporting local musicians and the Bay Area music community, but we can't do it alone! Your support of our 2016 Fundraiser is critical to ensuring that we can showcase the best of San Francisco Bay Area music in 2017. There are a ton of great rewards for donors at different levels, but every donor of at least $10 will also be entered into a drawing to win one of our amazing grand prizes. Those prizes include one pair of General Admission tickets to the 2017 Outside Lands Music [...]
Your guide to Outside Lands 2016’s many schedule conflicts
Concerts are increasingly the dominant source of income for artists in the music industry. Record sales continue to fall as "ownership" becomes an outdated ideology in the era of streaming, yet the new rental economy is still a war zone of competing financial interests that has few winners and a bitter majority of begrudging losers. While the business begins to rediscover exactly how to monetize audio recordings, musicians are wisely taking their catalogs on the road. Live music is more massive than ever, and one such result of this trend is the modern summer festival circuit. Outside Lands released their [...]
Outside Lands 2016: Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, Lionel Richie to headline
Nine years after Radiohead became the first music act to play at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park after dark at the first Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival, the celebrated English band will return for the festival's ninth annual go-around. Electronic rock band LCD Soundsystem will headline a second night, while R&B crooner Lionel Richie was named as a surprising third headliner of the festival, which is presented by Another Planet Entertainment, Superfly and Starr Hill. The 2016 bill includes Duran Duran, J. Cole, Lana Del Rey, Ryan Adams, Oakland songstress Kehlani, Grimes, Vince Staples, and and a even a special performance [...]
Eight years in, Outside Lands cements a lasting legacy
Photo courtesy of Outside Lands Deep in the vegetation of Golden Gate Park, among the tens of thousands of attendees at the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival in 2012, beside the fairytale-like “houses” peddling chocolate – hot, cold, hardened and molten – and next to a carnival sideshow with clowns, jugglers and the like, out walked pasty-skinned Jack White, carrying a guitar and followed by his all-female band. Those who were there will name it as the most-momentous, iconic moment in the festival’s first seven years. That statement doesn’t just hold true for common fans. Both Allen [...]
Review: Flaming Lips, Arctic Monkeys among the highlights of Outside Lands 2014
Editor's note: Below, find Jody Amable's review of Outside Lands 2014, followed by a collection of Roman Gokhman's tweets from the festival all weekend long. Be sure to also check out Daniel Kielman's great collection of Outside Lands photos too. Another year, another Outside Lands, amirite San Francisco? There isn’t much that can be said about OSL that hasn’t already been said in the festival’s seven years of existence. There are certain things you can expect at this point: The food will be good, there will be at least one dad-rock headliner that ends up surpassing your expectations, and kids [...]
Photos: Three days of great music at the 2014 Outside Lands Music Festival!
The 2014 Outside Lands Music Festival brought three days of sold-out crowds and great bands to Golden Gate Park this weekend. Enjoy this massive collection of awesome photos from Daniel Kielman. Be sure to also check out our review of the festival by Jody Amable. Day 1: Arctic Monkeys, Bleachers, Mikal Cronin, Nicki Bluhm and more Day 2: Macklemore, Death Cab for Cutie, Christopher Owens, Dum Dum Girls and more Day 3: The Flaming Lips, Spoon, Ben Howard, The Brothers Comatose and more
Interview: Outside Lands producers gear up for seventh year
For more on Outside Lands 2014, check out our spotlight on local artists performing at this year's festival. The seventh annual Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival (August 8 to 10 in Golden Gate Park), once again produced by Another Planet Entertainment, Superfly Presents and Starr Hill Presents, has some new features for fans of music, food and drink. The Bay Bridged interviewed Another Planet Executive Vice President Allen Scott about the new additions, as well as the future of festival, on which the producers already have their sights. The Bay Bridged: Tom Petty is the festival’s first repeat headliner [...]