This year, San Francisco’s Outside Lands Festival scored a coup. Paul Simon retired for touring after finishing up a big farewell tour. But he said that he’d still play shows every once in a while to raise money for environmental charities, when the situation was right. And last night, Simon headlined the last … More »
Since the beginning of Childish Gambino, I’ve tried to meet Donald Glover where he’s at. Across his career, the TV-writer-turned-TV-star-turned-rapper has released a string of projects that showed potential without a whole lot of promise. His music was wide-ranging, with bountiful ideas, but none of them were enacted with much finesse. Most of them arrived … More »
I first came to Outside Lands six years ago. My first music festival, the experience was defined as much by what I didn’t yet know as it was by what I came to see. I was initially anchored on the top lines, mostly the rock acts, from Paul McCartney to Phoenix only down to about … More »
Outside Lands has now joined the evergrowing list of festivals who are becoming more relaxed about cannabis consumption and its use at festivals. The Bureau of Cannabis Control has just approved on-site sale and consumption of weed to people of age at Outside Lands. Attendees will have the option of buying up to seven grams of bud, plus
In line with a lengthy track record of top-notch annual programming, Outside Lands‘ 2019 lineup is a mixed bag of musical talent that offers something for all types of music lover. The San Francisco affair’s collection of headliners is rife with artists who are in the midst of career hot streaks. Recent multiple Grammy Award-winning artist Kacey Musgraves tops the lineup with Anderson .Paak, Childish Gambino, and Flume. Attendees can presumably expect Flume to use his Outside Lands slot as a launchpad for new music, given his release of mixtape, Hi, This is Flume, and his ensuing announcement that more fresh material would soon follow. Paul Simon, Twenty One Pilots, The Lumineers, Blink-182, Kygo, Leon Bridges, and Lil Wayne round out the remaining headliners.
Outside Lands’ 2019 lineup represents the electronic genre in its broad scope. RL Grime, San Holo, Big Wild, DJ Koze, Justin Martin, Shallou, and Bob Moses appear among the many producers tapped to perform at the festival. Moreover, DJ Koze, Bay Area-natives Luttrell and Justin Martin, and Flying Lotus‘ lauded 3D show all appear on this year’s billing too. Outside Lands will descend upon San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park from August 9-11. GA and VIP passes to the event will go on-sale on March 28 at 10 AM PT, and can be purchased, here.
Outside Lands has announced its full 2019 lineup. We already knew the San Francisco fest would be welcoming Paul Simon for a special post-retirement performance this year. Now we know his co-headliners will be Childish Gambino and Twenty One Pilots. More »
Last year, Paul Simon wrapped up his grand farewell tour with a show in Queens, a short distance from the house where he grew up. But the farewell tour wasn’t a real farewell. When he launched the tour, Simon was clear that he wasn’t retiring from performing. He said that he wouldn’t tour … More »
Chicago is my favorite city in the United States. I recognize that I base that opinion off almost nothing. I have reasons for this preference, of course — the wide streets and beautiful architecture, the improbably cozy parks tucked into the towering cityscape — but they don’t amount to a holistic picture in which to … More »
This is the first year I’ve traveled to Outside Lands from more than an hour outside the Bay Area, having relocated to the East Coast last year for my inaugural experience “living away from California.” Among the adjustments from the move, including needing to buy a gradient of new coats and trying to understand what … More »