Neil Young, Metallica and Stevie Wonder Headline Outside Lands Festival in Golden Gate Park

In a partnership with the San Francisco Recreation & Park Department, Another Planet Entertainment, Superfly Productions and Starr Hill Presents will bring the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival back to San Franciscoís historic Golden Gate Park on August 10-12.

Bay Area thrash metal heroes Metallica will perform in Golden Gate Park for the first time ever on the heels of their 30th Anniversary at the Outside Lands Festival in August. Photo by Soren Starbird

Published: August, 2012

In a partnership with the San Francisco Recreation & Park Department, Another Planet Entertainment, Superfly Productions and Starr Hill Presents will bring the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival back to San Francisco’s historic Golden Gate Park on August 10-12.

Outside Lands’ fifth anniversary lineup represents a palpable expansion on the traditions of the festival Rolling Stone last year called "one of America’s best." Featured this year are two Bay Area giants, Neil Young & Crazy Horse and Metallica, the latter of whom, on the heels of their 30th anniversary, will be performing in their home park for the first time ever.

The festival also welcomes Stevie Wonder to headline the closing night on Sunday. Other major acts include Jack White, who is celebrating the release of his first solo record, and Foo Fighters and Skrillex, both enjoying a multi-Grammy award winning year as well as Norah Jones and Beck.

In its first four years, the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival has become a cherished event that the city of San Francisco has embraced as fans from across the country flock to spend an incomparable weekend in one of America’s greatest parks. Each year, festival organizers ensure that every facet of the event highlights the Bay Area and all of the components that make it one of the most desirable places to live and visit. They also like to the say thank you to the city and the local communities surrounding the park by giving back in substantial ways, raising a total of $4.3 million for the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department. Last year alone, the festival had a $68 million impact on the city as a whole.

Outside Lands has quickly become known for being as much about the food as it is about the music. As The Huffington Post reported, "unlike, well, every other music festival in the country, the culinary offerings at Outside Lands are truly spectacular." This year the festival will see its most expansive lineup yet. In total, attendees will discover approximately 100 food and wine options including organic, kegged wine, food trucks and bites from some of the area’s hottest chefs. Over 50 restaurants will gather in A Taste of the Bay Area and fans can expect to enjoy returning favorites like Maverick, Farmer Brown’s Little Skillet, Pacific Catch, American Grilled Cheese Kitchen and 4505 Meats. Wine Lands will celebrate over 30 of the region’s wineries and welcome back standouts like Long Meadow Ranch, Scribe, Bonny Doon, Kermit Lynch and Paul Grieco’s Summer of Riesling 2012.

 

New Beer Lands Announced


Expanding on its unparalleled culinary personality, Outside Lands are adding a game-changing experience: Beer Lands, an area dedicated to California’s craft beer, for the ultimate weekend of music, food and drink. Brewer Dave McLean, who owns San Francisco’s famous Magnolia Gastropub, collaborated with Outside Lands to create the lineup. McLean chose the 15 breweries, for a menu of over 30 beers, with an eye for those that are local, micro, hand-crafted and with world-class appeal. Riffing on the laid-back, daytime sipping that festivals encourage, Sierra Nevada’s Brewer Terence Sullivan got so inspired by Outside Lands that he created the Outside Lands Saison. It will be available for the first time at the festival.

For more information on the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival and a complete lineup of performers visit www.sfoutsidelands.com.