Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival 2011

April 17, 2011 dazzadiego No Comments

The fourth annual Outside Lands Music & Arts festival returns to San Francisco’s historic Golden Gate Park this year from August 12-14. Previously lionized as “two days of genre-and generation-crossing music (plus chicken and waffles,” Outside Lands is a surefire way to keep your summer grooving with a genre-bending and exciting musical
lineup. With Muse and Phish headlining alongside Grammy-dominating Arcade Fire, Outside Lands is certain to be comprehensive and exhilarating event. An action-packed and jovial event, Outside Lands is once again bringing together a diversified musical lineup that features new, relatively unknowns alongside living legends like John Fogerty and Mavis Staples. Other household names on the billing include The Black Keys, Deadmau5, MGMT, The Decembrists, Girl Talk, Erykah Badu, and The Roots. A huge new addition to the festival lineup, The Strokes are scheduled to appear in their first live appearance since 2009.

After exploding onto the festival milieu with a star-studded program in 2008 (Radiohead, Beck, Tom Petty), Outside Lands returned with another stellar schedule in 2009 (Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band, Tenacious D). The festival downsized in 2010 to a two-day affair, but is coming back strong in 2011 with a return to three days of delicious food, fine wine, eco-awareness, and a first-rate musical lineup. Diligently working to become a lovable and revered addition to San Francisco over the past three years, portions of every ticket sold to Outside Lands benefits the San Francisco’s Recreation and Park Department.

As complement to the musical merriment, the festival’s Taste of the Bay Area once again welcomes local restaurants purveying their top-selling treats, and the festival’s famous Wine Lands returns again, a glorious tent filled with wine cask tabletops and samples from some of California’s finest vineyards. Festivalgoers can sip their
full-bodied reds as they navigate the Festival Marketplace, which is back for 2011 and boasting some of the best shopping west of the Sierra Nevada. The Festival Marketplace is chock full of quality craftsmen, artisans, vendors, and official festival merchandise. Outside Lands is also welcoming back its Eco Lands. Eco Lands is the tangible representation of the festival’s sustainability mission and commitment to environmental conservation and carbon footprint reduction. The festival encourages recycling, composting, biking and boasts a solar-powered Panhandle Stage and farmer’s market. Ever environmentally conscious, Outside Lands is offering a refillable water program as well as valet bike parking and urban gardening workshops.

Three-day and VIP passes are available on the festival’s website, and range in price from $199.50-$450.00. At the time of this writing, there are only limited Regular and VIP tickets available.

The full line up for this year’s event is below:

Muse, Phish (2 Sets) • Arcade Fire • The Black Keys, Deadmau5 • MGMT • Girl Talk •The Decemberists • John Fogerty • Erykah Badu • The Original Meters • Beirut • The Roots • Arctic Monkeys • Big Audio Dynamite • STS9 • Warren Haynes Band • Big Boi • Major Lazer • Julieta Venega • Sia • OK GO • Greyboy Allstars • Josh Ritter & TheRoyal City Band • Old 97?s • Mavis Staples • !!! • Latyrx f. Lyrics Born & Lateef • Best Coast • Collie Buddz • Phantogram • Charles Bradley • Foster the People • Lotus • STRFKR • Junip • Pajama Party • Infamous Stringdusters • The Vaccines • Toro Y Moi • Vetiver • The Limousines • The Stone Foxes • Joy Formidable • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis • Wye Oak • Ana Tijoux • Orgone • Lord Huron • Tamaryn • Grouplove • Fresh & Onlys • Ximen Sarinana • Ty Segall • Sunbirds • Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers • Diego’s Umbrella • Ghost Robot.


By Alex Van Clief

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