The lineup for this year's Outside Lands festival is here! Celebrate good times come on, although that should not suggest Kool & the Gang made the cut, granted they certainly should have. Helping the festival move back to the proper three day variety is a solid core of headliners featuring the greatest rock band on the planet Phish, already confirmed to be playing two sets on Friday night, Muse who are rumored to be holding down Saturday night's headlining festivities, and the third night theoretically being split between almost-headliners-but-not-really Arcade Fire and The Black Keys. A solid start if I don't say so myself, granted I just did, but that's why you're here, right? Literal wordplay? Oh, the lineup. Yeah, let's get to that.
Joining in on the fun in Golden Gate Park August 12-14 will be a lot of people who have never been in my kitchen, more specifically Deadmau5, Girl Talk, Big Boi, Erykah Badu, Beirut, Big Audio Dynamite, as well as Bay Area legend/fake southerner John Fogerty. Of course there are some SHA favorites mixed in there as well such as MGMT, Lotus, Mavis Staples, The Decemberists, The Meters, The Roots, The Infamous Stringdusters, The Joy Formidable, The Stone Foxes and four more bands that start with "The". What can we say, we love the article-noun naming convention.
Other notable acts include Arctic Monkeys, Sound Tribe Sector 9, The Warren Haynes Band (who I'm hoping don't play until Sunday so as to guarantee no Warren sit-in mid-Phish), Toro Y Moi and many more. Tickets go on sale starting this Thursday April 14th and there are varying pricing scales so the early birds get the proverbial worm here with savings! Straight cash homey.