The second Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival will once again take place over three days, August 28-30, in San Francisco’s historic Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA.
This year’s event represents the beginning of a five-year agreement with San Francisco’s Recreation and Park Department and the City of San Francisco. A significant portion of every ticket sold will directly benefit San Francisco’s Recreation and Park Department.
Festival producers include Another Planet Entertainment, Superfly Productions (co-founders of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival) and Starr Hill Presents, in a partnership with the San Francisco Recreation & Park Department.
The artist line up will be announced in the coming weeks. At last year’s inaugural event, 130,000 people rocked to Radiohead, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Jack Johnson, and Ben Folds among many others.
Despite receiving accolades from the fans, the press and the industry at large last year, complaints about noise, traffic and other problems placed the festival in jeopardy this year. However, the community realized that it was a big moneymaker for the parks department, which will get $1.5 million from the promoters. Neighbors won some concessions for this year’s event, such as requiring that the closing night show on Sunday end at 7:30 p.m.
“We could not be happier that the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival will be cemented as an annual event in San Francisco,” Allen Scott of Another Planet Entertainment said in a statement. “This festival is a celebration of this world-class city and Golden Gate Park, the country’s greatest urban oasis.”