Outside Lands Hits On Every Genre In Motley Fashion With Massive 2017 Lineup

Outside Lands Hits On Every Genre In Motley Fashion With Massive 2017 Lineup

Outside Lands Hits On Every Genre In Motley Fashion With Massive 2017 Lineup


Photo Credit: Andrew Jorgensen

Written by Grace Fleisher and John Flynn

Outside Lands is everything a music aficionado dreams of at night…and more. The three day festival, held in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park August 11-13th, combines music, comedy, food, wine, crafts, and much more.

Last year’s legendary lineup nailed down an impressive collection of acts across virtually every genre. From Radiohead to Lionel Richie the festival was far from a disappointment. Here at The Sights and Sounds, we figured it was nearly impossible for Outside Lands to outdo themselves. Well, we were proved wrong, because this year’s edition is a god send for festival goers. If Ranger Dave is reading this, we’re sorry we ever doubted you!

The 2014 Outside Lands Music and Art Festival - San Francisco, CA - 8/9/14


Photo Credit: Tom Tomkinson

In it’s tenth anniversary the San Francisco Bay Area’s premier music event, presents its widely anticipated and certainly diversified bill.

Headliners for this year’s festival include household names of rock Metallica and The Who, as well as Lorde, A Tribe Called Quest, and the Gorillaz, marking the band’s first U.S. trek in over seven years.

The Who serves as one of the festival’s strongest “legacy” billings in the festivals ten year existence – similar billings in the past include Lionel Richie, Elton John, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers., Paul McCartney, and Stevie Wonder.

Metallica is fresh off of their recent debut of Hardwired…To Self Destruct, an album that received widespread critical acclaim and was dubbed a return to bands seminal days. The Gorillaz are set to release their first album since 2010’s double release of Plastic Beach and The Fall. The band has been building up hype around the albums theme and story line, and have shared a few singles as well.

Needless to say, the first three names on the bill are worthy of more than a head nod, and the rest of the bill only accents the diverse collection of headliners. Lorde will be fresh off of a new album by August, and A Tribe Called Quest is relevant both historically and in a contemporary understanding of the music industry. ATCQ’s recent release of We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service is both an ode to fallen member Phife Dawg and a political commentary highlighting some of our nation’s most pertinent issues.

Outside Lands bill is sure to satisfy any music lover’s quench for something new, straying far from this season’s fest bill norm in its keen attention to detail. This year’s bill is packed with breakout and standout acts including Thundercat, S U R V I V E, The Japanese House, Noname, Maggie Rogers, The Lemon Twigs, and tons more.

Whether it’s the fest’s killer classic rockers that’ve caught your eye or the sweet soothing tunes promised from the Fleet Foxes return at this year’s Outside Lands, the festival won’t disappoint.

If you’re looking for a complete guide to this year’s lineup, look no further, we’ve got you covered.

Check out this year’s impressive lineup organized by genre below:

*= Breakout Must-See Acts


The Who
Queens of the Stone Age
Young the Giant
Royal Blood
*The She’s


*Maggie Rogers
*Sofi Tukker
Kali Uchis
Lee Fields & The Expressions
Jacob Banks


Above & Beyond
Little Dragon
Tove Lo
*Louis the Child
*Bomba Estéreo
How to Dress Well
*S U R V I V E
Sam Dew
Oliver Tree


A Tribe Called Quest
Schoolboy Q
Action Bronson
*Dr. Octagon
K. Flay


Fleet Foxes
Empire of the Sun
The Avett Brothers
Belle and Sebastian
Future Islands
Vance Joy
Sleigh Bells
Real Estate
Hamilton Leithauser
Electric Guest
Hundred Waters
San Fermin
*The Japanese House
*The Lemon Twigs
Grace Mitchell


Shovels & Rope
James Vincent McMorrow
Rag ‘n’ Bone Man
Mon Laferte
Mondo Cozmo


John Moreland

Be sure to stay tuned for details from Outside Lands’ organizers as the announcement of food, wine, and beer vendors is still to be expected. But just to tie you over, more than 80 Bay Area restaurants, 40+ Northern California wineries, near 30 west coast breweries, and a collection of the region’s best cocktail bars are set to collaborate with the fest…

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Photo Credit: Andrew Jorgensen

It’s safe to say this is not going to be something you’ll want to miss out on. But to no surprise the festival season’s must-stop doesn’t stop there. Not only are an art and comedy still lineup preluding, but staying true to the festival’s name, Outside Lands is leading the way for festivals of the future. In true accountability and commitment to the outdoors a portion of every ticket sale will directly benefit San Francisco’s Recreation and Park Department.

Outside Lands is also an industry leader in diverting its waste.

Per the festival’s website, “with over 300k pounds of waste we were able to divert nearly 270k pounds from the landfill for an 88% waste diversion rate. Each year we work alongside Clean Vibes and the San Francisco Department of the Environment to achieve the highest possible diversion rates. All of the cups, plates, bowls and utensils are 100% compostable at Outside Lands thanks to our sustainability partner Eco-Products. Please make sure to put them in the proper green bin marked “compost.” You can also look for our Clean Vibes Trash Talkers® who will help point you in the right direction.”

This impressive feat is just another reason Outside Lands is an admirable destination, one we certainly can’t miss out on at The Sights and Sounds.

The 2014 Outside Lands Music and Art Festival - San Francisco, CA - 8/10/14


Photo Credit: Tom Tomkinson

Tickets for the festival are available as early as this Thursday April 6 at 10 a.m. via the festival’s website. Three-day general admission passes are available for $375, with VIP entry at $795.



Outside Lands Lineup 2017




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Grace Fleisher Former Managing Editor