This year, the notorious Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary. That means the acts are going to be better, the food tastier and the crowds even bigger. And with headliners like The Who and Lorde, Outside Lands will live up to its reputation and more.
This festival is all about the mainstream music acts, but Outside Lands never misses the opportunity to share its eco-friendly agenda with attendees by encouraging the use of public transport and partnering with local non-profits.
Whether you’re into music, arts, the environment or all three, Outside Lands in SF is where you want to be this year.
Here is your complete guide to Outside Lands 2017.
Outside Lands Date & Location
Outside Lands 2017 will be August 11-13 in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.
Outside Lands Lineup
Outside Lands never fails to impress with their lineup, and their 10th Anniversary festival falls in line with tradition.
This year’s headliners include Metallica, The Who, Gorillaz, Lorde, A Tribe Called Quest, Alt-J, Queens of the Stone Age, Solange, Tove Lo, Schoolboy Q and so many more legendary artists.
Outside Lands Tickets
Outside Lands keeps it simple with two ticketing options: General Admission and VIP. Both options give you access to the festival grounds and all performances. However VIP Admission includes exclusive viewing areas, restrooms facilities, bars, lounges and shaded seating.
3-day General Admission – $375
3-day VIP Admission* – $795
Getting to & from Outside Lands
Parking at the festival grounds is limited and driving in SF is a nightmare. To get to Outside Lands, you’re best off taking public transportation or using the official Outside Lands shuttle.
Take BART to Civic Center Station SF → Walk 0.3 miles (6 minutes) to Bill Graham Civic Auditorium → Catch the Outside Lands Shuttle to Golden Gate Park.
If you prefer to drive, you can purchase a 3-day Parking Pass for $255.
Where to Stay for Outside Lands
Everyone knows it: San Francisco is one of the most–if not the most–expensive cities in the U.S. This means hotels too. The surge pricing and availability will be a problem for a festival that expects 70,000 people in attendance.
Since public transportation is easily accessible to and from San Francisco, you may want to save some money and stay across the bridge in popular cities like Oakland, Berkeley or Emeryville.
By expanding your search to the entire Bay Area, you can find bargains like this apartment that sleeps up to 7 people for just $100/night.
In Oakland, hotels convenient to public transportation start around $200/night, but Airbnbs can be as low as $46/night, like this spacious, well-lit bedroom in a Piedmont home.
Outside Lands Pro Tips
Download the Outside Lands App
Leave your alcohol at home – it’s not allowed
Bring a blanket so you can sprawl out on the lawn
Don’t skip Choco Lands, which gives you a taste of everything that is great about SF cuisine
Bring a backup phone charger, but if you forget, stop by the AT&T-sponsored charging station
Mark Twain famously said that the coldest winter he ever spent was a summer in San Francisco. It’s no joke; San Francisco weather can be unexpectedly rainy and cold in August, so wear layers for warmth. (Note: umbrellas aren’t allowed)
Located in Hellman Hollow next to the Panhandle Stage, Eco Lands’ mission is to partner with local non-profits to build a better and more healthy San Francisco. It does this in three ways: Greening Programs that focus on sustainability, Waste Diversion that promotes the use of compost and recycling to properly dispose of waste and Non-Profit Partners that focus on the arts, the community and the environment.
Find out more about how you can be apart of this eco-conscious initiative. Do your part to keep this world and our community safe, clean and healthy.