Outside Lands lineup release aims for comeback


Jessica Gillis

Twin Peaks stage at Outside Lands Music Festival on August 13, 2017

Jessica Gillis, Staff member

Just as festival season approaches, so does comeback season for Outside Lands Music Festival in its 11 year at Golden Gate Park.

This year the line up contains three main headliners including The Weeknd, Florence+ the Machine and Janet Jackson also joining are sub-headliners Bon Iver, Future, Beck, Odesza and DJ Snake as well as many more.

Compared to last year’s underwhelming lineup and scheduling conflicts that angered many a festival goers, this is quite the turn around.

Fans were disgruntled at last year’s festival because it strayed away from the typical essence of the festival that it first started with.

Four years ago, a ticket was around $325 for a three-day and now it comes out to $422 for a three-day ticket including fees.

People were not happy about that change especially when they don’t think the lineup is worth it.

They also struggled with selling out the festival  last year. It did not sell out until the day before it started.

Some conflicts that the festival contained but were not limited to included, A Tribe Called Quest rescheduling twice and then canceling, only one rap artist preforming the entire weekend as well as the lineup being very heavy in alternative older bands like Metallica and The Who.

This differing from the festival lineups in the past which typically gave a well-rounded balance throughout all genres.

It seems like Outside Lands heard the message loud and clear because this year they delivered with the lineup stacked from top to bottom.

With good mixes of Electronic Dance Music (Illenium, Gryffin and Whethan), alternative (BØRNS, CHVURCHES and Mac Demarco), rap (SOBxRBE and Future) and a lot more newer founded artists.

The lineup this year is also mirroring some of Coachella’s lineup later on this year, which is common for some festivals, but the fact that there are at least seven big names being repeated from the Coachella lineup on the Outside Lands lineup is a great thing for anyone who won’t be able to attend Coachella.

Outside Lands certainly delivered this year and is always a great time no matter how old you are or what kind of music you like.

Regular tickets will be on sale starting April 5 at 10 a.m. going for $375 plus fees for three-day tickets.

Editors note price was changed from $400 to $422 to reflect the price with fees included