Outside Lands… huh?!!

Kay… this festival came out of nowhere… at least to me anyway; I’ve never even heard of it before. Maybe that implies that I’ve been living in a cave for the last little while…. and I’m willing to admit that definitely a version of that statement applies: just replace ‘cave’ with ‘wind-coulee’, and ‘living’ with ‘trapped against my own will’, and THEN we’ve definitely got a bit more of an accurate statement going on.

San Francisco’s Outside Lands Festival released details of their lineup via the San Francisco Chronicle… and whoa!

Beck… Radiohead… Wilco… Manu Chao…

What the heck?!

According to the San Francisco Chronicle:

More than 60 bands and performers – including Beck, Primus and Widespread Panic – have been signed for the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival on five stages over three days, Aug. 22-24, in Golden Gate Park, producers announced Monday.

In addition to the already advertised headliners – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Radiohead and Jack Johnson – the colossal program will also feature Wilco, Manu Chao, Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, and Steve Winwood.

Also appearing will be Rodrigo y Gabriela, Café Tacvba, Broken Social Scene, Regina Spektor, Devendra Banhart, Galactic’s Crescent City Soul Krewe, Steel Pulse, Cold War Kids, Andrew Bird, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Drive-By Truckers, M. Ward, ALO (Animal Liberation Orchestra), Matt Nathanson, Two Gallants and Mother Hips.

More artists are expected to be added to the lineup, so keep your eye on the prize and check this site every day: SFOutsideLands

Tickets go on sale: March 30th-10am Pacific

Maybe it was just the name of the festival that initially made me think the roster ought to be comprised of hillbilly bands from the U.S. interior… but this just knocked my socks off, and I HAVEN’T even had my coffee yet, DAMMITT!!
Though… I wouldn’t be opposed if one hillbilly band showed up and played some songs on the banjo.. that’s just plain romantic. hah.   Everyone loves a good banjo.

Over and out.


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