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Fifteen Years of Outside Lands in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park

Jun 02, 2023 10:20AM ● By David Kessler

Thousands flock to the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival for three epic days of music, food, art, and craft beer. Celebrating 15 years, San Francisco’s epic fest returns August 11-13 to Golden Gate Park. Whether you’re a boomer or a zoomer, a hip hop, rock n roll, or techno fan, this year's A-list artist lineup has you covered : Kendrick Lamar, Zedd, Janelle Monáe, Interpol, Foo Fighters, Maggie Rogers, Odesza, Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Yachty, and so many more.

Add to the music a food lineup bigger and better than ever before. This year the global feast—Taste of the Bay Area—brings the cuisine of 95 diverse eateries to festival foodies. We’re talking everything from Curry Up Now’s tikka masala burritos, FOB Kitchen’s crispy pork lumpia, and Horn Barbecue’s burnt ends sandos to Lulu’s falafel nachos, Rocko’s ice cream tacos, and Chef Smelly’s crab garlic noodles.

Pair all that deliciousness with ice cold hoppy brews and artisanal blends in Wine Lands and Beer Lands where some of the most diverse California wines and craft brews are poured by the people who make them.

For an ultra-luxe fest experience, splurge on a VIP ticket for access to Ken Fulk’s Golden Gate Club where you'll be wined and dined by local culinary and cocktail legends, including Nancy Oakes & Dana Younkin of Boulevard Restaurant, Ravi Kapur of Good Good Culture Club, and Chef Tyler Florence of Miller & Lux.

Get ready to dance in SOMA Tent to the rhythms of BLOND:ISH, Claptone, WhoMadeWho, Tinlicker, Ame b2b Trikk, Sama’ Abdulhadi and much more. The festival is all about sustainability and clean vibes. Stay hydrated, fill your reuseable drinking vessels at a water station and have a good time.  General admission and VIP tickets are on sale with limited availability.

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