Outside Lands, northern California’s biggest music festival returns on Friday, August 11, to Golden Gate Park for the 15th year with more than 60 artists, including The 1975, Lana Del Ray, Cigarettes After Sex, Maggie Rogers and Father John Misty. The Tumblr girls are in for a field day, and the less sentimental of us can go for headliners like Kendrick Lamar, Foo Fighters, Odesza, Megan Thee Stallion and up and coming artists Inhaler, Pretty Sick and No Vacation. Outside Lands 2023 won’t be the influencer olympics with over the top festival fits or people fighting to prove they’re deserving of the best VIP access. This is more a festival for the music (as odd as that might sound when talking a music festival).
Inspired by the underground club scene, the SOMA Tent will bring nine hours of wrist flicking dance music to Marx Meadows. With laser light shows, disco balls and non-stop house music, you could spend all day here if that’s your thing.
There’s also more to look forward to at the Outside Lands Music Festival than crowded pits. For three days, 200,000 people wander the Wine and Beer Lands, legally smoke cannabis, dive into handcrafted cocktails and get a taste of the Bay Area. Vendor applications are now closed so stay tuned for soon to be announced food vendors. Premium festival goers can be prepared for complementary food from Miller & Lux, Boulevard and Liholiho Yacht Club.
- 200,000 people attend.
- Tickets range from $449-$4,899.
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What are the different ticket options?
Single day tickets start at $199 + fees. A 3-day tickets start at $449 + fee.
The other ticketing tiers include:
GA+ – This gives fans expedited entry into the fest and access to a GA+ lounge which has flushable bathrooms, refillable water stations and complimentary soft drinks, plus a full-service bar and food for purchase. The single day tickets start at $299 + fees and the 3-day GA+ are sold out as of May 2023.
VIP – This ticket offer the following perks: Dedicated entrances at the north and south sides of the park; VIP viewing areas at the Lands End, Sutro and Twin Peaks stages featuring dedicated VIP bars; access to a VIP courtyard lounge near the Lands End stage, featuring exclusive food vendors, premium bars, upgraded restrooms and more; a commemorative festival poster; access to exclusive merch for purchase; and access to lockers for rent. The single day tickets start at $499 + fees and the 3-day VIP tickets are sold out as of May 2023.
Golden Gate Club – The single day ticket is $2,199 + fees and the 3-day is $4,899 + fees. This is the festival’s luxe experience and the perks for this tier include: front-stage viewing; stage-to-stage travel in gold carts; a dedicated entrance; and access to a private lounge. There’s also all-day comped food from Bay Area Chefs Tyler Florence of Miller & Lux, Nancy Oakes & Dana Younkin of Boulevard and Ravi Kapur of Liholiho Yacht Club.
Which artists are on the full Outside Lands Music Festival lineup?
Lana Del Rey
Megan Thee Stallion
Cigarettes After Sex
Father John Misty
Nora En Pure
Diesel (Shaquille O’Neal)
Mariah the Scientist
The Jungle Giants
Nation of Language
Venus & The Flytraps
Âme b2b Trikk
Coco & Breezy
Kim Ann Foxman
The full lineup can also be found on sfoutsidelands.com.
Is camping allowed?
There is no camping allowed.
Can you leave the festival grounds and get back in?
No re-entry is allowed after leaving the festival grounds.
Is water available?
Water re-fill stations are available throughout the park.
Who runs Outside Lands?
The festival is produced by Another Planet Entertainment as well as Superfly Presents, and Starr Hill Presents.