Alicia Keys performing live in 2011.

Outside Lands 2024

AUGUST 09-11, 2024


A three-day festival with a designated cannabis area, tech bros head-bobbing to Odesza and a redwoods canopy framing top performers.

Outside Lands is sort of like a big San Francisco park day. It’s named for the outer, western neighborhoods of the city, and has the expected NorCal mainstays: a designated cannabis area (called Grass Lands), tech bros head-bobbing to Odesza and a redwoods canopy. Big names in performers and sponsors, but low-key in effect, the three-day festival takes place amidst Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.

Past headliners have included Kendrick Lamar, Foo Fighters, Odesza, Lana Del Rey, Megan Thee Stallion and Maggie Rogers. This year the headliners are Alicia Keys, The Killers, Dua Lipa, Troye Sivan, MGMT and SIA. See the full lineup below.  

Apart from the music, there are often art installations and local artists popping up stands throughout the festival. The dress code is laid back. People wear anything from jean shorts to glittery festival attire, all generally appropriate for traversing seven stages across the park’s 80 acres. This is California, so of course you can bring a water bottle and refill it at water stations throughout the festival grounds. When you’re not grooving or cheering for a favorite artist on a tech bro’s shoulder, or maybe after you hit up Grass Lands, check out the food court, which has booths from nearly 100 local restaurants. 

The Specs

  • Typically around 200,000 people attend each year. 
  • $399 will get you a GA, all-day pass. 
  • Here’s how to spend the rest of your time in San Francisco.


What is the closest airport to Outside Lands? 

The closest major airport to Outside Lands is San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

What’s the bag policy?

Clear bags are allowed, as well as bags under 6” x 8” x 3”

Is the event ADA-accessible?

There is an ADA entrance at 36th and JFK.

Where should I stay? 

There’s no camping at the festival, so find a local hotel, home rental, or friend’s couch to crash on. 

Which artists are on the Outside Lands lineup?

Alicia Keys, The Killers, Dua Lipa, Troye Sivan, MGMT, SIA, Air (Playing Moon Safari), Jungle, D4VD, Disclosure, Anderson Paak, Carly Rae Jepsen, Polo G, Kayraminé, Portugal The Man, Victoria Monét, The Head and the Heart, Men I Trust, Four Tet, Badbadnotgood, Killer Mike, Joanna Newsom, Toro Y Moi, Hippo Campus, Remi Wolf, Beach Fossils and more.


My 2024 OSL mock lineup is here! : r/OutsideLands


BY Logan Davis