Outside Lands shall return to San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park for a second year, August 28-30, 2009. Last year’s inaugural headliners included Radiohead, Jack Johnson and Tom Petty. (N/B: Writing those words just reminded me of Sunday’s lunch, dammit: I bet Jack Johnson knows which Surfer Taco to order. Maybe even shows up with his own sauce and escabeche in tow.)
Interestingly enough, if we are to take the below press release at face value Stereogum may be “road-tripping” to the festival this year. Sort of a long drive from New York if you ask me, but I say bring it, guys! See you up there (I’m flying Virgin with a cocktail in hand).
As always, keep your eyes tuned to the site for your ticket on-sale info. Photos from last year’s festival may be found here.
March 3, 2009, San Francisco — Another Planet Entertainment, Superfly Productions and Starr Hill Presents, in a partnership with the San Francisco Recreation & Park Department, are proud to announce the second annual Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival. The second installment of this dynamic entertainment experience will once again take place over three days in San Francisco’s historic Golden Gate Park. The dates for this year’s event are August 28 - 30, 2009.
Last year’s inaugural event received major accolades from the fans, the press and the industry at large. The San Francisco Chronicle called “this first-of-its-kind music festival in Golden Gate Park a success!” Rolling Stone said that its “good vibes derived from the combined experience of the two companies that produced it,” while Stereogum hailed Outside Lands as “the destination for your next road trip come 2009.” By continuing to bring an endless selection of world-class music and activities that celebrate the vibrant culture of the Bay Area, this year’s event is poised to cement the festival as one of the premier music events in the country. “We could not be happier that the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival will be cemented as an annual event in San Francisco,” Allen Scott of Another Planet Entertainment said. “This festival is a celebration of this world-class city and Golden Gate Park, the country’s greatest urban oasis.”
Outside Lands 2009 represents the beginning of a five-year agreement with San Francisco’s Recreation and Park Department and the City of San Francisco. San Francisco Rec & Park manages over 200 Parks, Playgrounds and Open Spaces throughout the City, in addition to numerous other recreation facilities and programs. Outside Lands is thrilled to support this mission. A significant portion of every ticket sold will directly benefit San Francisco’s Recreation and Park Department.
With the incomparable pedigree of its producers, Outside Lands 2009 is once again set to be the vital event with the broad range of entertainment and amusement options you’d expect from the partnering of the co-founders of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival with one of the most successful promoters in Northern California. The unique strengths of these companies using the backdrop of one of the most famous parks in one of the most thriving musical cities in the world is certain to make for yet another unforgettable weekend.
The artist line up for the festival will be announced in the coming weeks.