Outside Lands Cheat Sheet


Outside Lands descends on San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park this weekend, here’s what you need know if you’re heading that way.

Rise and Shine

You took off work on Friday to go to the festival, nicely done. Now don’t spend your morning dilly-dallying! this thing is sold out (like, really sold out) so get there early – Songkick favorites Whitney kick things off at Noon on Friday.

Have a Plan

With so much great music it can be hard to fit in everything that you want without feeling overwhelmed. Create your own personalized schedule over on the festival site. Serenity now.

Keep it Green

Outside lands has an impressive array of environmental efforts including a farmer’s market, refillable water program, a composting workshop and something called the Clean Vibes Trading Post where you can “trade” garbage for rewards. Go the extra mile (literally) and ride your bike to the festival, there’s even a mobile bike party and a bike valet.

Ditch the Wallet

This year’s festival features cashless wristband technology. Not sure what that is? Neither were we. Check out more info here on how to register your wristband and load money on it with a Paypal account. Gone are the days of fumbling for cash in the beer line, and with over 25 breweries participating in Beer Lands this will make your life much, much easier.

Laugh it Up

Sure, you could spend the whole weekend watching bands, but if you need a break from the music, why not head over to the comedy stage? Big names like Fred Armisen and John Mulaney appear alongside up-and-comers, and there’s nothing like a good laugh to cheer you up when you hit your mid festival slump.

Pace Yourself

Don’t go too crazy early in the day, this year’s headliners are seriously good. LCD Soundsystem, Radiohead, and Lionel Ritchie close things out on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday respectively so take it easy in the morning. You’ll thank yourself later.

We’ll be on-site taking it all in right along with you, follow along with our exploits over on our Instagram.




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