Ranger Dave has been teasing you for weeks now, be it through instagram posts, email reminders, you name it. Eager Beaver tickets went live online last Thursday, with Leisure Beaver following suit. The drum roll ended this morning around 10am—and we must say, Outside Lands, you done good.
What we’re pumped for:
In short, BORNS. We’ve fostered a sick, good love for this long haired, high-pitched crooner for years now and we just can’t wait to see him take the stage. Also, Future. Really, Future? We must’ve done something right to deserve this. Round those two out with some Florence Welch (actual scientifically-proven fairy goddess), Big Gigantic, and Chvrches. Now that’s what we refer to as “worth the price of admission.”
The Weeknd and Janet Jackson headline this year’s three-day musical celebration in GG Park. What with the fact that The Weeknd just dropped a new album, perhaps this makes sense. Surprise or not, we’re diggin’ it. Now dammit, Janet, we certainly did not see you coming. We’re so there for it, though. Super Bowl knows she always puts on a good show. And T-God JT won’t be there for an unrequested strip tease, yes?
The Tried and True
When you throw the likes of Bon Iver, Odesza, DJ Snake, Beck, and Quinn XCII into one weekend, the likelihood of crowd satisfaction is strong. That group, along with Mikky Ekko, Poolside, Rex Orange County, Carly Rae Jepsen, and SmokePurp makes for just the kind of weird and wonderful variety we so love about OSL.
If there’s cause to celebrate, we can hopefully all agree that Outside Lands has survived another year of not becoming Coachella. We don’t flock to the desert here in SF, we mosey over to the lush green fields of Golden Gate, like our hippie, beat forbearers did as they paved the way for us. We tip our ranger hats to them.
// Friday, August 10 until Sunday, August 12; Who are you pumped to see? See the full lineup here.
Isabella Welch is a graduate of UCLA with a degree in history. Her writing has been featured in history journals, travel blogs, arts & culture magazines, and more. Director of Editorial & Creative Development at Bob Cut Mag, lover of stories and tinto de verano, she’s usually found wandering the Headlands.