Following the disappointing but expected standard that the Coronavirus pandemic has set for the music industry, San Francisco based music festival Outside Lands has called off their 2020 edition. The mixed-genre event was set to take place August 7 through 9 at Golden Gate Park, a date that is ultimately too soon for the kind of massive gathering that averages roughly 240,000 attendees annually. While the news is a blow to fans, the producers of the event are staying positive and turning their focus to the 2021 festivities.
Outside Lands’ parent company, Another Planet Entertainment, has helped soften the blow of cancellation by releasing the festival’s lineup for next year. The diverse spread of talent has something for everyone, with major headliners including Tame Impala, Lizzo, Vampire Weekend, ZHU, and The 1975 to name a few. Rounding out the stacked undercard are artists Troyboi, Sofi Tukker, Rico Nasty, Dr. Dog, Marc Rebillet, Crooked Colours, Bonobo, and Nelly, among others. With so much diversity of talent all packed into one weekend, festival organizers are sure the 2021 event will have a wide-reaching audience. So much so that organizers have also released GA and VIP passes for sale.
While Another Planet is getting excited about moving forward, they’re remaining realistic, planning for caution, and reiterating that the event will not happen until it is fully safe to do so. However long it may take, Outside Lands is sure to come back stronger than ever and will continue to be a quality event for the Bay area. Interested attendees can read the full Outside lands statement and purchase tickets for 2021 here.