Do you love Outside Lands? Do you love Outside Lands so much you're certain you'll be going, even before you know who's playing? Have I got news for you!
Yes, early-bird three-day passes for Outside Lands 2017 go on sale this Thursday, March 30 at 10am, and if you're among the festival enthusiasts who can't wait to spend the weekend of Aug. 11- 13 gettin' #festy in Golden Gate Park -- again, completely regardless of who's on stage -- you should probably get your clicking finger ready: Last year, when the music and food festival first took a cue from Coachella and put a limited quantity of tickets up for sale a full week before announcing the lineup, said passes sold out within 24 hours.
There's no reason to suspect this year, OSL's 10th anniversary (meaning yes, that much time has passed since you were there for the infamous Radiohead Sound Problems of 2008) should be any different. The festival, the true jewel in Another Planet Entertainment's crown, gets bigger every year -- with a price tag to match. This year three-day general admission passes go for $355; the VIP option (slightly nicer bathrooms, shorter lines for drinks, invaluable sense of superiority) will be $765.
As for that lineup: If wild speculation is your thing, check out predictions from SFist here, or the Outside Lands subreddit here. Metallica, Lorde, The Weeknd, Arcade Fire, Father John Misty, Wiz Khalifa, and A Tribe Called Quest all seem to be strong maybes so far.
More to come as soon as there's, you know, actual new information to share. In the meantime, head on over to sfoutsidelands.com on Thursday at 10am to snag tickets to the thing, which will absolutely involve music and food. We'll just be over here picking out this year's culturally insensitive headwear.