Everything You Need to Know About Outside Lands 2019

Everything You Need to Know About Outside Lands 2019

By Rachael Medina August 08, 2019

When the best bands, incredible food vendors, world-class artists, acclaimed comedians, and Golden Gate Park come together, it can only mean one thing: Outside Lands is back. This year’s event takes place August 9–11 and host such showstoppers as Paul Simon, Twenty One Pilots, Childish Gambino, and more. 

Stimulate your senses with three full days of musical performances, culinary demonstrations, comedic acts, and more food than you could possibly eat. Start off with the artisanal cheese plate, bacon flight, fried mac and cheese, empanadas, and organic cold-pressed juice, but make sure to grab some of the fresh mini donuts, loaded funnel cakes, and treats from Humphry Slocombe before the festival is over. 

What to Expect at Outside Lands

Featuring impressive music and food lineups, the popular Outside Lands festival draws 200,000-plus people to San Francisco's Golden Gate Park every year.  

1. When is Outside Lands?

The 2019 fest begins on Friday, August 9 and goes through Sunday, August 11.

2. Where is Outside Lands?

The event takes over Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.

3. How many people attend the festival? 

More than 200,000 attendees take part in this legendary event every year.

4. How long has Outside Lands been going on?

The festival held its inaugural event in 2008 and has been going strong since.

5. Who has previously headlined at Outside Lands?

The Weeknd, Florence and the Machine, Janet Jackson, Arcade Fire, The Black Keys, The Killers, Arctic Monkeys, Death Cab for Cutie, and dozens of other incredible artists have graced the multiple stages over the years.

Award-winning country artist Kacey Musgraves headlines this year's fest alongside such megastars as Paul Simon, The Lumineers, Childish Gambino, and Twenty One Pilots.

6. What is the Outside Lands lineup this year?

Paul Simon, Childish Gambino, Twenty One Pilots, The Lumineers, blink-182, Flume, Kygo, Anderson .Paak & the Free Nationals, Leon Bridges, Kacey Musgraves, Lil Wayne, and Hozier are merely a few of the awesome performers you will have the chance to see in person.

7. What are the Outside Lands hours?

Friday, August 9

Gates open: 11 a.m. 

Music begins: 12 p.m.

Music ends: 10 p.m.

Saturday, August 10

Gates open: 11 a.m. 

Music begins: 12 p.m.

Music ends: 10 p.m.

Sunday, August 11

Gates open: 11 a.m. 

Music begins: 12 p.m.

Music ends: 9:40 p.m.

Outside Lands also offers an array of mouthwatering culinary creations such as decadent funnel cakes, artisanal cheeses, local seafood, and international eats. Photo courtesy of @outsidelands.

8. What should I bring?

A reusable water bottle since there are free refilling stations located throughout the event grounds. Bring an ID, a fanny pack or small purse (smaller than 6” x 8” x 3”), cash or credit cards, and your festival wristband. 

9. Where can I find the Outside Lands schedule? 

The official lineup can be found here

10. Will there be food I can eat?

Most likely, yes. There are vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options available at the festival.

Now that all of your major Outside Lands questions have been answered, make sure to grab your Outside Lands tickets before they sell out. We’ll see you there!

Rachael Medina

WRITTEN BY Rachael Medina

Rachael Medina is the staff writer and content manager for California.com. She was born and raised just outside the Mojave Desert in Southern California and moved to the redwood forests of Humboldt C…

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