Outside Lands 2013Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA
On old maps of San Francisco, the ground that Golden Gate Park was built upon was called the Outside Lands because the desolate sand dunes were outside of SF city limits and jurisdiction until 1866. When Another Planet Entertainment was looking for a name for their inaugural music festival in Golden Gate Park in 2008, they discovered the term via Woody LaBounty and his project to preserve the history of SF's western neighborhoods. That first 2008 Outside Lands Music Festival boasted Radiohead and Tom Petty as headliners. Subsequent years' lineups have included acts ranging from Pearl Jam to Arcade Fire to Erykah Badu, quickly making Outside Lands one of the most sought-after, fastest-selling festivals around. At this year's Outside Lands, expect more than 100,000 revelers to descend on the park as Sir Paul McCartney headlines another astounding lineup. And don't forget to sample some local wine and take an urban gardening workshop while you're at it.
Bonnie Chan, Editor