Lineup of artists
scheduled to play will be announced soon.
By Blurt Staff
Another Planet Entertainment, Superfly Productions and Starr
Hill Presents, in a partnership with the San Francisco Recreation & Park
Department, this morning have announced
the second annual Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival. The second
installment will once again take place over three days in San
Francisco’s historic Golden
The dates for this year’s event are August 28 – 30, 2009.
Last year’s inaugural event received major accolades from the fans, the
press and the industry at large. No less than your friendly neighborhood BLURT, in an in-depth review penned by Associate Editor Andy Tennille, singled out
shows from Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Andrew Bird, Widespread Panic, M.
Ward, Wilco, Radiohead and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers as reasons to
The San Francisco
Chronicle called “this first-of-its-kind music festival in Golden Gate Park a success!” Rolling Stone said
that its “good vibes derived from the combined experience of the two
companies that produced it,” while Stereogum hailed Outside Lands as
“the destination for your next road trip come 2009.” By continuing to
bring an endless selection of world-class music and activities that celebrate
the vibrant culture of the Bay Area, this year’s event is poised to cement the
festival as one of the premier music events in the country. “We could not
be happier that the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival will be cemented as
an annual event in San Francisco,”
Allen Scott of Another Planet Entertainment said. “This festival is a
celebration of this world-class city and Golden Gate Park,
the country’s greatest urban oasis.”
Outside Lands 2009 represents the beginning of a five-year agreement
with San Francisco’s Recreation and Park
Department and the City of San
Francisco. San Francisco Rec & Park
manages over 200 Parks, Playgrounds and Open Spaces throughout the City, in
addition to numerous other recreation facilities and programs. Outside
Lands is thrilled to support this mission. A significant portion of every
ticket sold will directly benefit San
Francisco’s Recreation and Park Department.
With the incomparable pedigree of its producers, Outside
is once again set to be the vital event with the broad range of entertainment
and amusement options you’d expect from the partnering of the co-founders of
the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival with one of the most successful
promoters in Northern California. The unique
strengths of these companies using the backdrop of one of the most famous parks
in one of the most thriving musical cities in the world is certain to make for
yet another unforgettable weekend.
The artist line up for the festival will be announced in the coming weeks.