San Francisco’s Outside Lands Music Festival has finally announced the lineup for their tenth year, and it looks like some pretty incredible talent will be headed to the Bay Area this summer. The Who, Metallica, Gorillaz, Lorde, and A Tribe Called Quest sit at the top of the bill, representing genres ranging from rock, to hip-hop, to legendary power-pop. Outside Lands will continue the tradition of providing a lineup of comedians as well, though those performers have yet to be announced. The Outside Lands Festival will take place August 11-13th at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Check out the official 2017 Outside Lands Festival Trailer below:
The Who will be coming straight off their residency in Las Vegas to perform at Outside Lands. And even though Pete Townshend and co. have been boasting this as their “last big tour”, we think that due to overwhelming reception by fans, including millennials, that The Who will continue to tour after their U.K Tour dates.
We have yet to see the Gorillaz appear on any music festival lineup besides the Demon Dayz Festival in the U.K, so we were pretty surprised to see that they would be making a headlining appearance at Outside Lands. Especially since the Gorillaz are dropping an album on April 28th. Considering this could be Damon Albarn and co.’s only North American tour date, we think their set alone is a great reason to attend Outside Lands this year.
We’ve seen Lorde and A Tribe Called Quest on a few music festival lineups so far, but never on the same one. Lorde will be riding the wave of her forthcoming album Melodrama, which will be released on June 16th. We’re hoping hip-hop legends A Tribe Called Quest will continue to tour after this circuit of music festivals, as they continue to be vital voices in the hip-hop genre.
Outside Lands Tickets will go on sale April 6th at 10 AM EST via the festival’s website. We suggest getting your tickets soon, as this festival is bound to sell out quickly. Check out the full Outside Lands Music Festival Lineup below: