Outside Lands is back for YEAR FIFTEEN in San Francisco and they just announced this year’s lineup. Although summer weather is usually pretty breezy in the bay area, the 2023 lineup of Northern California’s iconic festival is piping hot. I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again… Outside Lands has the best multi-genre lineup in the country, time and time again. This year’s installment will be hosted in the magnificent Golden Gate Park just south of the Golden Gate Bridge in the heart of the city on August 11th-13th.
Let’s get into this MASSIVE lineup. We’ve got Kendrick Lamar, Odesza, Lana Del Rey, Foo Fighters, The 1975, Megan Thee Stallion, Zedd, Janelle Monae, Maggi Rogers, and Fisher as the highest-billing acts of the weekend. I could die happy with that lineup right there alone. The diversity in those sounds simply can’t be beaten. Like where else can you go and vibe to Kendrick Lamar LIVE and then dance to Odesza LIVE back to back?? Maybe I’m biased but Kendrick is my favorite rapper and Odesza is my favorite DJs in the game so I’m swooning. I think I might cry my eyes out when I hear Lana Del Rey live as well, she is what my high school dreams are made of.
Looking at the smaller (but not so small) names on the lineup, it is full of heavy hitters. Some of my favorites are Noah Kahan, Lil Yachty, Nora En Pure, Mariah the Scientist, Becky Hill, Evan Giia, and Father John Misty. Again, we LOVE the diversity. I’m from Atlanta so I’m hyped for Lil Yachty, he always puts on a fun show. Mariah the Scientist and Becky Hill are both incredible singers that I’ve never seen live so I’m super excited. Noah Kahan is a can’t miss, he sure knows how to serenade a crowd and I can’t wait to be in his presence.
The SOMA TENT always brings a special lineup as well. I swear I lived in that tent at Outside Lands last year. It has all the underground warehouse 90s rave vibes in there. It’s SUPER dark in the tent so it was actually hilarious being in there during a sunny afternoon, I was nearly blinded walking out of the tent by the sun but that’s what I loved most about it.. I felt like I was dancing into the night at an after-hours club but in an intimate setting with some of my favorite DJs. The Soma Tent is bringing out Blonde:ish, Claptone, Vnssa, Coco & Breezy, Tinlicker, and so much more! The tent will also feature a very special B2B with Ame and Trikk.
If you’ve been to Outside Lands before, you know the music is the main highlight but the festival also offers many experiences, art installations, wellness vendors, wine tastings, Michelin star food, grasslands (IYKYK), and everything we love about the Bay Area. It is a three-day celebration of culture and creativity. You may be tempted to stick to the music schedule religiously, but I urge you to go explore and truly experience everything the festival has to offer, it’s truly magical.
3 day passes and tickets are still available at http://sfoutsidelands.com. Go ahead and give the festival a follow on their Instagram as well to stay up to date with everything OSL at http://instagram.com/outsidelands.
Can’t wait to see you all at Golden Gate Park this August!