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The 7th anniversary of Outside Lands Festival is sure to be a showstopper this festival season. In partnership with Superfly, the mastermind behind Bonaroo Music and Arts Festival, Another Planet Entertainment has prepared a dynamic lineup of artists and culinarians set to entertain music fans, foodies, beer aficionados, and wine-os alike. The best of Bay Area food and beverage will complement the eclectic round-up of music, and thousands of fans are eager for festivities to begin. After all, tickets sold out in a matter of hours for each tier making it the fastest the festival has sold its tickets in history. Outside Lands will occur August 8-10th on Polo Fields in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.

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Most unique about the 7th anniversary of this festival is its attention to all music genres and their most popular artists. From rap to hip hop, indie rock to experimental, and electronic to bluegrass, the musical lineup is more comprehensive as ever. Kanye West will close out Land’s End stage on Friday night, as returning headliner Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and The Killers close on Saturday and Sunday night respectively. While this year’s festival features some more exclusive acts who aren’t playing at other festivals, several bands will make a stop at Outside Lands as part of their 2014 tours. Duck Sauce, Disclosure, and Haim will perform after playing impressive sets at Coachella this past April. We will also see new Bay Area talent Tumbleweed Wanderers and Finish Ticket make their Outside Lands debut. Accompanying the performers of the larger stages just beyond McLaren Pass is Dr. Flotsam’s Hell Brew Revue, a collection of creepy carnival entertainment, soulful gypsy music, and interactive performances.

Ranger Dave has turned a mouth-watering menu of a dream into reality. ‘A Taste of the Bay Area’ will return with veteran Bay Area restaurants serving the best festival foods and new vendors presenting comfort classics with a twist. A range of food will highlight cultural flavors and cuisines from Korea, China, Italy, India, and more. With a plate of food in one hand and a cup of beer or glass of wine in the other, your culinary experience at this festival will be beyond satisfactory. Wine Lands features 36 local wineries, including: Hobo Wine Company, Wind Gap, Ghost Pine, and AP Vine, that will present the best of the reds and whites. For the beer aficionados, 30 breweries will be in attendance at Beer Lands.

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Outside Lands focuses on all aspects of entertainment, from food to wine to beer to music. Most known about the festival is its attention to the arts. Year after year, the festival features live paintings from local artists throughout the three-day celebration. All pieces are then displayed to form a wall of art in between Land’s End and the other stages. This year, artist Jeben Berg with Juxtapoz Magazine will curate live painting and visual storytelling, art performances, and installations. The Barbary will continue to host comedic acts, including Lewis Black, Aisha Tyler, and Ali Mafi.

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Tickets for Outside Lands are officially sold out, but that shouldn’t stop you from going. Available on several ticket exchange websites, three-day passes are being sold for $250-$350. With great value and a round-up of the best entertainment Northern California has seen, Outside Lands will continue to be one of the nations most recognized and top-quality festival.  For more information about the festival, its lineup, and other activities, visit http://www.sfoutsidelands.com/.

 

[Photo Credits: Outside Lands]