Drum roll please… as I present details on the 2008 Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival lineup and ticket information. Early preparation is key to make sure you don’t miss out on one of the biggest summer concert events in San Francisco. Rain or shine – Golden Gate Park serves as the site where a wave of music will sweep into town, bringing along the blare of electric guitars, hypnotic drumming, and digital special effects.

Featured performers to look forward to include Radiohead; Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers; Beck; Goapele; Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals; Rodrigo y Gabriela; Broken Social Scene; Regina Spektor; Steel Pulse; Primus; Jack Johnson; Manu Chao; Cold War Kids; Steve Winwoo; Wilco; and Two Gallants – just to name a few – and the list will only continue to grow before the concert actually kicks off.

While the concert takes place between August 22nd and August 24th – you can finalize your attendance starting this Sunday. Three-day general admission tickets go on sale at 10am at www.sfoutsidelands.com for $225.50. If you’d like to attend this festival in style, go for the gusto and treat yourself to a VIP festival ticket pass for $695. Special perks to expect include access to an assortment of intoxicating beverages; commemorative poster; exclusive viewing opportunities; lounge seating; and even massage services.

Keep in mind that although you may purchase your ticket on Sunday, it will not ship out until after July 1st. However, you will receive email notification as to the exact moment they are on their way. If your entrance to one of the hottest concerts under the California sun is stolen or lost – please keep in mind – there are no reissues or refunds.