Outside Lands is one of the most highly anticipated music festivals in the U.S., making San Francisco ‘the’ place to be in August. An eclectic mix of music legends, radio favorites, underground royalty, and up-and-coming talent hit a variety of stages during a three-day extravaganza that also includes art, food, comedy and entertaining activities. From August 5th to August 7th, 2016, the already sold-out Outside Lands festival celebrates its ninth year, and the scheduled music lineup below does not disappoint:

 

Friday, August 5th

LCD Soundsystem

LCD Soundsystem is a hot commodity on the music festival scene this year, which is why it’s no wonder they are headlining on opening day of Outside Lands 2016. Also helping to kick off the party that no one wants to miss are the Swedish-American collaboration of Miike Snow; 80’s heartthrobs Duran Duran; award-winning rapper J. Cole; ‘classic man’ Jidenna; the Lower Haight District’s own PillowTalk; the soulful sounds of Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats; and the following musicians and bands:

Lands End Stage: Lany (12:45 – 1:35); Ra Ra Riot (2:05 – 2:55); St. Lucia (3:25 – 4:15); Miike Snow (4:45 – 5:45); Duran Duran (6:15 – 7:25); and LCD Soundsystem (8:10 – 9:55).

Sutro Stage: Whitney (12:00 – 12:45); Caveman (1:15 – 2:00); Wet (2:30 – 3:20); Foals (3:50 – 4:40); The Claypool Lennon Delirium (5:10 – 6:00); Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (6:30 – 7:20); and Beach House (7:50 – 9:00)

The Twin Peaks Stage: Marian Hill (12:45 – 1:30); Jidenna (2:10 – 2:55); Poliça (3:40 – 4:30); Thomas Jack (5:15 – 6:05); Grimes (6:50 – 7:50); and J. Cole (8:40 – 9:55)

Panhandle: Down and Outlaws (12:00 – 12:40); Moon Taxi (1:30 – 2:10); Vulfpeck (2:55 – 3:35); Tokimonsta (4:30 – 5:10); Låpsley (6:05 – 6:45); and Hiatus Kaiyote (7:50 – 8:35).

The House of Heineken: Make It Funky DJs (12:00 – 1:30); 219 Boys (1:30 – 3:00); FDVM (3:00 – 4:30); Redlight (4:30 – 6:00); and PillowTalk (6:00 – 8:00).

 

Saturday, August 6th

Radiohead

Radiohead fans rejoice! The headliner for the second day of Outside Lands includes a performance by the British band, which hasn’t released a studio album since 2011, but still draws in crowds who hope to hear their favorite alternative rock hits. Additional music slated for Saturday include Halsey’s pop-grunge sound; top-40 hitmaker Zedd; the talent of singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens; Victor Calderone (known as one of the most prolific DJs and producers in the world); and the collaboration of infectious lyrics, moving vocals, and excellent production skills in Big Grams (Big Boi + Phantogram). Other highlights for the day include:

Lands End Stage: Lewis Del Mar (12:45 – 1:30); The Wombats (2:00 – 2:50); Years & Years (3:20 – 4:10); Big Grams (Big Boi + Phantogram) (4:40 – 5:40); Air (6:10 – 7:10); and Radiohead (7:55 – 9:55).

Sutro Stage: Julien Baker (12:00 – 12:45); Rogue Wave (1:15 – 2:05); Ibeyi (2:35 – 3:25); Lord Huron (3:55 – 4:45); The Last Shadow Puppets (5:15 – 6:05); and Sufjan Stevens (6:35 – 7:45)

Twin Peaks Stage: Fantastic Negrito (12:40 – 1:25); The Knocks (2:05 – 2:55); Vince Staples (3:40 – 4:30); Jauz (5:15 – 6:05); Halsey (6:55 – 7:55); and Zedd (8:40 – 9:55).

Panhandle: Methyl Ethel (12:00 – 12:40); Declan Mckenna (1:25 – 2:05); Kevin Morby( 2:55 – 3:35); Con Brio (4:30 – 5:10); Peaches (6:05 – 6:50); and Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals (7:55 – 8:40).

The House of Heineken: Motion Potion (12:00 – 3:00); W.Haze (3:00 – 4:30); Translucent (4:30 – 5:30); Purple Disco Machine (5:30 – 6:30); and Victor Calderone (6:30 – 8:00).

 

Sunday, August 7th

The last day of Outside Lands’ festivities not only marks the first-ever live festival performance from The Muppets’ Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem, but also presents the iconic Lionel Ritchie as the night’s headliner, where he might entertain with any one of his twenty-two, top-ten hits. Lana Del Rey hits the stage to erase any summertime sadness, while the rest of the day is spent with the likes of Third Eye Blind’s guitar riffs; the energy of Major Lazer (comprised of Diplo and DJ/producers Jillionaire and Walshy Fire); eclectic folk rock artists The Oh Hellos; and R&B crooner Miguel. Additional acts capping off the festival include:

Lands End Stage: Kamasi Washington (12:00 – 12:45); Oh Wonder (1:15 – 2:00); The Muppets’ Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem (2:30 – 2:55); Third Eye Blind (3:25 – 4:25); Chance the Rapper (4:55 – 5:55); Major Lazer (6:25 – 7:25); and Lionel Richie (8:05 – 9:35).

Sutro Stage: Frances (12:05 – 12:50); The Oh Hellos (1:20 – 2:05); Jack Garratt (2:35 – 3:25); Brandi Carlile (3:55 – 4:45); Jason Isbell (5:15 – 6:05); and Ryan Adams and The Shining (6:35 – 7:50).

Twin Peaks Stage: Natalia Lafourcade (12:40 – 1:20); Snakehips (2:00 – 2:45); Kehlani (3:30 – 4:20); Griz (5:05 – 5:55); Miguel (6:40 – 7:40); and Lana Del Rey (8:25 – 9:35).

Panhandle: Heron Oblivion (12:00 – 12:40); Cloves (1:20 – 2:00); Hælos (2:45 – 3:25); DIIV (4:20 – 5:00); Rüfüs Du Sol (5:55 – 6:35); and Lettuce (7:40 – 8:30).

The House of Heineken: Grensta (12:00 – 1:30); Derek Hena (1:30 – 3:00); Deckard (3:00 – 4:30); Gina Turner (4:30 – 6:00); and Lee K (6:00 – 8:00).

 

GastroMagic

The musical lineup of Outside Lands 2016 also spills out onto the GastroMagic stage, found at McLaren Pass, where a variety of close by events are scheduled to entertain. Just some of the ‘performances’ to look forward to include:

  • A Friday tribute to Prince referred to as ‘Raspberry Beret,’ which blends all-time classics of the legendary musician with a serving of Humphry Slocombe’s limited edition Ube (purple yam) and Raspberry Ice Cream.
  • Saturday brings hip hop, Big Boi, and a ‘Skew It On the Bar-B’ demonstration with chefs Jon Shook, Vinny Dotolo and Stuart Brioza.
  • On Sunday, one of the most sought-after chefs, Chris Cosentino, roasts albacore with a side of global beats from Major Lazer’s Jillionaire. Soft rock classics serve as background music to custom cocktails and fresh lobster rolls prepared by Woodhouse Fish Co.

 

Over the course of the event, the GastroMagic stage also plays host to cover bands for U2 and the Police; Big Freedia serves up Brenda’s Soul Food beignets during the Third Annual Bounce Brunch; DJ Jauz spins beats while revelers sip on mixologist Jane Danger’s signature whiskey Shark Eye cocktail; and Bboy dance troupe Beatz N Pieces entertains while Top Chef’s Stephanie Izard and butchers from Belcampo Meat Co. serve up cuisine.

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