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Published: 2012/04/17

Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Metallica, Stevie Wonder, Jack White, Sigur Ros, Justice, Norah Jones, Alabama Shakes and More Confirmed for Outside Lands

Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Metallica, Stevie Wonder, Jack White, Foo Fighters and Skrillex are among the acts slated to headline the 5th annual Outside Lands music, food and wine festival. As previously reported, the three-day event will return to San Francisco’s Outside Lands from August 10-12. Other acts scheduled to appear include: Sigur Ros, Justice, Norah Jones, Grandaddy, Bloc Party, Die Antwoord, Amadou & Mariam, Fun., The Walkmen, Dispatch,Two Gallants, Alabama Shakes, Tame Impala, Sharon Van Etten, Bomba Estereo, Tennis, White Denim and Caveman, among many others.

Both Neil Young & Crazy Horse and Metallica have roots in the Bay Area. Metallica’s performance will not only be part of the San Fran metal band’s 30th anniversary celebration, but also their first performance in San Francisco’s historic Golden Gate Park. It has also been a number of year’s since Stevie Wonder performed in San Francisco. Though Neil Young & Crazy Horse played a Beatles cover at a Grammy party in February, as of press time Outside Lands is the group’s first confirmed full show since 2004. One of the seminal garage rock group’s last big public public performances before their extended hiatus was at Outside Land’s sister festival Bonnaroo in 2003.

Presented by Another Planet Entertainment, Superfly Presents and Starr Hill presents, in a partnership with the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, the event’s producers will donate a significant portion of every ticket sold will directly benefit San Francisco’s Recreation and Park Department. In addition, the festival will offer over 100 food and wine options including organic, kegged wine; food trucks and local vendors from over 50 local restaurants. Likewise, Wine Lands will celebrate over 30 of the region’s wineries, including Long Meadow Ranch, Scribe, Bonny Doon, Kermit Lynch and Paul Grieco’s Summer of Riesling 2012.

Other confirmed acts include: Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Dr. Dog, Big Gigantic, Thee Oh Sees, Big Boi, Father John Misty, Portugal. The Man and Trampled by Turtles, among many others. Additional acts will be confirmed int he coming weeks.

Here’s a look at the festival’s confirmed lineup

Stevie Wonder
Metallica
Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Jack White
Foo Fighters
Beck
Skrillex
Sigur Ros
Justice
Norah Jones
Dispatch
The Kills
Regina Spektor
Passion Pit
Andrew Bird
Grandaddy
Big Boi
Bloc Party
Explosions In The Sky
Franz Ferdinand
Mstrkrft
Rebelution
Die Antwoord
Fitz and The Tantrums
Portugal. The Man
Amadou & Mariam
Wolfgang Gartner
Fun.
Dr. Dog
The Walkmen
Washed Out
City and Colour
Two Gallants
Of Monsters and Men
Mimosa
Alabama Shakes
Reggie Watts
Trampled By Turtles
Tame Impala
Jovanotti
The Be Good Tanyas
Geographer
Sharon Van Etten
Yacht
Sean Hayes
Bomba Estereo
Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Big Gigantic
Thee Oh Sees
Wallpaper
Tennis
Zola Jesus
White Denim
Allen Stone
The M Machine
Michael Kiwanuka
Tanlines
Father John Misty
Electric Guest
Caveman
Yellow Ostrich
Papa
Honey Island Swamp Band
Animal Kingdom

More artists, restaurants, wineries to be announced in the coming weeks. Fore more info visit the Outside Lands official website.

Comments

There are 4 comments associated with this post

drasticjasper April 17, 2012, 11:11:27

yay 3 or 4 good bands doing 75 minute sets one each night and 127 crappy bands on the rest of the bill just like last year and every “festival” for the last five years…and the good bands I have seen 5 or ten times already…100,000 hipster dbags and 3 days of mediocre pop crap in golden gate park…uh yeah pass on this one just like last year

dank April 17, 2012, 11:27:48

No need to be hating, man. There are some pretty good smaller bands further down that list, and there are a bunch I’ve never heard of, and you probably haven’t either. City and Colour suck though…

Phil Lesh April 17, 2012, 15:52:46

Weak! There’s not even 10 bands I want to see and maybe two that I would go to if I didn’t live walking distance from the park.

kriemer April 17, 2012, 20:00:35

Happy to see Jack White on this lineup, I can’t wait to listen to his new album on 4/24. He’s also kicking off American Express’s “Unstaged” series this year so that will be a great preview of what we’ll see at Outside Lands.

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