The Weeknd & Janet Jackson To Headline Outside Lands 2018

The crazy scene at last year's Outside Lands
The crazy scene at last year’s Outside Lands

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Another Planet Entertainment, Superfly, and Starr Hill—the team who put on San Francisco’s very own music festival, Outside Lands—have announced the lineup for this year’s three-day extravaganza. One of the things that makes Outside Lands different from other festivals is that artists from past generations—such as Paul McCartney and Lionel Richie—are often among the top bills. This year keeps up with that theme with Janet Jackson alongside other headliners The Weeknd and Florence + The Machine.

The Weeknd perfoms
The Weeknd perfoms

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Other musical acts on the lineup? Future, Beck, Odessa, Bon Iver, DJ Snake, James Blake, Huey Lewis & The News, Carly Rae Jepsen, and many more artists including up-and-comers like Sabrina Claudio, Kelela, Daniel Caesar, and Tash Sultana. Music isn’t the festivals only draw—concert goers have access to over 200 menu items from the Bay Area’s best restaurants, plus hundreds of local wines and beers. Although the complete lineup of participants has yet to be announced, all of Outside Lands distinct culinary destinations—Taste of the Bay Area, Wine Lands, Beer Lands, Cocktail Magic, The Back Wine, and GastroMagic—will return this summer.

Cocktail Magic at the 2017 Outside Lands
Cocktail Magic at the 2017 Outside Lands

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Now in it’s 11th year, Outside Lands will take over Golden Gate Park, August 10-12, 2018. Multiple stages are set up throughout the park and the musical programming begins around noon each day and ends at about 10 p.m. For the first time, Outside Lands is offering a three-day general admission layaway ticket option, where fans can pay for their passes in installments. All tickets including VIP passes will go on sale this Thursday, April 5 at 10 a.m.