Only a couple days remain until Outside Lands 2016 returns to the beautiful Golden Gate Park. Back for it’s 9th year, the San Francisco-based festival gives music lovers a 3-day eargasm with its stellar lineup. With four stages featuring music with multiple genres, there’s something for everyone at Outside Lands.


Below are some artists we’re excited to catch at Outside Lands!

1. Radiohead 
Because why would you want to miss out on Thom Yorke in all his masterful music artistry. Since the release of their 9th studio album, A Moon Shaped Pool, Radiohead has been one of the most in-demand artists this festival season with performances at the renowned Madison Square Garden to headlining Lollapalooza this past weekend. Fun Fact: Radiohead headlined the first Outside Lands back in 2008.

2. Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals 
After listening to his new album, Malibu, Anderson .Paak & the Free Nationals is someone we’re excited to catch. If James Brown and Kendrick Lamar had a son, it’d be Anderson Paak. The California producer/singer meshes classic West Coast hip-hop sounds with dreamy R&B.

Australian music trio, RÜFÜS DU SOL, have been busy touring their sophomore album, Bloom, this year. If you haven’t checked out this album, you’re missing out. Bloom has been the soundtrack to our summer with songs like “Innerbloom” and “Like an Animal” as some of our favorites. Hearing the dreamy vocals and moody synths of RÜFÜS will definitely get you into a euphoric, chill state.

4. Chance the Rapper
Riding high off the success of his 3rd mixtape, Coloring Books, Chance the Rapper will without a doubt deliver an amazing, fun performance that will be a fan favorite.

5. Big Grams
A collaboration between electronic rock duo Phantogram and rapper Big Boi, these two diverse music acts meld their unique sounds together and prove how diverse and innovative music can be. With Big Boi’s lyrical swag and Phantogram’s masterful production and vocals, this is just the beginning for this super group.

6. Air
French electronic pop duo made of Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoit have been quiet on the music scene since their last studio album, 2009’s “Love 2”. With Outside Lands being one of their only two U.S. Live appearances this year, Air is someone you don’t want to miss out on.

Besides the stellar music acts, Outside Lands also brings some delicious noms as well as fun art and comedy. Stop by Chocolands and Winelands for great food and drink vendors. Check out the Barbery for cool comedy and improv. With the colorful, exquisite murals spread throughout the park, it’s hard to not appreciate the beautiful art that Outside Lands encompasses. With so much to explore and experience, its no surprise that Outside Lands is a sold out event. We’re stoked to see what Outside Lands has to offer this year!

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