As Coachella gears up for its second weekend of music-fueled festivities in the middle of the Indio desert, another major California music festival has finally unveiled its lineup of artists that’s anchored with a throwback theme this year.

The 2012 Outside Lands Festival in San Fransisco has tapped legendary acts Stevie Wonder, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, and the original metal rockers Metallica as the headlining acts for the three-day music and arts fest at Golden Gate Park this August.

Celebrating their 5th anniversary this year, Outside Lands is throwing a huge party with dozens of artists and bands on the bill for the jam-packed festival.

Along with the throwback headliners, the festival will also feature supporting acts including Foo Fighters, Jack White, Norah Jones, and Beck, as well as several current electronica-pop/dance groups like Skrillex, Justice, and Passion Pit. Other acts on the bill include  an eclectic mix hip hop, rock and indie bands that will appeal to just about any music lover’s tastes.

For the last four years, the festival has brought in over $60 million to the local economy, and with this year’s superstar lineup headlining the show, you can expect the festival to sell out fast.

“Outside Lands is an iconic part of San Francisco’s summer, bringing people from all over the country–and the world–to our great city,” said San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee in a statement. “In just four years, Outside Lands has brought significant revenue to the city and helped to create jobs, and I look forward to its fifth year this summer.”

The 2012 Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival runs from August 10-12 at San Francisco’s Golden State Park. Tickets go on sale on Thursday, April 19th at 12PM PST on the festival’s main website.

[Source: HuffPo]

Comments (2)
  1. RainbowRay says:

    San Francisco is a great city (I’ve read about it and watched travel videos on DVD abou the city). Isn’t that the city where people left there hearts when they visited there. I did that once, but I Left My Heart in a bottle in hospital in exchange for a new one! HA! HA! San Francisco i I understand is also the home of the crookedist street in the world as well, along with the Golden Gate Bridge (Happy 75th annivesary last year I think!). Didn’t they film “The Rock” there starring Nicholas Cage at Alcatraz (certain scenes?). It’s my all time favorite action movie.

  2. RainbowRay says:

    San Francisco is also where the series “The Division” (with Nancy Mckeon) also took place (fictitiously anway as the show was alot of the times filmed in L.A. I read somewhere that the pilot for the show was actually filmed in Vancouver B.C. and that Nancy actually spent time with actual officers or detectives in San Francisco in researching the role). I can picture Jinny Exstead sitting by the Golden Gate bridge contemplating her battle with alcoholism. Sorry to see the show last only four seasons (two in Canada unfortunately).

    San Francisco is also great place to sing “Clang Clang Clang goes the Trolley” on a cable car as you go up and down the hillside of the Bay area.


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