Every summer hundreds of thousands attend music festivals such as Vans Warped Tour, Bonnaroo, and most recently Lollapalooza. One of the biggest events this year however is a festival that many have yet to hear about.
This three day gathering that Rolling Stone has previously called “One of America’s best” is called Outside Lands. “It's a beautiful festival in the bay area, nestled in Golden Gate Park where the festival grounds are surrounded by eucalyptus trees. What really separates it from other music festivals is the incredible amount of great food and wine that accompanies the amazing musical line up.”, says Chris Vinyard, a representative for Outside Lands, in a correspondence to myself.
What makes this affair different from other music festivals is not only the wine tasting and gourmet food that accompanies the musical line-up, but there is also a comedy and variety line-up in “The Barbary” that include such names as Neil Patrick Harris and David Cross.
Of course the primary reason that patrons will attend the festival is the unbelievable music line-up. The top performers this year are Stevie Wonder, Metallica, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Jack White, Beck, and Skrillex. The fifth annual Outside Lands is located in San Francisco, California and will take place from August 10th to August 12th. So if you are anywhere near California in the next few days and are looking for a fun time filled with kegged wine, dubstep, relaxed acoustic, epicurean food, and unlike Lollapalooza, suitable weather, go to Outside Lands.