Outside Lands Cancels 2020 Fest, Unveils 2021 Lineup Topped By Tame Impala, Lizzo & The Strokes
Outside Lands is the latest major festival to put its 2020 plans on hold because of COVID-19, but on a positive note, organizers have announced the 2021 lineup featuring Tame Impala, Lizzo, The Strokes, Tyler, The Creator, Vampire Weekend, J Balvin, Kehlani, The 1975, Zhu and Young Thug.
The festival will return to Golden Gate Park in San Francisco Aug. 6-8, 2021.
“We would love nothing more than to be with you this August, listening to our favorite artists in Golden Gate Park and celebrating the best of the Bay Area for our 13th consecutive Outside Lands,” Outside Lands Festival Team said in a statement. “After lengthy discussions with local and state health authorities about the impact of COVID-19 both in our community and throughout the world, we believe it is in the best interest of everyone’s health and safety that Outside Lands not be held in 2020.
“In what has been a disappointing year for concertgoers and the music industry alike, Outside Lands is looking to the future. We all miss the much-needed community and positivity that comes with our annual celebration in San Francisco and we look forward to bringing the music back in 2021. We are filled with excitement, hope, and anticipation as we announce our lineup for NEXT year’s festival, returning August 6-8, 2021.”
The statement promised that 2021 will be Outside Lands’ best year yet, with the “best in music, food, bear, wine, art and cannabis and more.”
The lineup features many recent Pollstar cover artists including Khruangbin, Brittany Howard, Sharon Van Etten and Marc Rebillet, along with Hotstars Polo & Pan and ScaryPoolParty.
Tickets go on sale Thursday, June 25 at 10 a.m. PT, starting at $375 for general admission. Payment plans will be available where fans can lock in their spot for $99 down and no additional payments until January.
Fans who purchased 2020 passes can hold onto them for the 2021 festival. Passholders who choose to roll over their passes to next year will “be treated to exclusive contesting for upgrades, giveaways and more throughout the coming year.” Fans can also request full refunds until July 24.
The 2019 festival brought in Outside Lands’ highest gross yet at $29.6 million from 205,500 total tickets sold.
Last year featured the 21+ “Grass Lands” cannabis-themed area of the festival where fans could not only learn and celebrate the herb’s legalization but purchase and partake during the festival.
Outside Lands is produced by Another Planet Entertainment, Starr Hill Presents, and Superfly Presents.
Check out Pollstar’s review of the 2019 Outside Lands here: