San Francisco: Outside Lands 2017
10 Years of Outside Lands
August 11-13, 2017 @ Golden Gate Park
When a music festival turns ten years old, it’s cause to celebrate. As the crowds gather (more than 216,000 are expected this year), remember that the three-day music journey is full of talent to check out.
The talent enlisted reflects the eclectic nature of this festival. Over a span of three days, you’ll get treated to sets from rock legends: Metallica, The Who, Queens of the Stone Age, indie sweethearts Fleet Foxes, Warpaint and Real Estate. On the RnB front, Solange, Kaytranada, and we know there will be hands in the air for Action Bronson, Vance Joy, Schoolboy Q, Empire of the Sun and countless more. Seriously, this lineup is insane.
We want to make sure you catch your favorite headliner, but that you also don’t miss some of this year’s greatest performers:
The Food & Bev
The new festival trend that we’re not mad at: foodie culture. While we cringe at having typed that, there’s not denying that giving people a fully immersive experience means also feeding them well. The folks at Outside Lands take it to the next level: Choco Lands, Cheese Lands, Outside Clams, Wine Lands, food trucks & carts, and over 50 vendors. One could simply just attend for the dining experience.
Proving that we CAN have nice things, there are countless after dark activities for those who need a nightcap before bed. Here’s where you can find them.
The Home Base
How many times we found ourselves exhausted after a day-long trek at a festival? This is where a great room can go a long way. We got the scoop for you.
Centrally located, nearby transportation, modern and comfortable accommodations–Hotel Abri gets the job done. Picture this: a spacious tub, a fluffy robe to throw on after you wash off the festival dirt, and a big comfy bed to get proper sleep before you go into day two. Plus, room service and free wifi.
Enter Japantown’s Hotel Kabuki, a Joie de Vivre hotel with a lot of character. This is what staying like a grown up feels like: neutral soothing interiors, plush linens, free wifi, and even communal bathing passes to Kabuki Springs and Spa. Perhaps you want to spend your day running around at Outside Lands, but you may also want to spend some time soaking in the neighborhood culture.
Hotel Union Square
Ever thought of taking the famous Cable Car? If you’re looking to cross stuff off your SF bucket list, then you need to stay in Union Square. This popular hotel is familiar with travelers looking for advice and help getting around, even those looking to get to the festival. They are equipped to handle your needs and, for $15 daily you’ll have free wifi, shopping discounts, bottled water, gym, and (our favorite) a 5pm wine reception. A welcome treat before headed to the shows.
Clift San Francisco
Hello, gorgeous. This luxury hotel may be too fancy for a festival, but no one said you had to turn into a bum to spend three days outdoors rubbing elbows with thousands of strangers. Wash off the day and head downstairs for serious cocktail action, or even get a morning ride fix, thanks to complimentary bikes for guests.