Outside Lands 2015 Preview


Jack Kovalik, Columns and Reviews Editor

On Tuesday, the 2015 Outside Lands music festival lineup was announced. Top performers include Elton John, The Black Keys, Mumford and Sons, and Kendrick Lamar. The festival will be held August 7-9 at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.

Some of the non-headliners that will perform are Odesza, Devon Baldwin, Milky Chance, Chet Faker, and George Ezra. Expect great sets from all of these artists. Outside Lands also has a knack for picking artists that are under the radar, but fans love. For me, Made in Heights was one of those bands from last year’s festival. They infuse electronic beats with silky vocals and make great relaxing music.

Eager Beaver tickets, which go on sale weeks before the lineup is announced, sold out quickly. On Thursday, general admission tickets sold out in about 40 minutes. New for this year, the festival is switching to wrist bands for three day tickets, as opposed to printed or traditional tickets. This should be a welcome change for most festival-goers, as wristbands are extremely hard to lose.

More artists will be announced leading up to August. As always, tickets are relatively expensive, but in my opinion, are worth every dollar. So save up and head over to Golden Gate Park this summer, as this year’s Outside Lands is sure to be three days full of fun.