Outside Lands cancels the 2020 event, launches the 2021 festival lineup with Lizzo, Tame Impala


The 2020 Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival will not take place this August, festival organizers announced Wednesday.

The long-awaited decision to cancel, they noted, was a difficult choice after “close conversations” with city and state health officials.

“Outside Lands was created to celebrate the creative community of the Bay Area and the small businesses that are the fabric of San Francisco culture,” Superfly co-founder and festival co-producer Rick Farman said in a statement. “Given all that is happening in our community, we will continue that mission with a renewed focus as we plan for the 2021 event.”

In April, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced that massive gatherings such as sports games and music festivals were unlikely to take place in California this summer, calling the possibility of such events “insignificant at best” .

“The large-scale events that bring together hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands of strangers in every conceivable difference, health and so on, are not on the cards according to our expectations,” Newsom said.

Notable cancellations occurred, including the 50th annual Pride event in San Francisco and the Southern California music festivals Coachella and Stagecoach. At the time, Outside Lands, which had previously attracted more than 90,000 people per day, delayed the cancellation and stuck to an earlier announcement that organizers were “working closely with local officials to ensure that if it were from Lands Lands, it happens in the safest possible environment. “

Wednesday’s announcement officially crushes any hopes that the event can take place as planned. But as a means to look ahead, Outside Lands offered the full lineup for 2021 and offers advance ticket sales for next year’s festival. (See complete lineup below.)

Another Planet, Superfly and Starr Hill Presents announced that next year’s event, which will take place from August 6 to 8, 2021 at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, will be led by singer and rapper Lizzo, the act of psych- Australian pop Tame Impala, New York rock band The Strokes and Los Angeles rapper and producer Tyler the Creator.

Three-day passes will go on sale on the Outside Lands website on Thursday, June 25 at 10 a.m. These include General Admission and VIP (priced at three different levels between $ 375- $ 395 and $ 815- $ 855 , respectively) and the Golden Ultra-Luxury Door Ticket Package. A 3-day payment plan is also included, starting at $ 99 in advance. Those who have already purchased Eager Beaver tickets for the 2020 event can use those tickets for the 2021 festival or receive a full refund.

“We are delighted that the festival will return in 2021. There has been a lot of bad news regarding COVID-19 and we want to give people something to look forward to,” said Allen Scott, Concert and Festival Director at Another Planet Entertainment and co-producer of Outside Lands. “We are hopeful that by sharing our excitement about the festival’s future and next year’s schedule, it will provide much-needed positivity for our fans and the community.”

A poster for the Outside Lands 2021 festival. Photo: Outside Lands

A festival poster for Outside Lands 2021.

Lands 2021 exterior alignment:

Taming the impala
The strokes
Tyler the creator
Vampiric weekend
J Balvin
The 1975
Young bully
Beach house
Brittany Howard
Burna Boy
Melanie Martinez
Polo & Pan
Big thief
Angel Olsen
Tones and me
Sharon Van Etten
Marc Rebillet
Dr. dog
Shiba San
Pablo boy
Rico nasty
Andrew McMahon in the desert
Trevor Daniel
Smoothie 070
The midnight
Moses Sumney
The HU
Yung Bae
The rebels of the soul
Caroline Polachek
Yves’ tumor
Crooked colors
Coastal Fever Blackout
Marc E. Bassy
Julia Jacklin
Goth babe
Neil Frances
Rexx Life Raj
The beths
Resurgence Chorus of Endurance
Noga Erez
Madeline Kenney
Remi Wolf
Post Animal
Evann McIntosh
Nap eyes
Neal Francis

Alyssa Pereira is SFGate’s digital editor. Email: [email protected] | Twitter: @alyspereira