Superfly Plans 1st Annual Outside Lands Festival For San Francisco
March 03, 2008
The U.S. festival frenzy continues with today’s announcement that Radiohead, Tom Petty and Jack Johnson will headline San Francisco’s inaugural Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, to be held Aug. 22-24 at Golden Gate Park.
“This has been a project we’ve been working on for almost three years,” Superfly Productions president Jonathan Mayers tells Billboard.com. “We’re going to produce something special here — something that maybe the Bay Area hasn’t seen before.”
Additional acts for Outside Lands will be announced in the coming weeks, says Mayers, who promises a “strong and diverse” lineup of such musical genres as rock, blues, reggae, jazz, hip-hop, world, soul, Latin and electronic. The festival, which will boast five main performance stages, will also feature a number of local Bay Area artists.
Noting that concerts are nothing new for Golden Gate Park, Mayers says Outside Lands will be the first music event there to run past 6 p.m. “We’re going until the 10 o1clock curfew on Friday and Saturday,” he says. “It’s a little bit earlier on Sunday. That alone will be special.”