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Outside Lands Planning Info

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Outside Lands Planning Info

Welcome to our Outside Lands information page. Here you will find guides, articles, general information, tips and more on Outside Lands. We know Outside Lands is a big trip so our goal is to arm you with all the information you need before headed off on your trip. If you ever have specific questions not answered in our guides, or have an idea for a useful article, feel free to let me know by email at Contact@EventTrk.com. For now you can see all our articles on Outside Lands below.


Outside Lands Lineup - Current & Past Lineups

Outside Lands Lineup - Current & Past Lineups

Article Summary

Whether you are being nostalgic for Outside Lands of past years, or curious what type of music the festival provides yearly, it’s always nice to see the official lineup posters from years past.  Here you can find the official Outside Lands lineup for all of the recent years.

2017 Outside Lands Lineup

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How much does Outside Lands cost?

How much does Outside Lands cost?

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  • Article breaks down the total costs of attending Outside Lands including wristbands, hotel, food, booze, getting to Outside Lands daily, and more
  • Final estimate are $1,045 if you choose a cheap hotel and about $1,250 if you do a more expensive hotel
  • Hotel prices vary a lot in San Francisco, you can be towards the lower end of the estimate by booking a budget hotel

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Outside Lands Essentials: Everything you need to bring

Outside Lands Essentials: Everything you need to bring

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  • A list of items to enhance your Outside Lands Weekend
  • Be prepared for the heat and sun, your phone dying and a lot of walking
  • Options for sitting and resting between shows

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Outside Lands Tickets Guide - How, When, & How Much

Outside Lands Tickets Guide - How, When, & How Much

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  • Tickets for Outside Lands typically go on sale in late March or early April.  For example, in 2016 the tickets first went on sale on March 31st and on March 28th  for 2017.
  • Outside Lands has a presale a week before the lineup release known as Eager Beaver.
  • In 2017 Eager Beaver tickets were priced at $355 while the general sale saw an increase to $375.
  • VIP passes for Outside Lands 2017 were priced at  $765 on Eager Beaver and  $795 during the general sale.
  • Tickets generally sell out quickly, but there are exception years (2017). It's not as competitive as Coachella or Lollapalooza, but depending on the lineup it may sell out quickly.

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Getting to Outside Lands - Shuttle, BART & More

Getting to Outside Lands - Shuttle, BART & More

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  • Outside Lands provides a shuttle that leaves from downtown San Francisco, and is a great option for getting to Outside Lands of you are staying in the area
  • Taking the BART or public Buses are also a great option
  • Biking to Outside Lands is a final, inexpensive option
  • You should avoid driving unless you really have no other option as parking is notoriously bad and expensive in San Francisco

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Outside Lands 101 - All the Info you Need to Know

Outside Lands 101 - All the Info you Need to Know

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  • Outside Lands is a music festival that occurs in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA every August
  • The lineup announcement and ticket sale occurs in late March or early April
  • The festival features music, art, food, beer and wine from the Napa Valley
  • Staying in the San Francisco area makes getting to the festival easiest, but you can stay outside the city and take the BART into SF
  • San Francisco is still chilly even in August so expect temperatures in the 60s/70s

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First Timer Tips for Surviving Outside Lands

First Timer Tips for Surviving Outside Lands

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  • Riding a bike to Outside Lands is a great option that lets you avoid traffic and fees for parking or the shuttle
  • Bring a hoodie for night time, San Francisco gets chilly once the sun goes down
  • Don't forget sunglasses, sunscreen, chapstick and a camelbak
  • Be sure to pace yourself, Outside Lands is a marathon not a sprint - Wine Lands has taken down the strongest among us

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Every Date You Need to Know for Outside Lands

Every Date You Need to Know for Outside Lands

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  • We discuss all the key dates you need to know for Outside Lands
  • The lineup for Outside Lands is typically announced in late March or early April.  The general pattern Outside Lands follows is the Eager Beaver sale (no lineup when you purchase tickets, $355), lineup announcement, and then the general sale of tickets ($375)
  • Outside Lands puts single day tickets up for sale in June typically
  • The set times are released in July, several weeks in advance of Outside Lands

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What you can and cannot bring to Outside Lands

What you can and cannot bring to Outside Lands

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  • We list all the things you can and cannot bring to Outside Lands according to the festival themselves
  • Most of the items you can’t bring are obvious, but it’s still good to skim the list to make sure you are all good when you try to get into Outside Lands

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Outside Lands Hotels Guide: Where To Stay for OSL

Outside Lands Hotels Guide: Where To Stay for OSL

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  • Because Outside Lands takes place in the middle of San Francisco you have a ton of options for where you stay.
  • Outside Lands hotels comes down to a choice: price vs. convenience.
  • By far the most convenient option is to stay in San Francisco, either in Union Square or near Golden Gate Park, but it is expensive and fills up early.
  • There are many other areas outside of San Francisco you can book a hotel and use public transportation to get to Outside Lands. However, these are not convenient and will have an hour+ commute each day.

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All the Pros and Cons of Outside Lands in San Francisco

All the Pros and Cons of Outside Lands in San Francisco

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  • I present an aggregated list of the good and bad of Outside Lands
  • The Bad: Expensive, crowds, and disorganization
  • The Good: Great music, food, alcohol options, weather and location 

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Are Outside Lands VIP Worth It? What Perks do I Get?

Are Outside Lands VIP Worth It? What Perks do I Get?

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  • General admission passes to Outside Lands will cost you $375 while VIP is over twice the price at $795.
  • The main perks of Outside Lands VIP passes are more personal space, private VIP areas, VIP entrance, and a special entrance into Outside Lands.
  • The VIP passes offer a solid value and good array of perks. If you can afford it, the Outside Lands VIP passes are worth it.

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Outside Lands 2017 Review: An Overpriced, Unorganized Mess

Outside Lands 2017 Review: An Overpriced, Unorganized Mess

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  • Outside Lands is fun, but there are far better values given the absurd $415 price tag they elevated passes to in 2017
  • You wouldn't believe this is the 10th year of Outside Lands given easy to fix issues such as lack of bathrooms and poor layout choices
  • I really only recommend going to Outside Lands if you really love the lineup or have free accommodations in San Francisco

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