Outside Lands today finally announced their lineup after putting tickets on sale one week ago. Tickets during Eager Beaver, which began on 3/28/17 were priced at $355 and passes are now going to be $375 once they go back on sale on 4/6. It should be noted that Outside Lands comes with an additional $39.95 in fees, bringing the total to $415 roughly once Outside Lands passes are available agian. For the record, this puts Outside Lands at a price point over both Coachella and Lollapooza, both of which have roughly twice the amount of artists as Outside Lands. Anyways, enough of me griping about the costs of Outside Lands, let's get to the lineup!
Outside Lands will be headlined in 2017 by Metallica, The Who and Gorillaz. We basically already knew Metallica would be a headliner, it was just a question of if they were the legacy act or not. Evidently they are not as The Who are headlining Outside Lands as well. Third, and certainly not least in my book, is Gorillaz. This will be the Gorillaz first announced show in the United States, which makes them a huge get for Outside Lands. It's refreshing to see a fesitval with three unique headliners in this age of every festival having so much overlap. Overall the headliners are fairly impressive for Outside Lands.
Moving to the undercard it's a mix of good gets and the standard music festival fare. Lorde, Empire of the Sun and Future Islands are all great artists but are also basically playing every music festival. Solange, Queens of the Stone Age, Above & Beyond and Fleet Foxes are some of Outside Lands better gets for the upper undercard giving a great variety and create some value for the overpriced Outside Lands tickets. Other notable snags are Vance Joy, Royal Blood and Louis the Child. Overall the Outside Lands lineup is pretty damn good. Does it justify being the most expensive music festival in the country besides only EDC I believe? No. Still, it's a very solid lineup.
Outside Lands is givng you a couple days to mull it over as passes go back on sale on 4/6. Here are the prices:
Three Day GA - $375 + $39.95 in fees
Three Day VIP - $795 + $39.95 in fees
Shuttle Pass -$48
3-Day Parking Pass - $255 (Holy Cow!)
For a full breakdown on Outside Lands tickets check out our article on it here.