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."
Read more at: Billboard.com