.Outside Lands Moves to Halloween Weekend for 2021 Festival

Normally, the massive music festival Outside Lands takes over San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park for three days of music and merriment each August.

Yet, last summer was quiet in the park due to the Covid-19 pandemic that canceled 2020’s event. Now, festival producers have announced that Outside Lands 2021 will shift from its traditional summer dates to Halloween weekend, October 29–31, 2021.

The upcoming Halloween edition of Outside Lands will feature headlining performances by hip-hop star Lizzo, indie-rock darlings Tame Impala and recent Grammy winners The Strokes. With the new dates, organizers also announced additional artists like Glass Animals, Kaytranada, Lord Huron, Flo Milli, San Francisco’s own 24kGoldn and many more will join the festival for Halloween. The full lineup can be viewed here

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“We have been eagerly anticipating our return to Golden Gate Park for over a year now and although we have to wait a few months longer, we couldn’t be more excited to present an epic Halloween edition of Outside Lands,” said Allen Scott, President of Concerts & Festivals at Another Planet Entertainment and Co-Producer of Outside Lands. “The shift in dates allows us to work collectively to determine any new safety measures necessary to implement during the festival weekend. We ask fans to use this time before the festival to continue exercising common sense Covid safety practices and we look forward to being together again soon.”

When it returns in the fall, Outside Lands will pair its eclectic entertainment with local food, beer, wine, art and other cultural programming including the return of Grass Lands, the first curated cannabis experience at a major American music festival.

To ensure Outside Lands will be the safest possible environment for fans, staff, artists, and the world at large, festival producers state that they are working closely with local and state officials to determine this year’s safety and security measures.

Passes are on sale now on the festival’s website. Tickets already owned for the August 2021 dates will be honored for the October 2021 dates. For those unable to attend the new dates, refunds may be requested until April 17.

For additional information regarding ticketing, general questions and health and safety updates, please visit SFOutsidelands.com.

Charlie Swanson
Charlie Swanson is a North Bay native and an arts and music writer and editor who has covered the local scene since 2014.
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