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Metallica, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Jack White, Foo Fighters head Outside Lands 2012

on April 17, 2012, 7:19pm

outside lands 2012 Metallica, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Jack White, Foo Fighters head Outside Lands 2012

San Francisco’s Outside Lands Music Festival turns five years old this summer (August 10-12th to be exact), and it’s celebrating with some pretty big name talent. Metallica, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Foo Fighters, Jack White, Stevie Wonder, and Beck top this year’s bill. Other notable acts include Sigur Rós, Justice, Regina Spektor, Norah Jones, Skrillex, The Kills, Dispatch, Passion Pit, and Grandaddy.

Also appearing on the lineup are Big Boi, Bloc Party, Franz Ferdinand, Andrew Bird, Explosions in the Sky, MSTRKRFT, Portugal. the Man, Dr. Dog, The Walkmen, Alabama Shakes, Fitz and the Tantrums, Amadou & Mariam, Reggie Watts, Sharon Van Etten, YACHT, Zola Jesus, Tennis, Die Antwoord, Thee Oh Sees, Tanlines, Caveman, Of Monsters and Men, Father John Misty, Tame Impala, Big Gigantic, White Denim, Yellow Ostrich, wallpaper., Trampled By Turtles, City and Colour, and Two Gallants, among others.

Tickets will go on sale Thursday, April 19th at Noon PDT via the festival’s website.


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April 17, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Definitely best lineup of the year. It does seem like they spent a little too much on the top couple lines and not enough down below, though. 

April 17, 2012 at 7:58 pm

Happy to see Jack White on this lineup, I can’t wait to listen to his new album on 4/24. He’s also kicking off American Express’s “Unstaged” series this year so that will be a great preview of what we’ll see at Outside Lands.

April 17, 2012 at 7:04 pm

This is really a fantastic lineup. This festival really needs a new venue though. Golden Gate park seems cool on paper, but in reality, it’s so terrible that it’s impossible to enjoy the music…

Evan Lummer
May 1, 2012 at 5:31 pm

what are you talking about man? the venue is why anyone ever went to this festival in the first place. where else in the city do you want it?

April 17, 2012 at 11:50 am

silly, Coachella is better, but this IS great

April 17, 2012 at 11:19 am

Best lineup of the year, in terms of headliners (Coachella might win this, but it’s tough). Only festival for Metallica, Neil Young & Stevie Wonder? Plus Jack White, Foo Fighters, Beck, Justice and Sigur Ros? That’s incredibly impressive.

Zach S.
April 17, 2012 at 11:04 am

Outside Lands wins. Best festival of the year, hands down.

April 17, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Better than Bonnaroo this year, that’s for sure. This looks pretty on par with the spectacular lineups Coachella and Lollapalooza have put out.


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