Who I’m excited to see at Outside Lands

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I marked the bands I'm most excited for in blue. The SF Outside Lands website lets you add your favorites to a custom lineup.

San Francisco summer music festival Outside Lands announced the 2012 lineup yesterday.

News has been whirling about the diversity of the headliners for this three-day fest full of music, food, wine and beer: Metallica, Stevie Wonder and Neil Young will be the top-billed performers August 10-12 when it all goes down in Golden Gate Park.

Jack White, Foo Fighters, Beck and Skrillex are close to follow on the lineup.

But for me, its all about the up and comers. The so-called “little guys” (who, these days, aren’t so little anymore).

The mid-sized acts I’m looking forward to: Sigur Ros, Justice, Bloc Party, Explosions in The Sky, Fun.

Beyond that, I’m always excited for Portugal. The Man, Wallpaper and Yacht, three longtime favorites that I’ve seen live before.

Of Monsters and Men, Two Gallants and Thee Oh Sees are also on my must-see list.

In past years, I’ve seen memorable performances from Radiohead, Tenacious D, Portugal. The Man, The National, The Mars Volta and more.

Since Eager Beaver tix sold out super early, I plan on getting mine (and my lady’s) Thursday at 12 PM PDT.

See you at Outside Lands!

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John Gourley, guitarist and frontman for Portugal. The Man at Outside Lands in 2009. (Photo by Daniel Ucko)

One thought on “Who I’m excited to see at Outside Lands

  1. Festival season is officially here! That means more announcements in the future for up coming fests and line ups. Outside Lands will be making it’s return in the Summer to bring the music to San Francisco. The line up was announced today and will bring in a very eclectic assortment of artists. Metallica, Stevie Wonder, Neil Young, Jack White, Foo Fighters, Beck, Sigur Ros, The Kills, Passion Pit, Washed Out, Fitz and The Tantrums, Bloc Party, The Walkmen and tons more are all scheduled to play the three day festival. The full line up can be seen after the jump below.

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