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!