Every spring music lovers from around the Bay and beyond wait expectantly for news of the coming summer's Outside Lands artist lineup. That announcement came Tuesday morning, April 3rd. The Weeknd, Florence + The Machine, and Janet Jackson will close out the three nights of OSL 2018, which happens on August 10th through 12th. The organizers of Outside Lands, Another Planet, Superfly, and Starr Hill, have gained a reputation for their skill in booking an incredible cross section of talent, and in 2018 they've lived up to it again. BØRNS, ODESZA, Bon Iver, Lizzo, Chicano Batman, Jessie Ware, and Kikagaku Moyo are a small representation of the diversity to be found at the festival. Everyone is sure to find favorite artists on this list, along with artists they've been meaning to check out, and those they've yet to discover. The complete confirmed lineup can be found at the end of this article.


Further lineups are also expected to be announced soon via www.sfoutsidelands.com, and include The Barbary comedy lineup, the massive regional food and drink lineup, and the Night Show lineup. Night Shows happen at participating venues throughout the Bay, and feature performances by Outside Lands artists, for those dedicated fans who want to see as much of their favorites as possible. Single-day lineups will be revealed shortly too, as will the single-day ticket buying options. As this publication hits the streets just a little bit after 3-day passes are to become available, the single-day passes are a viable option, should 3-day passes sell out very quickly.


Outside Lands has sold out for the last seven years, so it's advisable not to sleep on tickets if you would like to attend. OSL organizers have offered their fans two new 3-day pass options, the 3-day GA Layaway Plan, and the 3-day VIP Layaway Plan. Unlike the regular 3-day GA and VIP passes, it allows festival goers to spread their payments out over four installments. This was a very thoughtful and generous move on the part of the promoters, as it caters to music lovers who just aren't quite financially ready when tickets are released, but definitely want to be a part of the festival, and it potentially saves them from the fate of dealing with ticket re-sellers down the road. This year's artist lineup has proven to be especially outstanding, and so tickets are highly likely to sell out in short order.


Over the past 10 years, (OSL turns it up to 11 in 2018), Outside Lands has become one of the most loved festivals in the country, and in the world. And you've gotta love a festival that's this green; last year they diverted 91% percent of waste from landfill, and Outside Lands has donated over 20 million dollars to San Francisco's Recreation and Parks Department, showing the respect they have for beautiful Golden Gate Park, home to the annual celebration.


There's no need to bring much with you; every imaginable type of cuisine and artisan beverage is available onsite. So what should you bring to Outside Lands? It does get chilly at night, so you'll be thankful for a warm hoodie and a windbreaker after dark, and please don't forget sunglasses and sunscreen. If you're planning to wear shorts or a dress, pack some leg warmers and you're all set!


The confirmed Outside Lands 2018 artist lineup is:

The Weeknd

Florence + The Machine

Janet Jackson




Bon Iver

DJ Snake

Portugal. The Man



James Blake

Jamie xx

Huey Lewis & The News


Mac DeMarco


Father John Misty

Carly Rae Jepsen


The Internet

Jessie Ware



The Growlers

Tash Sultana


Big Gigantic

Broken Social Scene

Rainbow Kitten Surprise

Daniel Caesar

Perfume Genius


Chicano Batman

Jessie Reyez



Rex Orange County

Sabrina Claudio

Margo Price



Mountain Goats





Quinn XCII




Amen Dunes

Shannon & The Clams


Dermot Kennedy

Pale Waves

Tyler Childers

Lucy Dacus

Mikky Ekko

Olivia O’Brien

Sasha Sloan

Gang Of Youths

Kailee Morgue

Freya Ridings


Durand Jones & The Indications

Nick Mulvey

GoGo Penguin

Jack Harlow

Knox Fortune


Kikagaku Moyo

Hot Flash Heat Wave

Sweet Plot

Dick Stusso

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