From August 5th - 7th, Outside Lands will be returning to Golden Gate Park for the ninth year. Which means thousands of boho-dressed music lovers will be swarming the streets of San Francisco. Not sure how to survive the weekend? We've got you covered.
Packing list: Be knowledgable about what's allowed on festival grounds. You can bring in an empty camelback or container, blankets, and binoculars. You can't bring in fireworks, lawn furniture, and selfie sticks (heartbreaking, we know). You can find the full list of what's allowed inside here.
Layers, layers, layers: You've heard it once, but we'll say it again. Layer up! Even on the sunniest days, the San Francisco breeze takes no prisoners.
Game plan: Lastly, go in with a game plan. J Cole or Duran Druan? Miguel or Kehlani? Feel free to add this moment to your list of "big life choices." You can also make a custom schedule each day so you don't miss any of your favorite artists.
At The Festival
Trade in your cash for a wristband: Avoid the stress of managing cash and get a festival wristband. Outside Lands is selling high tech wristbands that work the same way as a pre-paid card. Simply add credit to your account and use it at the festival.
Recharge: It's going to be a long weekend and you'll be constantly on the move. Don't forget to take a moment to find charging stations for your phone, as well as water stations to refill your bottle and take a quick break.
Don't limit yourself to music: We get it, it's a music festival. But one of the best parts about Outside Lands is the Bay Area cuisine and local art. So check out the vendors, sip on some wine, and appreciate the art.
Shoutout to #TeamNoSleep. If you're not ready to call it a night there are more artists to see at Outside Lands Night Shows. Check out the full lineup here.
Avoid the Crowd
Not a fan of crowds? Skip out on fighting your way through festival goers and enjoy Outside Lands from the comfort of your couch via live stream. Or if you want to experience the music in person (minus the thousands of people) you can listen to the performers from comfortable spots in Golden Gate Park. Marx Meadow Path and Bison Field are notable areas.
As the official ride share sponsor of Outside Lands, Lyft will be there to get you to and from the festival. So however you plan on spending your weekend, be sure to do it responsibly and ride with Lyft. Enjoy the festival and we'll see you there!
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