by Bill Forman
But for those who prefer to focus on the future, San Francisco’s Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival just announced its 2013 lineup this morning. Tickets go on sale here this Thursday at 1 p.m. MST for the three-day Golden Gate Park festival, which will run from August 9-11.
Outside Lands, which started in 2008, is a relatively upstart in the field of big festivals, but nevertheless draws some heavyweight acts. This year’s performers will include the aforementioned Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Paul McCartney, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails, D’Angelo, Pretty Lights, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, Yeasayer, the National, and — for fans of yacht rock and blue eyed soul — Hall & Oates. Acts that are a bit more under-the-radar, but nevertheless worthy, include Kurt Vile & the Violators, Gary Clark Jr., the Smith Westerns, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, the Head & the Heart, and Dawes.
Actually, Colorado Springs folks won’t have to wait until August to see Dawes, since the band will be among the headliners at our own Meadowgrass Music Festival this Memorial Day weekend.
Meanwhile, you can go to here for the full Outside Lands 2013 lineup.