by Bill Forman
If the Lollapalooza lineup announced last week wasn't overly exciting — read about it here — this year's newly announced Outside Lands lineup just might make up for it.
Now in its fifth year, San Francisco's Golden Gate Park extravaganza will feature A-list veterans like Stevie Wonder, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Beck and Metallica, along with Jack White, Fitz & the Tantrums, Die Antwoord, the Kills, Foo Fighters, Sigur Ros, Justice, Norah Jones, Santigold, Big Boi, Grandaddy, Bloc Party, Fran Ferdinand, Amadou & Mariam, The Walkmen, Skrillex, Alabama Shakes, Explosions in the Sky, Tame Impala and Bomba Estereo.
Tickets for the August 10-12 event go on sale 1 p.m. tomorrow, April 19, at sfoutsidelands.com.
Also, don't forget that the second half of Coachella festival is coming up this weekend, and you can watch a lot of it streaming live at youtube.com/coachella.
Meanwhile, let's cue up the clips.
First we have the inevitable promo video for Outside Lands 2012, which for some reason features an M.C. Hammer sketch.
Scroll down further for a clip of Fitz & the Tantrums playing "MoneyGrabber" at this past weekend's Coachella. Note how, at the three-minute mark, the group works the massive crowd into a frenzy. And to think, the former Indy cover subjects were playing the Black Sheep just last summer...