Outside Lands 2010 – Preview

14 08 2010

Update
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This WordPress app for my Droid is pretty cool. I’m updating the post with the article while on my phone … gotta love technology. Anyways, if you want to read it, it’s below the pages.
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Outside Lands version 3.0 kicks off today at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Part of the fun of it is covering the event, yet for me, getting to put something together to present the festival is awesome too. Here are the graphics I came up with. I doubt I’ll have time to actually copy and paste the article that accompanies it … but, I’ll try in the morning. Anyways, I liked how they came together. See y’all later and GET YOUR ASSES TO THE FESTIVAL! 

  

Outside Lands set to rock
By Julio Lara, Daily Journal Staff

In versions one and two, Outside Lands, the San Francisco music festival that returns for its third go-around this weekend, dazzled.
In 2008, headliners like Radiohead, Beck, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers brought roughly 130,000 fans to the inaugural event.
In 2009, Pearl Jam, Black Eyed Peas and The Dave Matthews Band nearly matched that total.
But in 2010, and with the festival now cut from three days to two and a tough economy that has affected festivals and music tours nationwide, Outside Lands faces a new challenge: Tickle the interest of music fans without the help of huge names to draw the Bay Area crowd back for more. Organizers of the event are hoping that Kings of Leon, the Grammy-award winning band that is slated to release a new album in October, along with Furthur and The Strokes, will do the trick.
Outside Land returns today at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, with more than 40 musical acts across four stages. Tickets for the two-day festival range from $75 to $140 (plus pricier VIP packages are also available) and while the titanic names of yesteryear may not be coming, organizers of the event have put together what they hope will be a fantastic sample of what the Bay Area has to offer.
The aforementioned Kings of Leon will grace the stage Sunday night. Headlining a festival of this magnitude is a first for Kings and it’s something to which they look forward.“We love playing festivals and we love San Fran,” said Kings of Leon drummer Nathan Followill. “So I think with those two things together … it should be a great time. There are so many great bands playing as well so I’m more excited to listen than actually sing I’m pretty sure.” Kings of Leon will be preceded by acts like Al Green, Phoenix and Social Distortion on Sunday. In day one of the festivities, Grateful Dead spin-off Further featuring Bob Weir and Phil Lesh will headline the night. The Strokes, who rocketed to stardom in 2001 but have been in a hibernation of sorts since 2006, will make a much- anticipated appearance on Saturday as well. Also performing will be Wolfmother and My Morning Jacket. But this weekend isn’t just about the music. For yet another year, Outside Lands has managed to round up a great menu of over 30 local food vendors to satisfy the taste buds with “A Taste of the Bay Area.” Festival goers are also encouraged to visit “Wine Lands” — a collection of 26 fine local vintners.
“Eco Lands” will once again be the epicenter of the Outside Lands’ sustainability mission and environmental commitment. Throughout its existence, Outside Lands has continued to implement innovative approaches to ensure the most environmentally sustainable event possible, including a completely solar powered stage, a refillable water program, cell phone recycling and urban gardening workshops. And there will be plenty of other things to enjoy at the festival like the Chase Freedom Lounge, the Pulse Lounge and the Inside Outside Lands Lounge to name a few.
For more information on the events, including what you can or can’t bring, how to get there, and more visit WWW.sfoutsidelands.com.

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