VIDEO: Ninth annual Outside Lands festival this weekend in Golden Gate Park, what you need to know

 

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) — Tens of thousands of concertgoers are expected to make their way to San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park this weekend for the ninth annual Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, a three-day celebration that is now among the largest such events in the country.

Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem and Lionel Richie are among the headliners for the festival, which takes place Friday through Sunday and is now completely sold out, according to organizers.

On top of more than 80 musical acts spread out over the weekend, the festival will also feature comedians, a DJ dome, and food and drinks from a wide variety of local restaurants, wineries and breweries.

A portion of the proceeds from Outside Lands ticket sales will benefit the San Francisco Recreation & Park Department. The festival has raised more than $13 million for the city department during the previous incarnations of the event, according to figures released by promoter Another Planet Entertainment.

In addition to directly donating money to benefit Golden Gate Park, the festival will also host an area called Eco Lands, which will feature several environmental, charitable and non-profit organizations, such as Garden For The Environment, Oxfam and the Surfrider Foundation, along with many more to share information with attendees.

Residents of the Sunset and Richmond neighborhoods are being advised that there will be several road closures in Golden Gate Park, and organizers have set up a community hotline for residents to call with any
concerns or issues having to do with the festival.

Festival-goers are being strongly encouraged to take public transit to Outside Lands. MUNI will be running extra buses, while a pre-paid shuttle service to and from the park to Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in downtown San Francisco is also available.

More information can be found at www.sfoutsidelands.com or by calling the community hotline at (415) 965-8001.

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