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With countless festivals and concerts being scrapped as a result of COVID-19, we’re seeing a lot of plans already being made for 2021. The latest victim of the craziness, Outside Lands, has scrapped the 2020 iteration of the festival, instead announcing dates for August 6 – 8 next year. Along with the announcement, organisers also dropped the full lineup, with acts such as Tame Impala, The Strokes, Tyler, the Creator, Young Thug and many more gracing the bill.
Those who’ve already copped tickets to the Outside Lands 2020 will have their tickets remain valid for 2021, with full refunds being offered for any that can’t make next year’s event.
“We are thrilled for the festival to be coming back in 2021,” Allen Scott, co-producer of the festival said. “There’s been a lot of bad news out there with regard to COVID-19 and we want to give people something to look forward to. We’re hopeful that in sharing our excitement about the future of the festival and next year’s lineup, that it provides some much-needed positivity for our fans and community.”
Pretty sad news but totally understandable. Suss the full lineup below.
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To Our Outside Lands Community We would love nothing more than to be with you this August, listening to our favorite artists in Golden Gate Park and celebrating the best of the Bay Area for our 13th consecutive Outside Lands. After lengthy discussions with local and state health authorities about the impact of COVID-19 both in our community and throughout the world, we believe it is in the best interest of everyone’s health and safety that Outside Lands not be held in 2020. In what has been a disappointing year for concertgoers and the music industry alike, Outside Lands is looking to the future. We all miss the much-needed community and positivity that comes with our annual celebration in San Francisco and we look forward to bringing the music back in 2021. We are filled with excitement, hope, and anticipation as we announce our lineup for NEXT year’s festival, returning August 6-8, 2021. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Thursday, June 25 at 10am PT. We can’t wait to be back in Golden Gate Park with you, enjoying the best in music, food, beer, wine, art, cannabis and more for what we know will be our best year yet. The health and safety of the Outside Lands and San Francisco communities have always been and will continue to be our top priority. We are in close contact with local and state officials, working together to create the safest possible environment for you, our fans. For those Eager Beavers who purchased 2020 passes, we encourage you to hold on to them as they will be honored for the 2021 festival. Passholders choosing to rollover to 2021 will be treated to exclusive contesting for upgrades, giveaways and more throughout the coming year. If you are unable to attend the new date, you have until July 24 to request a full refund. We thank you for your patience, love and support. – The Outside Lands Festival Team Link in bio. #OutsideLands