In addition to an increasingly impressive musical showing, Outside Lands has become a destination for food and wine lovers, too. San Francisco restaurants, food carts, and farms are showcased; an always-buzzing Wine Lands tent shows off what California has to offer; and good-natured festival-goers drink beer and pass joints while waiting in the (sometimes, very long) food lines. Outside Lands always aimed to be a destination festival —now, it truly is one.
'Outside Lands' on Serious Eats
Oh, how three years can change things. Outside Lands has evolved from a music festival with a slight identity crisis ('90s rock tribute? Jam band base? Indie mecca?) in the foggy outer lands of the city to a full blown celebration of San Francisco: the best bands, new and old come together; comedy acts and art installations are spread throughout the grounds; and food has taken its rightful place as a main act.