The Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival was first held in August of 2008, and in the three years since, it has become one of the truly great annual festivals in America. Held in Golden Gate Park (and named for the original moniker of the Sunset District), it’s three days of music, food, wine, art and fun for Summer’s last hurrah in the Bay Area. It’s also a chance for San Francisco, in all its beautiful, varied glory, to come together and celebrate the most awesome city on the planet.
The festival was held on August 12th through the 14th this year, with music every day from noon until 10. Headliners were Phish, Muse and Arcade Fire – and the festival also boasted a little bit of everything else musically, from John Fogerty to Girl Talk.
Jackie has posted a public set of photos over on Facebook from her time at the festival. Here’s a sample.
If you’re interested in information about the food vendors from this year’s festival, take a look at the Taste of the Bay page on the Outside Lands Festival site. Ditto Wine Lands. You’ll also find a comprehensive guide to the festival, including information about green initiatives and a festival store with cool memorabilia, on the official site at http://www.sfoutsidelands.com/.