They came, they listened, they trashed Golden Gate Park. And this year they'll be back for more! Another Planet Entertainment, promoter of last year's successful (if a tad chaotic) Outside Lands Festival, has announced that a second festival will be held on August 28-30, 2009. Pencil that baby in! Artist lineups will be announced in the coming weeks.
See the full release below.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OUTSIDE LANDS MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL RETURNS TO SAN FRANCISCO'S GOLDEN GATE PARK
THREE-DAY EVENT TO TAKE PLACE AUGUST 28 - 30, 2009
March 3, 2009, San Francisco -- Another Planet Entertainment, Superfly Productions and Starr Hill Presents, in a partnership with the San Francisco Recreation & Park Department, are proud to announce the second annual Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival. The second installment of this dynamic entertainment experience will once again take place over three days in San Francisco's historic Golden Gate Park. The dates for this year's event are August 28 - 30, 2009.
Last year's inaugural event received major accolades from the fans, the press and the industry at large. The San Francisco Chronicle called "this first-of-its-kind music festival in Golden Gate Park a success!" Rolling Stone said that its "good vibes derived from the combined experience of the two companies that produced it," while Stereogum hailed Outside Lands as "the destination for your next road trip come 2009." By continuing to bring an endless selection of world-class music and activities that celebrate the vibrant culture of the Bay Area, this year's event is poised to cement the festival as one of the premier music events in the country. "We could not be happier that the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival will be cemented as an annual event in San Francisco," Allen Scott of Another Planet Entertainment said. "This festival is a celebration of this world-class city and Golden Gate Park, the country's greatest urban oasis."
Outside Lands 2009 represents the beginning of a five-year agreement with San Francisco's Recreation and Park Department and the City of San Francisco. San Francisco Rec & Park manages over 200 Parks, Playgrounds and Open Spaces throughout the City, in addition to numerous other recreation facilities and programs. Outside Lands is thrilled to support this mission. A significant portion of every ticket sold will directly benefit San Francisco's Recreation and Park Department.
With the incomparable pedigree of its producers, Outside Lands 2009 is once again set to be the vital event with the broad range of entertainment and amusement options you'd expect from the partnering of the co-founders of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival with one of the most successful promoters in Northern California. The unique strengths of these companies using the backdrop of one of the most famous parks in one of the most thriving musical cities in the world is certain to make for yet another unforgettable weekend.
The artist line up for the festival will be announced in the coming weeks.