Outside Lands is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, which means this will be the biggest and best festival yet. The first round of tickets are ON SALE NOW for all the Eager Beavers anxious about getting to this year’s festival!
To commemorate ten noteworthy years of this festival, here are a few of what we have deemed to be the best moments throughout the festival’s history:
Radiohead attracted massive crowds as the headliners of the first ever Outside Lands festival. They played an incredible set of 22 songs, which lasted over two hours. Radiohead brought together what seemed like every attendee of the entire festival, and gave Outside Lands an opening to become of of California’s foremost music and arts festivals.
2012: Jack White
Although Jack White did have a place on the official 2012 lineup, he surprised fans with an intimate set in the nearby woods in the back of the festival grounds at the 2014 festival. Those lucky fans who were at the right place at the right time will remember this set as a once-in-a-linetime opportunity.
2014: Kanye West
Kanye brought his narcissistic, eccentric persona to Outside Lands 2014. From cutting off his own songs, to asking the crowd to make “dance circles”, to playing a single song three times (Blood On the Leaves), Kanye left behind a legacy as one of Outside Lands’ best headliners.
2014: The Killers
The Killers closed the 2014 festival with anthems such as “Mr. Brightside” and “When You Were Young”. Their powerful music enforced festival-goers’ sense of togetherness through music. This band has been a continuing legacy, and their Outside Lands set only furthered their musical strength.
2016: Radiohead (again)
Unsurprisingly, Radiohead has made multiple appearances on this list. With a perfect combination of both old and new songs, the band knew how to get the crowd going. The flashing light show allowed the crowd to not only hear the songs, but to see them. This intense performance by one of music’s most respected names represented that this festival valued its classic roots – from 2008 to 2016, Radiohead represents what Outside Lands is all about.