Every year, the Outside Lands Music Festival draws premier international artists and lauded local vendors to San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. The iconic Bay Area landmark serves as a perfect backdrop for the eco-friendly festival with its picturesque natural landscape in the heart of the city. Be prepared for this year's collection of outdoor concerts by reading through the Outside Lands Festival guide.
Golden Gate Park Seating Information
Outside Lands offers two types of passes for admission to the festival: general admission and VIP. General admission passes have access to all the festival stages as well as the various food, drink, and activity areas throughout the festival grounds. Guests with VIP passes have access to all festival grounds, plus a unique entrance, VIP viewing areas, private concessions and lounges.
Also, be sure to note that listings are divided between full weekend and single-day passes. The listings on this specific page will offer 2014 Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival - 3 Day Pass (Kanye West, Tom Petty, The Killers).
Golden Gate Park General Information
Outside Lands attendees are allowed to bring blankets, small soft-sided coolers, regular backpacks, empty water bottles, personal cameras, and binoculars. Each guest is also allowed up to two factory-sealed bottles of water (no larger than one liter). Children of all ages require a full-price ticket for admission.
The following items are prohibited on the festival grounds: large bags, strollers, bikes, skateboards, glass containers, cans, instruments, umbrellas, chairs, tents, and recording equipment. Camping is not allowed within the festival grounds.
Golden Gate Park Parking Information
Very limited parking is available anywhere around the park, so the festival offers a variety of other transportation options. A shuttle service offers rides for a fee, with service from the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in downtown San Francisco. There are also multiple public transportation options, as well as a bicycle valet area and self-service bike parking.
Golden Gate Park Concessions Information
Dozens of local vendors offer a variety of food options at each year of the Outside Lands Festival, including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free dishes. A wide variety of cuisines are represented each year, with options like traditional American, Mexican, Korean, and Indian. The festival also offers an extensive selection of local desserts, cheese, wine, and beer.
Golden Gate Park Gate Times
Normally, Outside Lands Festival gates open an hour before the first concert of the day.
Golden Gate Park Accessibility
All festival entrances are accessible, but the one best suited for accessibility is the "Access Entrance" at the north end of the park. Accessible restrooms are available throughout the park. Golden Gate Park does have some rough terrain, but wheelchairs and personal power wheelchairs are permitted for guests who need assistance with mobility. For more information or to arrange any unique amenities, contact the festival organizers directly.