Organizers of San Francisco’s Outside Lands festival have announced that the event will now take place over Halloween weekend. The annual festival, which typically occurs in August at Golden Gate Park, is now slated for October 29th–31st, 2021.
Event producers Another Planet Entertainment, Superfly, and Starr Hill Presents have also released an updated lineup that features most of the artists slated to perform at last year’s forfeited event. Previously-announced headliners Tame Impala, Lizzo, The Strokes, Tyler, The Creator, Vampire Weekend, Rüfüs Du Sol, and more have committed to the new dates, with the new addition of Glass Animals.
“We have been eagerly anticipating our return to Golden Gate Park for over a year now and although we have to wait a few months longer, we couldn’t be more excited to present an epic Halloween edition of Outside Lands,” Allen Scott, President of Concerts & Festivals at Another Planet Entertainment and Co-Producer of Outside Lands, said in a press release. “The shift in dates allows us to work collectively to determine any new safety measures necessary to implement during the festival weekend. We ask fans to use this time before the festival to continue exercising common sense COVID safety practices and we look forward to being together again soon.”
Organizers did not go into detail about what COVID-19 precautions will be in place, but noted that producers “are working closely with local and state officials to determine this year’s safety and security measures.” With the festival over seven months away, it is likely that specific safety guidelines will be announced closer to the dates as the situation regarding the pandemic in the United States changes.
Tickets for Outside Lands are on sale now on the event’s website. Scroll down to see a full lineup for the new Halloween dates.