Outside Lands 2009 Line-Up

The San Francisco music festival Outside Lands debuted last year in Golden Gate Park: We sent a photographer who captured Beck, Bon Iver, Broken Social Scene, and bands who don’t start with “b” (see: Liars, Jack Johnson, and Radiohead) in the great outdoors. The sophomore installment takes place 8/28-30. After a quick look, this year’s lineup feels a bit more cohesive than year one. Radiohead fans will balk because there’s no Radiohead, but the weakest spots aren’t always as weak as last year’s duds and, overall, the quality of bands is higher (especially once you move beyond Dave Matthews Band, jk). The other big headliners are Pearl Jam and the Beastie Boys, old timers. You’ll also spot Modest Mouse, M.I.A., Incubus, Tom Jones, Mastodon, Ween, TV On The Radio, Deerhunter, the National, and Black Eyed Peas. Fair enough: It’s difficult condoning a festival that includes Black Eyed Peas, but take a look anyhow.

Pearl Jam
Dave Matthews Band
Beastie Boys
Incubus
Black Eyed Peas
M.I.A
Jason Mraz
Ween
The Mars Volta
Thievery Corporation
Modest Mouse
Band of Horses
TV on the Radio
Dead Weather
Atmosphere
Tom Jones
Silversun Pickups
The National
Q-Tip
Brett Dennen
Built To Spill
Mastodon
Raphael Saadiq
Calexico
Os Mutantes
Midnite
JJ Grey & Mofro
Kinky
Deerhunter
Lila Downs
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
The Dodos
Bettye LaVette
Dengue Fever
Heartless Bastards
The Dirtbombs
Lenka
Akron/Family
John Vanderslice
Matt and Kim
Portugal. The Man
The Morning Benders
The Duke Spirit
Zee Avi
Blind Pilot
SambaDa
Ryan Bingham
West Indian Girl
Extra Golden

Keep watch for additions. In the meantime, we’d be remiss not to include Ranger Dave’s ode to Outside Lands.

Tickets go on sale 4/19 at www.sfoutsidelands.com, but you can catch a pre-sale 4/15-18.