With just two weeks to go before the festival begins, set times for Outside Lands festival performers were released today.
With any event of this nature, compromises must be made, but it could be worse—especially considering the strong lineup this year.
1. Neil Young vs. Justice
Granted, there’s probably not a lot of overlap with both audiences—but maybe there should be. The glow-stick crowd could probably use a music history lesson from Neil, and we’d really like to get in on the dance party with Justice at the Twin Peaks stage, but we’re not missing a minute of Neil Young with Crazy Horse.
2. Beck vs. The Walkmen vs. Yatch
Anyone who wants to catch both Beck and The Walkmen will have to skip out of The Walkmen’s set about 10 minutes after it starts. Yacht is out of the question if you want to see either of the other performers. Advantage: Beck.
3. The Kills vs. Thee Oh Sees
Attendees will have to pick one or the other. We’re leaning toward Thee Oh Sees. Sure, they play often in SF but this is one of their biggest—if not thee biggest—hometown shows ever.
4. Jack White vs. Rebelution vs. Santigold
The two acts on the bill with Caribbean connections (Rebelution does reggae, Santigold recorded her last album with Diplo in Jamaica) go head to head while Jack White digs into his new solo record and the White Stripes catalog. Advantage: Jack White
5. Stevie Wonder vs. Skrillex
Again, probably not a lot crossover, but fans who would like to catch the Motown legend’s full set and also experience Skrillex’s bass overload in Golden Gate Park have a tough choice. Stevie plays for an hour before Skrillex hits the decks, so both are manageable.
View the full schedule with set times HERE.