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9 Gadgets to Help You Survive Outside Lands in Style

Festivals always seem to be equal parts fun and discomfort. Amidst the glorious light shows, the gourmet bites, and the thrill of seeing your favorite artists live, there are the crowds, the lines, the port-o-potties, the barf. To make the three-day experience just a tad bit more comfortable, we rounded up nine essential gadgets to transform the festival grounds into a luxurious getaway. 

Preview the Outside Lands Food Lineup at these Summer Pairing Events

Can't wait to feast on all the delicious dishes that will be at Outside Lands this year? Taste some of the best offering from the food line up before the festival at the Fifth Annual Summer Pairings Series.

Kendrick Lamar, Sam Smith, St. Vincent to Headline Outside Lands 2015

Sure, there are some clunkers (Elton John?), some pretentious festival cliches (oh great, Wilco), and at least one ostensible punchline for the GenX set (Billy Idol!), but with names like Kendrick Lamar, St. Vincent, and Toro Y Moi, this year's Outside Lands is a must. 

Win VIP Tickets to Outside Lands 2013

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Look of the Week: Women's Essentials for This Weekend at Outside Lands

Look of the Week: Women's Essentials for This Weekend at Outside Lands

As you prepare for Outside Lands, remember it's part mega summer concert, part serious local food fest, and part hipster fashion show.

To make sure you're looking your best, we pulled together a few, fun essentials for this weekend, including:  comfy-all-day wedge sandals (#4), a crossbody bag (#3) to keep those hands free for rocking out in the pit (or Instagramming photos), a killer poncho (#6) for the inevitable evening chill, and a kitschy flamingo throw (#7) to sit back and relax on all day long.

We don't know about you, but we can't wait. See you at Outside Lands!

Stellar Lineup at Beer Lands

You may notice something new on this year’s map of Outside Lands. On the east side of Lindley Meadow opposite of the Sutro Stage will be a tented area called Beer Lands.

A Guide to Outside Lands With Kids

This is our weekly guest-blog post from the moms behind Red Tricycle, a site that focuses on the "lighter side" of parenting. Every week, they'll be bringing us their picks of stuff to do around the Bay Area with kids.

Rock out with your kids! What better way is there to share your love of music than to take your children to a concert? But you better have your tickets because the concert billed as Coachella West is selling out fast. Here are some insider tips on how to get there and what to bring so you and your family can have the most fun!

Look of the Week: 7 Madewell Goodies for Outside Lands

With your precious little tickets ready to go, all you need is a killer look to stand out at this weekend at Outside Lands. We picked Madewell as our go-to shop for fine festival duds.

Win 2 VIP 3-Day Tickets To Outside Lands ($900 Value)

With Phish, Muse, The Black Keys and Arcade Fire anchoring, this year's Outside Lands Festival (August 12-14) is sure to satisfy all music tastes. Want to know what will make the festival experience even more awesome? Luxe bathrooms without lines. They're a perk of a VIP ticket, along with special viewing areas for the Lands End and Twin Peaks Stages, access to VIP food concession and drink areas and lounge seating in the Polo Club with shade and massage services. VIP tickets for the weekend are $450, but we're giving away a pair of tickets ($900 value) to a reader who signs up for our newsletter within the next two weeks.

Outside Lands Summer Concert Series: Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers at Long Meadow Ranch

Now that it's officially summer, heading out of town sounds better than ever. Pack your car with picnic blankets and grab a spot in the shade for The Outside Lands' summer concert series, which heads up to Napa Valley July 9th for a soulful countryside show by Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers at Long Meadow Ranch Winery and Farmstead.

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