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16 Destination Festivals Better Than Coachella, Burning Man + Outside Lands

The summer festival has become de rigueur. Hell, even Gap and Bloomingdales are sporting mannequins adorned in what’s become known as festival attire (short shorts, something crocheted, a reusable water canteen, a piece of cultural appropriation—you know the drill). As the series of annual rites of passage take place across the country (Bonnaroo, Coachella, Outside Lands, Governor’s Ball, Lollapalooza, and, yes, Burning Man are among the largest), music festivals especially, are becoming interchangeable, featuring rotating rosters of the same bands (with a surprise must-see here and there) and offering much of the same experiences—artisanal culinary zones, locally grown booze camps, upcharged VIP retreats, and digital detox areas.

The Outside Lands 2016 Lineup Is Here!

The wait is over! Drumroll, please ... 

Oakland Singer Fantastic Negrito "Put in the Paddywagon," Misses Outside Lands

Oakland blues musician Fantastic Negrito was scheduled to play Outside Lands on Saturday afternoon. But, much to the dissapointment of his fans, he never showed. The singer announced via Twitter that his set was canceled after he was detained by the SFPD.  

Music Gods and Festival Fashion from Outside Lands 2015

With half of San Francisco slumped over their desks this morning, it's safe to say this year's Outside Lands was one of the most epic yet. 

10 Must-Eat Bites at Outside Lands this Year

Our top ten Outside Lands eats will have you salivating from the back of the line. 

Drink Here Now: Outside Lands Edition

Got tickets to Outside Lands this weekend? These are your drinking options.

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.

5 Topics Everyone Will Be Discussing Over Brunch

Be the belle of brunch with newsy topics to share with the table, from Morgan Freeman discussing weed to the ridiculous Outside Lands food lineup, that are sure to spark a lively conversation. 

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. 

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