Outside Lands 2021: 13 acts to catch on Halloween weekend

Jim Harrington, The Mercury News on

Published in Entertainment News

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Outside Lands will be held over Halloween weekend this year for the first time ever.

Coincidentally, it also happens to be the 13th go-around the festival.

Spooky, right?

Well, only if you consider three days of good times and good music at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco to be frightening.

Most fans are counting the days until the return of the festival, which missed 2020 due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.

To help with the planning, we’ve come up with a roundup of some of the most intriguing acts during the festival run, Oct. 29-31.


We figure that most of the attendees will already know about the biggest names on the bill — including headliners Lizzo, the Strokes and Tame Impala — so we decided to devote our list to highlighting some of the lesser-known talents. And there are some real gems among them.

Here are 13 Halloween weekend treats for Outside Lands. Remember that proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test are required to get in. Masks are strongly encouraged. For more information, visit sfoutsidelands.com.

Day One (Oct. 29)

Shilan (noon, Panhandle stage)


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