Outside Lands skipped its 2020 festival this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but fans who are too impatient for the 2021 edition featuring Lizzo, The Strokes and The 1975 can indulge in Inside Lands later this month. This upcoming virtual festival will be held for free on Twitch from August 28 and 29.
This event will host an impressive list of virtual performances, which are a mix of pre-recorded and new live performances. As of press time it is unknown who will be hosting new performances, but artists that will have confirmed footage include LCD Soundsystem, Gorillaz, Alt-J, Anderson .Paak and The Free Nationals, Beach House, Brittany Howard, Cage the Elephant, Disclosure, Haim, Hamilton Leithauser, Hinds, J. Cole, Jack White, Kehlani, Khruangbin, Leon Bridges, Major Lazer, Sharon Van Etten, Sofi Tukker and Tycho.
The event is following in the footsteps of Lolla2020, another virtual festival based off of the massively popular Lollapalooza. This event took place from July 30 to August 2 and hosted new performances from H.E.R., Kali Uchis, Kaskade, Louis the Child, NGHTMRE, Pink Sweat$, SAYMYNAME, Tank and the Bangas, The Neighbourhood, Vic Mensa, Yungblud and ZHU.
Outside Lands first took place in 2008 and has remained at its location in Golden Gate Park since its inception. The event is the largest independently owned music festival in the country, while also remaining as one of the highest grossing festivals with revenues approaching $30 million. Numerous prominent acts including Radiohead, Stevie Wonder, Tom Petty, Pearl Jam, Kanye West, Paul McCartney and Metallica have headlined the event.
UPDATE (8/26): The live sets and day splits for the event have already been announced. The live sets for Friday include Odie, Evann McIntosh, Madeline Kenney, Shiba San, LP, Tycho, Scarypoolparty, Puddles Pity Party, Drama, Lyrics Born Presents Mobile Homies, Cocktail Magic, Gastromagic and TokiMonsta. The live recorded sets for the day include Alt-J, Major Lazer, HAIM, Gryffin, Khruangbin, Leon Bridges, Jack White, J. Cole, Gorillaz and Louis The Child. Hamilton Leithauser and Bob Moses will have a mix of both types of sets.
Live sets for Saturday include Amo Amo, Nap Eyes, Amy Allen, Mxmtoon, Hinds, Sharon Van Etten, Brittany Howard, Rexx Life Raj, Beignets & Bounce Showdown, Yung Bae, Lyrics Born Presents Mobile Homies, Cocktail Magic, Gastromagic and ZHU. Beach House, Disclosure, D’Angelo and The Vanguard, Above & Beyond, Elton John, Cage The Elephant, Kehlani, Anderson .Paak and the Free Nationals and LCD Soundsystem will have past live performances shown. Nathaniel Ratecliffe and Sofi Tukker will have a mix of both.