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New At Outside Lands

There’s always something new to discover at Outside Lands! Before you head to Golden Gate Park,make sure you don’t miss out on the latest and greatest changes at this year’s festival. From new experiences and shows to special VIP perks and larger stages, we put together this handy list of everything you need to know for Outside Lands 2018…

Clear Bag Policy

We take your safety seriously. Check our FAQ page for details about what you can and can’t bring.

Regional Shuttles

Catch a ride directly to Golden Gate Park from San Jose, Oakland, Sacramento, Mill Valley and other NorCal cities.


Expand your mind with a new speaker series in The Barbary featuring discussions led by Bill Nye, Gavin Newsom, Mickey Hart and more.

Grass Lands

A 21+ Town Square focusing on the celebration, education, and integration of cannabis products into daily life.

Bubble Tea Party

A whimsical, technicolor tea party tucked away in the wooded wonderland of McLaren Pass.


Nearly doubling in size, the GastroMagic Stage will be bigger and better than ever at its new location in Lindley Meadow. Stop by for shows with Eddie Huang, Matty Matheson, Bill Nye and Portugal. the Man.

Sutro VIP

VIPs at the Sutro Stage get a new viewing area and a fast-track staircase between the Polo Field and Lindley Meadow.

Order Ahead

Spend more time having fun and less time in line! Order your drinks in advance using the Outside Lands iPhone app.

West Coast Craft x Outside Lands Marketplace

It’s where high art meets fine crafts. Take home something unique from one of these local creators.

Mugs and Glasses by Steely’s

Refillable beer mugs and wine glasses will be available for $10 each at Wine Lands and Beer Lands.

Lockers located in VIP area of Lands End

a limited amount of lockers will be available in the VIP Hospitality area by Lands End. Once we sell out of those, VIP guests are still encouraged to purchase a GA locker, which will be available where it always is on the Upper Track of the Polo Field. Reserve your lockers in advance at

Refillable Water Bottles from Yeti

In an effort to help reduce the use of single use plastic bottles, YETI will be onsite with their hydration stations supplying cold, filtered water throughout the festival. Don't have a reusable drinking vessel? Swing by our YETI station on Hellman or merch locations to pick up a custom YETI stainless steel water bottle perfect for filling.

Plastic Straw Free

In keeping up with our progressive host city, San Francisco, we have banned all plastic straws from the festival site. We will offer compostable paper straws by request only.

Anti harassment policy

We are a festival that embraces human kindness and tolerance through music, comedy and food combined with the magic and beauty of Golden Gate Park. We will not tolerate bad behavior to yourself or others. Bullying and harassment will be handled swiftly either through eviction or law enforcement. View our full policy here.

Upgrade to VIP

Have a GA but want the VIP experience? Visit the tent inside the festival near our VIP entrance located at JFK Drive off 36th Avenue to upgrade your wristband.

Outside Lands Scavenger Hunt

Level up your fun with the first ever Outside Lands scavenger hunt--Ranger Dave’s Junior Ranger Training Program--brought to you by The Go Game. Register your team for a chance to win 4 passes to Outside Lands 2019 here:
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