Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival Review

The Golden Gate Park was the venue for the third Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival, which came to an end in spectacular fashion. Amidst a season filled with musical festivals and gatherings, the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival 2010 enjoyed a very successful and vibrant event, with attendance levels being higher than last year. The festival was able to offer a star studded line-up of artists and musicians, and music enthusiasts descended on the park in their thousands to attend this magnificent event.

The 2010 Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival was made a little smaller this year and shorter by one day. They still featured four stages for the performances and had approximately forty bands and musicians performing for the audiences. Some of the bands featured included Further, The Strokes, Cat Power, Tokyo Police Club, Grateful Dead, My Morning Jacket, Wild Beasts, Phoenix, Temper Trap and the well-known band, Kings of Leon. On both days of the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival, festival goers could enjoy music and performances for ten hours consecutively, and not even the uncertain weather could deter almost eighty thousand people from attending the festival. As the weather slowly began to improve to keep up to the high spirits and excitement of the audience, the festival got into full swing and proved to be an unforgettable event.

With so many visitors to the festival, organizers were aware that there might be congestion issues to deal with and strategically placed distractions and activities between the stages for visitors to enjoy. Local eateries had food stands at the festival, as well as wine gardens, dance tents filled with the sounds of top DJs and fascinating educational environmental booths and stalls. But it was the music that drew the crowds to the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival. With a wonderful and diverse program, from reggae to indie rock, everyone at the festival was able to enjoy their preferred genre of music. Organizers hope that the festival will continue to grow in popularity and attendance, and if this year is anything to go by, the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival will be hosted for many more years to come.