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Published on April 24, 2024
Outside Lands 2024 Rocks SF with Tyler, the Creator and Grace Jones Topping An Eclectic LineupSource: Steve, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

San Francisco's Golden Gate Park is gearing up for a sonic boom with the announcement of the 2024 Outside Lands music festival lineup. According to SFist, the eclectic roster for the August 9 to 11 event is headlined by the indefatigable Tyler, the Creator, the enigmatic Grace Jones, indie-electronic act the Postal Service, and returning favorites Post Malone and The Killers. In a nod to the diverse tastes of Bay Area music aficionados, the lineup spans from rap to rock, with detours through country and electronic beats.

Festival veterans Tyler, the Creator, who is still buzzing from a dynamite Coachella gig, and Post Malone, with his upcoming "Special Country Set," are expected to draw big crowds. The two, who performed at Outside Lands in years past, are among the notable recurring acts to grace the stage, as detailed by SFGate. They're joined by music royalty such as Grace Jones, who last wowed the Bay Area in 2022, and rock veterans The Killers, ready to evoke 2000s nostalgia with anthems like "Mr. Brightside."

An injection of country twang is apparent with Sturgill Simpson headlining and Charley Crockett joining the bill hot off his latest album release. This genre-bending trend continues with the star-studded lineup featuring Kaytranada, Killer Mike, and Grammy-winning Victoria Monet, lending a rich musical tapestry to the three-day festivities.

Another Planet, the brains behind Outside Lands, has decided to ditch the confinements of the notorious SOMA tent for 2024's edition. "Gone is the tent and in its place is an expanded dance space where festival goers can get their groove on under the sun and stars," Another Planet said in a statement obtained by SFist. The LGBTQ-focused Dolores' stage and dance area is also set to return, ensuring a lineup that's as socially diverse as it is musically.

International talent warms the stage, too, with the likes of British DJ Idris Elba and the acclaimed indie-rock collective The Last Dinner Party set to perform. With tickets on sale on April 24 at 10 am, fans should brace themselves for a speedy grab if they want to be part of this iconic summer celebration. More information and the complete lineup can be accessed at the Outside Lands website.