Tickets go on sale for the 2023 Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival on Wednesday, March 8. Here's what we know about the lineup so far.
Headliners for the festival, scheduled for Aug. 11-13, include Kendrick Lamar, Foo Fighters, Odesza, Lana Del Rey, Megan Thee Stallion and The 1975. The last of these artists was teased by the festival yesterday.
San Francisco's annual music festival concluded its campaign teasing the 2023 lineup yesterday. The series of clues—posted in nine Where's Waldo-style panels to the festival's official Instagram account—appear to have had the intended effect, as music fans have been filling the comments section with frenzied guesses.
Based upon the illustrations by @andthemdesign, it seemed that the lineup would include The 1975, J.I.D., L'Impératrice, Beabadoobee, Alvvays, Coco & Breezy, Noah Kahan, Father John Misty and Raveena—all of whom have been confirmed by the official lineup announcement.
After skimming the comments on each of the nine posts and doing a bit of Googling, it seems that the aforementioned artists are all the most likely suspects, but some Outside Lands followers had other ideas.
Some had desperately hoped that the clue for Coco & Breezy was actually a reference to Ying Yang Twins, while others hilariously interpreted the illustration referring to "Stick Season" singer Noah Kahan (represented by a drawing of one of his beloved dogs) as a hint that Don Henley would be taking the stage to play his 1982 hit "Dirty Laundry."
Get those fingers limbered up and your credit card info ready. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
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