Outside Lands date pushed out

Popular outdoor music festival is delayed, not canceled



Outside Lands released an updated artist lineup for the 2021 musical festival on its social platforms and website on Thursday. The originally scheduled lineup was adjusted due to the change in dates to late October.

Ella Noblin, Reporter

News flooded around campus on Thursday as students learned that the popular, annual music festival in Golden Gate Park, Outside Lands, will be postponed until late October. 

“I’m happy that San Francisco is planning on having the festival this year,” senior Natalya Cupido said. “I have always looked forward to Outside Lands as it is one of my favorite San Francisco events.”

The music festival normally takes place in the beginning of August, but is scheduled for Oct. 29-31.

“It has been a tradition to host the festival at the end of summer, so it will be weird to attend during October,” sophomore Sage Swartz said. “Regardless of the date, I think it will still be fun.”

The shift in dates allows the team to determine any new COVID-19 safety procedures that could be necessary to hold the festival, according to the Outside Lands Organization

“We are working closely with local and state officials to create the safest festival experience possible,” the Outside Lands Festival Team wrote in a message to the community. “The health and safety of the Outside Lands and San Francisco communities remains our top priority.”

The organization will post attendee requirements on the Outside Land’s website once final protocols have been established, according to the festival’s website.

“I’m not too worried about the COVID-19 precautions because hopefully many adults will be vaccinated by the time of the festival,” Cupido said. “My friends and I always look forward to Outside Lands, so I’m very glad that the event isn’t canceled this year.”