Outside Lands 2014: Your Guide to Everything

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(Photo by Karl Walter/Getty Images)

(Photo by Karl Walter/Getty Images)

San Francisco’s biggest and craziest festival is nearly upon us, and thinking about it can seem a bit daunting. There are a lot of things to prepare for, so we compiled everything about it that you’ll need to know in one place, just for you:


General Info:

There are a few changes to the festival and park rules this year, including some new guidelines defining things you can (and can’t) bring in. Refresh your memory here with our list of things that will be different this year.


The Weather:

Here’s your weather forecast for Golden Gate Park—and good news, it’s not supposed to rain. It will be colder than you think though, and if years prior are any indication, it will be misty (Karl the Fog loves music festivals) and your feet will get dirty. Trust us on this one—bring a sweater.


The Schedule:

Here’s the official schedule. You may already remember there are ample scheduling conflicts, so visit our guide on how to navigate the six toughest ones you’re probably going to make.


The Map:

Last year, it was pretty tough getting to and from each set. Prepare as best you can with the official map.

And, if you’re going, or even more so, if you’re NOT going, be sure to check real-time traffic around the area, and even on the Bay Bridge leading into the city, as it can really affect conditions.  KCBS TRAFFIC: Real-time maps, and incident reports for the entire Bay Area


The Bands:

Oh man, there are a lot of great acts this year, but not all of them get top billing. Check out our sister station Live 105’s picks of the ten best ones you should check out.


The Food:

Outside Lands just keeps upping its food game. This year, they’re introducing GastroMagic, the stage you’re going to spend some time at during the gaps in your schedule. Learn more about it here, and get familiar with all the vendors selling food here at their official site.


Oh, and remember our suggestions on how to not be the worst person at a concert.

Lastly, and most importantly, have fun!

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