Your ‘Summertime Sadness’ will be healed once you see this Outside Lands lineup

Natalie Welch

The 2023 Outside Lands lineup has been announced, and it’s safe to say that this year’s festival is going to be one for the books. With a diverse range of musical acts from various genres, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Let’s take a closer look at some of the headliners and notable acts that will be stepping onto the stages at Golden Gate Park this year.



Headliner Kendrick Lamar performing some of his biggest hits on a previous stage. (Image courtesy of Billboard.)

The Friday lineup does not disappoint with legendary rapper Kendrick Lamar’s headlining, which is sure to guarantee fans an elaborate and unique performance. Fans can expect his top songs such as “Swimming Pools (Drank),” “Money Trees” and many other popular hits. Lamar’s performance will most definitely be a highlight of the festival. Some of the smaller artists include Will Smith’s youngest daughter Willow Smith, an innovative musician with powerful vocals. Also attending on Friday is the famous National Basketball Association (NBA)  player Shaq O’neill performing under his DJ stage name Diesel; he most definitely will deliver upbeat and electric vibes for the crowd. Other artists include DJ Zedd, Becky Hill and many more, ensuring a diverse music scene.


With more of a throwback for Saturday’s headliner, the iconic rock band The Foo Fighters will be hitting the stage for what is guaranteed to be a memorable night. Other highly influential artists, one of them being Lana Del Ray, known for her distinctive and emotional style, is sure to be a captivating performance, one you won’t want to miss. Fischer will also be in attendance, with his infectious energy and unique sound, he has become one of the most popular DJs and producers in the music industry. Saturday has popular musicians across multiple generations come together to ensure an action-packed weekend..



Sunday’s lineup dips into more of the R&B and Hip-Hop genres with critically acclaimed rappers such as Lil Yachty and Megan Thee Stallion, both known for their artistic visions and boundary-pushing tendencies. But, the lineup does a total swap with bands like Cigarettes After Sex, whose lyrics take on complex emotional issues that will have fans crying till midnight. The 1975 is also set to perform, which will bring out more of the Rock and Roll crowd. Lastly, the festival comes to a close with big-time DJ ODESZA, sending all attendees out with a rave.

Past years Outside lands crowd rocking out with performers (Image courtesy of SF Chronicle.)

Overall, the lineup of the 2023 Outside Lands Music Festival will be a celebration of music; past, present and future. From the iconic headliners to the up-and-coming acts, this lineup is one of the strongest and most diverse in recent years. With something for everyone to enjoy, Outside Lands is sure to be one of the highlights of the summer festival season.