By Morning Picker
San Francisco’s Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival, Northern California’s premier outdoor concert, plans to return from a pandemic-imposed absence this year, moving from its usual late-summer run in Golden Gate Park to a three-day event on Halloween weekend. Another Planet Entertainment, the independent Berkeley promotion company that co-produces the festival with Superfly, is hopeful that with the long lead time, Outside Lands is going to happen after its 2020 edition was postponed. They ar
e also regularly in contact with the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department and the artists scheduled to perform. Outside Lands has kept most of its lineup that was scheduled to perform last year – including headliners the Strokes, Lizzo, and Tame Impala – but has added 16 new acts. Whether the festival, which typically draws up to 75,000 tightly packed people a day onto the Polo Field in Golden Gate Park, can actually happen during the coronavirus pandemic will depend on several factors.