Stevie Wonder, Neil Young Named Headliners For 2012 Outside Lands Festival

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Photo: PIERRE VERDY/Getty Images

Photo: PIERRE VERDY/Getty Images

As Coachella gears up for its second weekend of music-fueled festivities in the middle of the Indio desert, another major California music festival has finally unveiled its lineup of artists that’s anchored with a throwback theme this year.

The 2012 Outside Lands Festival in San Fransisco has tapped legendary acts Stevie Wonder, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, and the original metal rockers Metallica as the headlining acts for the three-day music and arts fest at Golden Gate Park this August.

Celebrating their 5th anniversary this year, Outside Lands is throwing a huge party with dozens of artists and bands on the bill for the jam-packed festival.

Along with the throwback headliners, the festival will also feature supporting acts including Foo Fighters, Jack White, Norah Jones, and Beck, as well as several current electronica-pop/dance groups like Skrillex, Justice, and Passion Pit. Other acts on the bill include  an eclectic mix hip hop, rock and indie bands that will appeal to just about any music lover’s tastes.

For the last four years, the festival has brought in over $60 million to the local economy, and with this year’s superstar lineup headlining the show, you can expect the festival to sell out fast.

“Outside Lands is an iconic part of San Francisco’s summer, bringing people from all over the country–and the world–to our great city,” said San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee in a statement. “In just four years, Outside Lands has brought significant revenue to the city and helped to create jobs, and I look forward to its fifth year this summer.”

The 2012 Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival runs from August 10-12 at San Francisco’s Golden State Park. Tickets go on sale on Thursday, April 19th at 12PM PST on the festival’s main website.

[Source: HuffPo]

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