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Everything you need to know for Outside Lands, all in one place

Aug. 7, 2023

Outside Lands is almost here! Whether you’re an old friend of Ranger Dave’s or a first-time festival goer, here’s what to know before you head to Golden Gate Park.

Daily Schedule

All the stages, all the acts: plan your perfect festival now on our Schedule page or in our official Outside Lands 2023 app!

Bag Policy

While we would prefer that fans come bag-free, we realize that is not always possible. Help us to help you enjoy the festival by only bringing the following types and size bags:

  • Backpacks and bags made of clear plastic, clear vinyl, or clear PVC

  • Small bags, fanny-packs, purses up to 6” x 8” x 3” (do not have to be clear) Empty dedicated hydration packs with a bladder capacity of under 2.5L/150 in. and no more than one additional pocket.

  • Standard size backpacks with hydration bladders will not be permitted.

Transportation Information

We recommend alternative methods of travel other than driving, including local shuttles, rideshares, MUNI, BART, walking, scooter, and bikes. Parking is not available at the festival grounds and is extremely limited in the surrounding neighborhoods. We do not recommend you drive to the festival. Skip the hassle and try another transportation mode to get to Outside Lands this year!

For detailed information on how to get to the festival, visit our Travel & Transport section of our Info page.

Shuttle Passes

3-Day and Single Day round trip shuttle passes are available now! The first 5 pricing tiers for 3-Day shuttle passes have sold out. Limited availability is left on tier 6, so grab your shuttle passes while you can.

Skip the hassle and choose the shuttle to Outside Lands!

Buy Shuttle Passes

Outside Lands 2023 App

The official Outside Lands 2023 app is here – create your personalized schedule and food menu, explore the map and pre-order merch. Be sure to turn on your notifications so you can stay updated before and during the festival. It’s never too early to start prepping for a weekend to remember in Golden Gate Park!

Download the iOS App

Download the Android App

Wristband Do’s & Don’ts

Review our Do’s and Don’ts to keep your wristband safe!

  • DO shower with it, it's waterproof!

  • DON’T take it off – Wristbands are non-transferable and non-exchangeable.

  • DO take care of your wristband and treat it like cash. Wristbands will not be replaced if lost or stolen.

  • DON’T cut or twist any part of your wristband, it will fray (cut wristbands will NOT be reissued for any reason).

  • Same day re-entry is not allowed. If you absolutely must leave the festival and need to return the same day, you must speak with a Supervisor at any festival entrance/exit BEFORE LEAVING to be scanned out.

Box Office Hours

Visit our Box office if you still need to pick up your pass! Located in Marx Meadow.

2023 Outside Lands Festival Box Office Hours
Golden Gate Park – Marx Meadow (located at 25th & Fulton):

  • Wednesday 8/9 - 1pm - 7pm

  • Thursday 8/10 - 1pm - 7pm

  • Friday 8/11 - 10am – 9pm

  • Saturday 8/12 - 10am – 9pm

  • Sunday 8/13 - 10am – 8pm

Festival Map

Check out the Festival Map for entrances, stages, food, drink, activations and other fun.

Entrance Gates

You can enter the festival via the Main Gate (on JFK near 30th Ave) or South Gate (on Middle Dr & Metson Rd).

There is a designated ADA Entrance at 36th Ave & JFK.

For GA+ Passholders: The GA+ expedited entry is located at 30th Ave & JFK Drive. You can also enter through the VIP entrance on the south side at Martin Luther King Jr Drive, adjacent to the South Gate.

GA+ Lounge: The GA+ Lounge is located at the East end of Lindley Meadow near Cocktail Magic. A concierge will be located directly at the Lounge entrance to answer any of your questions.

For VIP and Golden Gate Club Passholders: The Main VIP Entrance is located at 36th Ave & JFK Drive featuring an Expedited Lane available exclusively for Golden Gate Clubbers. For those of you taking the Shuttle, there is a VIP Entrance located at Martin Luther King Jr Drive, adjacent to the South Gate, for your convenience.

What’s New This Year

  • Visit Dolores’, our new open-air dance space for EVERYBODY, and a celebration of queer and trans communities and DIY venues that are vital to San Francisco’s culture. Featuring iconic programming from FAKE and GAY, OASIS, and Hard French.

  • Check out the themed bars and perfectly blended entertainment of Cocktail Magic in its new location in Lindley Meadow. It’s more than double the size from 2022 and features all new stage programming, including culinary mash-ups, magic and legendary turntablists.

  • Explore Wine Lands, now in McLaren Pass. Choose from over 100 wines and visit the natural wine bar AND a bar for bubbles.

  • Do good at The Mission presented by Outside Lands Works in Hellman Hollow. Learn how local and national organizations make an impact and drive positive change in our Bay Area home

  • Experience co-branded art and giveaways, surprise DJ sets on the Grand Artique stage, and enter-to-win raffles of original art from Festisia x Young & Sick at the Electric Bubble Tea Test in McLaren Pass.

  • Champion sustainability and pick up The Festival Cup – our reusable 12oz steel everything goblet! This on-the-go companion is only $4 and accepted at bar locations sitewide for refilling your beer, wine, cocktail or water without the waste.

Cashless Policy

Outside Lands is going cashless. We will accept all cards, plus Apple Pay but no cash. Say goodbye to ATM fees and hello to a faster, more convenient way to pay!

*Grass Lands (a 21+ area) will still accept cash and will have ATMs.


Keep your belongings safe and phone charged all festival long when you reserve your 8" x 12" x 18" locker, complete with a universal phone charger! A stress-free Outside Lands awaits with unlimited access during the festival, plus the option to leave items overnight.

Reserve Your Locker

General Info, Health & Safety


Event staff, security personnel, law enforcement and mounted patrol will be located throughout the site for the duration of the event to create a safe and secure environment for all festival attendees. Security Headquarters are located west of Marx Meadows. If you have an EMERGENCY, find a staff member with a radio or go to the closest information, medical tent or entrance gate for assistance. Be ready to convey the nature and details of the incident.


Rock Medicine will be on-site to help you with any type of medical problem. Rock Medicine has been providing free medical care at concerts and festivals since 1973. Head to a medical tent on the Polo Field or in McLaren Pass for look for a festival staff member if you need assistance.

Info Booth and Lost & Found

The Information and Lost & Found Booth can be found in the middle of the Polo Field behind the windmill. Stop by to get your questions asked, check out the Festival Map, or just to say hi. If you lose something while at the festival, visit

Emergency Exits

Refer to the festival map for Emergency Exit locations. These exits are marked with red flags throughout the festival.

** For more details on what you can and cannot bring to the festival plus more, visit our Info page.

Ranger Dave’s Words of Wisdom

Festival grounds are sacred. Whether you’re eating your way through the park or dancing like nobody’s watching, make sure to follow these health and safety tips from Ranger Dave:

Don’t wave your valuables in the air like you just don’t care. Better yet, leave them at home or in a convenient storage locker.

Do tune in to your surroundings and if you see something, say something. Look for a member of Outside Lands’ Medical & Safety team and clue them in.

Do remember that SF summers can get quite chilly. Be prepared—bring layers. Layers are a good way to stay warm and cozy when the fog rolls in.

Don’t forget to drink H20. One easy way to spoil the party is to forget to take care of your splendid self throughout the weekend. Don’t forget that even though it may not be hot out, your body is still thirsting for water. Use our free potable water stations available throughout the festival site!

Do keep an eye on your friends and get them help if you think they need it. Don’t be afraid to talk to our Medical & Safety staff, anything you tell them is confidential.

FAQs / Festival Information

Got burning Outside Lands questions? We've got you covered! Visit our Info page for all the answers to your FAQs.

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