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Outside Lands Music Festival is set to return to San Francisco's Golden Gate Park for an 11th year from August 10-12, 2018. The lineup is still a ways away from dropping, but Ranger Dave has picked up his activity lately and with other festival & tour announcements it's got us thinking about who might show up this summer. This list will change often as more tours & festival lineups are announced before Outside Lands likely unveils their lineup in April. So, for now, here's some of the acts we think could be there.
Eminem - He's making the festival rounds this year & would be a first-time player for OSL.
Pearl Jam - Lack of a Bay Area date and open on August 11 & 12 between dates in Seattle & Montana make a return to the park possible for Pearl Jam.
Fleetwood Mac - Outside Lands seems to always pull a legit legacy headliner & Fleetwood Mac could definitely be in play as they're yet to announced any dates for 2018.
Father John Misty - FJM was announced for U.S. festivals in July and could be poised to return to Golden Gate Park for the first time since 2012.
Portugal. The Man - Playing Los Angeles on 8/10 with the rest of the weekend open.
Queens Of The Stone Age - They kinda owe us for canceling last year, OK.
Tash Sultana - This Australian girl has played several sold out Bay Area shows & has festivals on tap like Coachella & Bonnaroo.
The War On Drugs - Making the festival rounds on their GRAMMY award winning 2017 album.
The Rolling Stones - Nothing on their schedule yet for this year, but that'd be a pretty legit legacy act, Ranger Dave...
Nine Inch Nails - The 2013 headliners could make it back after 5 years away.
Bjork - Playing only European shows so far in 2018, but could OSL pull off an exclusive U.S. performance?
The Weeknd - Headlining Coachella this spring & Panorama in July - The Weeknd has never made it to Golden Gate Park.
SZA - The best new artist GRAMMY nominee has become exponentially bigger since the last time she played in 2015. Other U.S. Festival appearances put her in play. Odesza - Another 2015 act that's riding high in 2018. Throw 'em on Twin Peaks to close out a night, Ranger Dave.
Sir Sly - A legitimate undercard option who are all over this year's festival circuit.
Two Feet - A new name worth watching and a popular festival undercard player in 2018.
Jungle - Playing Coachella & Bonnaroo so OSL could definitely be on the horizon.
Daniel Caesar - The rising R&B singer is playing plenty of festival leading up to Outside Lands.
Martin Garrix - Has a few U.S. festivals on tap and has never played Outside Lands.
Many more names will show up here as we learn more about who's playing shows this summer.