Outside Lands generated over $1B for SF in 15 years. Now the plan is to extend it

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Saturday, August 12, 2023
Outside Lands generated over $1B for SF in 15 years
Outside Lands music festival is back in San Francisco this weekend, with over 250,000 tickets sold and people coming from all across the country.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Outside Lands is back in Golden Gate Park for three days of music, food, art and more.

The city says everything is in place for the 15th annual festival.

Over 250,000 tickets sold with people coming from all across the country. It's expected to bring in a lot of money for the city.

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"We have generated over a billion dollars in economic impact to the city of San Francisco and that's something, in these times, is more notable than when we started," Outside Lands Co-Founder Allen Scott said.

"These people generate tax revenue for the city. Tax revenue that we don't have to pay otherwise. It creates jobs and employment. It creates revenue for small businesses," said Joe D'Alessandro, president and CEO, San Francisco Travel Association.

In the last 15 years, this festival has become a massive economic boost for the city, generating over a billion dollars in economic impact for the city.

The city is considering to do more events like the festival in 2024.

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"We are going to add a second weekend of concerts but only here at the polo fields," said Phil Ginsburg, general manager of the San Francisco Recreation and Park Dept.

The proposal which the board of supervisors will consider in Sept. would use the Outside Lands infrastructure to host another big music weekend. Organizers would also bring live music to downtown.

"Another Planet has generously agree to provide three downtown concerts because we've had so much discussion about how we revitalize downtown," said Ginsburg.

Headliners are Kendrick Lamar, Foo Fighters, and electronic music duo Odesza.

And ABC7's very own Dan Ashley is performing Saturday at 12:15 p.m.

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We've seen some people selling their tickets on Facebook Marketplace, and there are still some tickets left on the Outside Lands website, but only in the Golden Gate Club.

Single-day passes for that club are $2,200 and 3-day passes are $4,900.

If you're heading to the festival this weekend, we have everything you need to know here.

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