Outside Lands Now Requiring Proof of Vaccination for Attendees
If you want to see Tame Impala, Lizzo or The Strokes light up San Franciscoâs Golden Gate Park at Outside Lands in October, youâll need to bring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test alongside your tickets and clear plastic backpacks.
âOur most important role as festival producers is to provide a safe environment during Outside Lands weekend,â reads the festivalâs statement announcing the policy change. âVaccinations are strongly encouraged to protect from the spread of COVID-19.â
ranger dave has a COVID-19 policy update:1 – full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result will be required for entry to the festival2 – for those not fully vaccinated, attendees must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of attending pic.twitter.com/VA2CQbFPBq
— Outside Lands (@sfoutsidelands) August 24, 2021
Earlier in the year, Outside Lands announced it would postpone the festival from its traditional August date until Octoberâs Halloween weekend out of an abundance of caution for developments in the pandemic. Though an outdoor festival like Outside Lands doesnât have to comply with San Franciscoâs new vaccine mandate for public indoor spaces, their new restrictions mirror the Bay Area live music sceneâs voluntary acceptance of safety measures in light of the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19.
Performers at this yearâs Outside Lands include Bay Area stars like Kehlani and 24Golden and big names like J Balvin, Vampire Weekend and Young Thug. Other guests include rap sensation Rico Nasty, psychedelic aficionados Khruangbin and avant-pop star Caroline Polachek.
Outside Lands runs Oct. 29 to 31. Details here.
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