Listen up: Read about three upcoming Bay Area music festivals

Ariane Goldsmith, Staff Writer

Outside Lands

When: Aug. 8 to Aug. 10, 2014

Where: Golden Gate Park (the Polo Fields, Speedway Meadow, and Lindley Meadow), San Francisco

Who: All genres, including Kanye West, Arctic Monkeys, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

Tickets: $275 (3-day general admission), $115 (1-day general admission)

Fun Fact: “Outside Lands was the name used in the 19th century for the present-day Richmond District and Sunset District in San Francisco, California. With few roads and no public transportation, the area was covered by sand dunes and was considered inaccessible and uninhabitable.” (Wikipedia)



Rock The Bells

When: September 2014 (2013 dates were Sept. 14-15)

Where: Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, California

Who: Hip hop, rap, and electronica artists

Tickets: $99 (2-day general admission), $65.50 (1-day general admission)

Fun Fact: “The first festival was held in 2004, featuring a re-united Wu-Tang Clan, who performed four months before Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s death” (Wikipedia). In 2013, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, as well as Eazy-E, did holographic performances at the festival.



Treasure Island Music Festival

When: Oct. 18-19, 2014

Where: Treasure Island, San Francisco

Who: Day One lineups include electronica and hip-hop/rap artists, while Day Two lineups include rock and indie rock artists.

Tickets: $150 (2-day general admission), $85 (1-day general admission)

Fun Fact: The location of Treasure Island, San Francisco is a man-made island that was originally built from 1936 to 1937 for the Golden Gate International Exposition in 1939, which was part of the 1939 World’s Fair. Now, the man-made island hosts events including a monthly flea market and a variety of music events.