CONCERT PREVIEW: Rocking Out At Outside Lands 2010


Aug. 12 2010, Published 12:11 p.m. ET

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The Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival is back in full force this weekend and has a rundown of the industry's hottest acts who will be filling up San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.

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The traditionally eco-friendly jam fest is once again bringing together a mix of huge headlining acts and up and coming artists to watch.

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In terms of marquee names, Saturday brings The Strokes, My Morning Jacket, Cat Power, Wolfmother while Sunday has Kings of Leon, Phoenix, Social Distortion, Al Green, Chromeo and Empire of the Sun taking the stage. There will be four stages spread across the park: the Lands End Stage and Sutro Stage bookend the polo field while the Panhandle Solar Stage and Twin Peaks Stage are nestled at the Speedway Meadow.

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For a more intimate viewing venue, Chase customers can hit up the Freedom Lounge- located on Speedway Meadow closest to Wine Lands- where rising stars like Grammy-nominee Janelle Monae (Sunday at 5:00 PM), Langhorne Slim (Saturday at 6:30 PM), and Dawes (Sunday at 2:00 PM) will perform.

In addition to the amazing acts, the lounge offers free laptops with WiFi (you know you'll want to update your Facebook profile with new pics!), private wine tastings, charging stations for your phones, and other refreshments.

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Other acts you don't want to miss: Colorado's electronic duo Pretty Lights on Saturday and Tokyo Police Club.

On Sunday, make sure to squeeze in the mellow singer-songwriter Amos Lee and groovy Mayer Hawthorne.

The Outside Lands not only have a reputation as a popular outdoor music celebration, it also has a reputation for some delicious food. At the A Taste of the Bay Area part of the fest, you can fill up on things like organic smores from Charles Chocolates, crispy man & cheese at Andalu, samosas at New Ganges, and modern Vietnamese cooking from Out the Door, and gourmet mini cupcakes from Mission Minis.


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