Suffering from slow ticket sales and economic general fears, festival promoter Another Planet Entertainment is changing the structure and pricing for the Outside Lands music festival, scheduled for August 14-15 of this year. As first reported by Akit, instead of three days, Outside Lands will eliminate its Friday engagement this year, paring the festival down to just Saturday and Sunday.
Outside Lands had apparently desperately scrambled to find a headlining act for Friday night but had no luck, thus this will be the only year since its inception with two days instead of three. This move has been applauded by some, who say that reducing the festival to only the weekend will potentially alleviate traffic congestion seen in the Sunset and Richmond districts, as well as the usual re-routings and closing of streets for Friday commuters, making for a less stressful weekend.
“We’re scared to death, quite honestly,” said Sherry Wasserman, president of Another Planet, regarding the slow pace of sales.