This past weekend Uproxx Music road tripped from Los Angeles to San Francisco to attend the tenth annual Outside Lands. In our estimation, this festival is one that puts fans and artists first, but as Uproxx’s festival correspondent, I’ve put together a more detailed and specific report card to show how unique this festival is, and to help those who are trying to find the festival that is right for them.
In case you havenâ€™t been on Instagram lately, we are deep in festival season. This past weekend found me at Lollapalooza in Chicago, Illinois and in just a few days Iâ€™ll be road-tripping to Outside Lands in San Francisco with the Uproxx Music crew. Having this in the back of my mind all weekend while I hiked across Grant Park for the millionth time made me think of how starkly different all the festivals Iâ€™ve covered this summer have been.
Lolla festival correspondentÂ Frankie GreekÂ is getting you ready for LollapaloozaÂ and this week she’s focused on the music – but it’s probably not what you think. One of the best parts of music festivals can be discovering new artists. Frankie put together a Spotify playlist of 10 must-see breakingÂ artists she is stoked to catch at LollaÂ and counted them down in her Snapchat story (from her bathtub…because it’s the internet).
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