Deadheads rejoice! Phil Lesh and Bob Weir's pet project Furthur have been named one of the 2010 Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival headliners.
The announcement brings forth both a bit of a blast from the past, as well as a call home, of sorts, for die-hard fans who will remember the Bay Area fondly as a frequent Grateful Dead concert location. It's been 19 years since Lesh and Weir played the park (their last appearance was in 1991 for rock promoter Bill Graham's memorial tribute; the Dead broke up in 1995) that helped launch their careers.
Furthur headline the first night of the two-day fest, along with the Strokes and My Morning Jacket. Night two opens with festival favorites Kings of Leon, headlining with Phoenix and Social Distortion. Other bands in the lineup from across several genres include: Al Green, Gogol Bordello, Janelle Monáe, Empire of the Sun, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley and Nas, Levon Helm, the Whigs, Cat Power, Wolfmother, Bassnectar, Chromeo, the Temper Trap, Amos Lee and Mayer Hawthorne, just to name a few.
The popular outdoor music, food and wine festival takes place August 14-15 in San Francisco's storied Golden Gate Park. Two-day tickets go on sale Wednesday at 10 a.m. PT; single-day tickets will be available June 6, via the Outside Lands website. A portion of all ticket sales will go to San Francisco's Recreation and Park Department.
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