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Outside Lands Safety Tips

Celebrating the weekend safely and responsibly

Hitting the grounds of Golden Gate Park for this iconic music festival? So are we! Keep scrolling to learn more about how you can keep the good vibes flowing all weekend long.


  • What items are prohibited from Outside Lands?

    You are NOT allowed to bring the following:

    • Non-clear backpacks and bags larger than 6"x8"x3"

              Drawstring backpacks

    • Weapons of any kind (including pocket knives)

    • Illegal substances

    • Glow sticks (glow bracelets and necklaces are permitted)

    • Alcohol (will be sold at the festival)

    • Glass or cans of ANY kind

    • Video or audio recording equipment (including GoPros - no video recording will be allowed)

    • Professional still camera equipment with a detachable lens longer than 2 inches, tripods, big zooms, or commercial use rigs

    • Skateboards, scooters, or personal motorized vehicles

    • Bicycles (not allowed inside festival grounds)

    • Strollers, wagons, or carts of any kind

    • Hammocks or slack lines

    • Fireworks and explosives

    • Instruments and laser pointers

    • Umbrellas

    • Selfie sticks of ANY kind, including GoPro sticks

    • Spray paint, large markers, or Aerosol cans

    • Picnic baskets

    • Coolers

    • Liquids

    • Lawn furniture or any chairs with legs

    • Large inflatables

    • Tents

    • Pets (except service animals)

    • Drones

    • Totems or flags

    • Threatening signs or apparel

    • American Indian Headdresses

    • No illegal vending is permitted (no unauthorized or unlicensed vendors are allowed)

  • What is the bag policy?

    While Outside Lands prefer that fans come bag free, we realize that is not always possible. Help them help you enjoy the festival by only bringing the following types and size bags:

    • Backpacks and bags larger than 6” x 8” x 3” made of clear plastic, clear vinyl, or clear PVC

    • Small bags, fanny packs, purses up to 6” X 8” X 3” (do not have to be clear)

    • Empty dedicated hydration packs with a bladder capacity of under 2.5L/150 in. and no more than two additional pockets. Standard size backpacks with hydration bladders will not be permitted.

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