The Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival just revealed its initial 2009 line-up and it looks really good. I’m always more excited to see the smaller acts perform rather than the bigger ones, although Radiohead was a big reason I went last year.
From the initial roster, right now I’m planning to see Pearl Jam, Incubus, M.I.A., Ween, The Mars Volta, Thievery Corporation, Modest Mouse, Band Of Horses, TV On The Radio (I GET TO SEE FINALLY!), The Dead Weather, Atmosphere, The National, Built To Spill, Calexico, Deerhunter, The Dodos, Bettye Levette, Dengue Fever, Heartless Bastards, Lenka, Matt & Kim, Portugal. The Man, The Morning Benders, and The Duke Spirit.
Unfortunately, I won’t be able to see all of these bands, but hopefully I am content to see who I can. I’m surprised Rogue Wave isn’t confirmed, and also the small number of local bands.