Radiohead, Petty set for San Francisco festival

Tue Mar 4, 2008 5:34am EST
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LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - Radiohead, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Jack Johnson will headline a music festival at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park in August.

The inaugural Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, which aims to feature rock, blues, reggae, jazz, hip-hop, world, soul, Latin and electronic on five stages, will take place August 22-24 at the 1,000-plus acre venue.

Additional acts will be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets will go on sale at the end of March, with pricing still to be worked out. Organizers hope to draw about 60,000 fans on each of the three days.

Johnson, who has ruled the U.S. pop charts for the last three weeks with his album "Sleep Through the Static," is one of the headliners at the Coachella festival in southern California (April 25-27). Additionally, he and Radiohead top the bill for the inaugural All Points West festival near New York City (August 8-10).


<p>Thomas Yorke, singer and guitar player of Radiohead, performs during their concert at the 37th Montreux Jazz Festival in the Auditorium Stravinski in Montreux, July 5, 2003. REUTERS/Jean-Bernard Sieber</p>