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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Kanye West to Headline Outside Lands

The Killers, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Arctic Monkeys and Tiesto top stacked bill for San Francisco festival

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Kanye West.
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April 8, 2014 1:00 PM ET

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers will be the first artist to headline Outside Lands twice when the festival returns to Golden Gate Park in San Francisco this summer. The festival, taking place August 8th - 10th, also boasts headlining performances from Kanye West, the Killers, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, the Arctic Monkeys and Tiësto. Tickets go on sale on Thursday, April 10th at 10 a.m. PDT on the Outside Lands website.

Check Out Photos from Last Year's Outside Lands Festival

Outside Lands' supporting lineup is equally impressive this year, featuring an array of artists including Death Cab for Cutie, the Flaming Lips, Disclosure, Ray LaMontagne, Kacey Musgraves, Spoon, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Tegan & Sara, Haim, Chromeo, Duck Sauce, Cut Copy, Atmosphere, Lykke Li, Capital Cities, Ben Howard, SBTRKT, Jenny Lewis, Local Natives, Phosphorescent, Chvrches, Paolo Nutini, John Butler Trio, Boys Noize, Christopher Owens, Run the Jewels (El-P and Killer Mike), Warpaint, Deer Tick, Holy Ghost!, Big Freedia, Dum Dum Girls, Bleachers, The Kooks and Mikal Cronin.

The festival will also host 200 gourmet food and drink options, from their Wine and Beer Lands stands to the chocolate-based Choco Lands and the expanded Cheese Lands. Check out our recap of last year's Outside Lands festival to get you in the mood, featuring performances from Paul McCartney, the National, Nine Inch Nails, Hall and Oates and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

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