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Outside Lands 2012 Lineup: Stevie Wonder, Metallica, Neil Young, and Skrillex

Jack White and Foo Fighters will, obviously, also be there

San Francisco’s Outside Lands has announced its fifth-annual lineup, with top billing packing an interesting punch. Headliner spots will be taken by Stevie Wonder (one of last year’s Austin City Limits headliners), Metallica (who will see their own Orion fest go down in June), 21st-century audiophile crusader Neil Young & Crazy Horse, and the omnipresent Jack White and Foo Fighters. Skrillex, Sigur Rós, Regina Spektor, Big Boi, and Zola Jesus shake things up.

This year’s batch of announced artists, which has been hinted at over the past week via the festival’s Instagram account, steers mostly clear of the jam scene, one of its pillars in past years (Phish headlined last year’s installment, Furthur in 2010 and Dave Matthews Band in 2009), but amazingly, Skrillex is one of just three announced EDM artists at the rock-heavy show so far, the others being Justice and MSTRKRFT. Fest-goers will also get a bit of a blast from their (relative) indie past, with artists like Franz Ferdinand and Bloc Party returning to the stage (both also hit Osheaga in Montreal earlier in August, while Franz will also be at Primavera and Bloc Party hits Lollapalooza).

This year’s fest returns to Golden Gate Park August 10-12; tickets go on sale this Thursday (April 19) at 12 p.m. Pacific via the Outside Lands website.

Outside Lands 2012 Initial Lineup:

Stevie Wonder
Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Jack White
Foo Fighters
Sigur Ros
Norah Jones
The Kills
Regina Spektor
Passion Pit
Andrew Bird
Big Boi
Bloc Party
Explosions In The Sky
Franz Ferdinand
Die Antwoord
Fitz and The Tantrums
Portugal. The Man
Amadou & Mariam
Wolfgang Gartner
Dr. Dog
The Walkmen
Washed Out
City and Colour
Two Gallants
Of Monsters and Men
Alabama Shakes
Reggie Watts
Trampled By Turtles
Tame Impala
The Be Good Tanyas
Sharon Van Etten
Sean Hayes
Bomba Estereo
Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Big Gigantic
Thee Oh Sees
Zola Jesus
White Denim
Allen Stone
The M Machine
Michael Kiwanuka
Father John Misty
Electric Guest
Yellow Ostrich
Honey Island Swamp Band
Animal Kingdom