Outside Lands festival to impact traffic, public transit 

Music lovers are converging on Golden Gate Park today for the fourth annual Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival.

Three-day and single-day tickets are still available at the gate for the festival, which features bands including Phish, Muse, Arcade Fire, The Shins, Erykah Badu, John Fogerty, The Roots and The Decemberists. Bands will be performing at the Polo Fields, Speedway Meadow and Lindley Meadow.

The festival gates opened at 11 a.m. today and will open at the same time Saturday and Sunday. Music will end at 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 9:45 p.m. on Sunday.

A number of streets in the park surrounding the festival have been closed for the weekend, and motorists should expect to encounter detours.

San Francisco Municipal Railway service will also be affected. Due to heavy attendance, Muni is advising riders to expect delays, especially late at night on the N-Judah line and all bus lines serving Golden Gate Park, including the 5, 28, 29, 44, 71 and 71L.

Additional service will be added on the 5-Fulton, 71-Haight Noriega and N-Judah lines to accommodate concertgoers, although passengers taking the 71 should only board those buses marked for Outside Lands supplemental service.

Outside Lands is also operating a shuttle from San Francisco’s Civic Center to and from the concert for those taking BART or Caltrain or parking downtown, but tickets for the shuttle are sold out.

Parking in the neighborhoods around the park is expected to be difficult, and organizers say tow trucks and Department of Parking and Traffic officers will be on hand to deal with any parking violations. Those attending the concert are strongly urged to take public transit, walk or bike.

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