Elton John, Mumford & Sons, Sam Smith to headline OSL

It’s not likely the eighth Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival, slated for Aug. 7-9 in Golden Gate Park, will be as amusing as the Funny Or Die video released Tuesday to announce a varied (if not an overly buzz-worthy, Kanye West-infused) lineup.

Still, it will be a really big show.

It’s headed by legends like 1970s hero Elton John (yes, OSL is your mom’s fest!) and 1990s neo-soul star D’Angelo. More ubiquitous crowd-pleasers like Mumford & Sons, socially conscious Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar, The Black Keys and Sam Smith are also high on the bill.

Wilco, indie darlings for 30 years now, are among the alt-rock acts, as well as Tame Impala, a garage-rocking Australian band, and artsy St. Vincent (aka Anne Erin Clark).

Newcomers on the roster include Lake Street Dive, Mac DeMarco and George Ezra; “electronic luminaries” include Axwell & Ingrosso, Porter Robinson, Hot Chip, RL Grime, DJ Mustard, Green Velvet & Claude VonStroke: Get Real, Django Django and Dan Deacon.

Among the local acts: Rapper G-Eazy, “American Idol” contestant Devon Baldwin, folk rockers The Sam Chase, poppy The Tropics and Giraffage (electronic music record producer Charlie Yin). Visit sfoutsidelands.com for a full lineup and more about ordering pricey tickets, which go on sale Thursday.


Leonardo DiCaprio, J.K. Simmons, Hugh Jackman, Viggo Mortensen, Vince Vaughn — shame on you!

Those actors are the “smokiest,” according to a new UC San Francisco website dedicated to exposing Hollywood’s role in promoting tobacco globally, causing what it calls an “epidemic projected to kill one billion people this century.”

“Major media companies and the Hollywood studios they own have known since at least 2002 that smoking in movies causes kids to smoke and eventually die from a long list of tobacco diseases,” said Stanton Glantz, director of the UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education.

Glantz’s work came to light in 1999, when he was an adviser on the film “The Insider,” in which Russell Crowe played a research chemist who finds himself under attack when he decides to appear in a “60 Minutes” exposé on Big Tobacco.


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Actress Sarah Jessica Parker is 50. … Singer Elton John is 68. … Actor Paul Michael Glaser (“Starsky and Hutch”) is 72. … Singer Aretha Franklin is 73. — Staff, wire report

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