×

Outside Lands closes popular dance venue for second day in a row

Outside Lands closes popular dance venue for second day in a row

The SOMA Tent, the popular dance music space at the Outside Lands festival in San Francisco, unexpectedly closed down for the second consecutive day on Saturday (Aug. 12).

“SOMA Tent is closed until further notice,” organizers posted on the festival’s X (formerly known as Twitter) page. “We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to resolve this issue and will provide updates when available.”

No reason was given for closure in the social media post, but it reportedly had something to do with the flooring. “After diligently monitoring the flooring throughout Saturday, we decided to close the SOMA Tent for the remainder of the afternoon out of an abundance of caution,” a festival spokesperson reportedly told the Chronicle in a statement.

The Tent was first closed down on Day 1 (Friday, Aug. 11) of the festival and then reopened for a bit on Day 2, before being closed down again.

Dance fans were, not surprisingly, upset with the news and vented on the social media platform X.

“Can’t believe SOMA stage fail this year. The only reason I bought a 3 day pass. Kicked out two days in a row before the halfway point and day 2 kicked out early folks before the next DJ with a 1+ hour wait outside to get back inside ensuring they missed it!” wrote Nick Woods (@woodsnick).

Related Articles

Music |


You’ll never guess who performed with Foo Fighters at Outside Lands

Music |


NBA star Shaquille O’Neal shoots and misses with DJ set at Outside Lands

Music |


Outside Lands kicks off year 15 with Kendrick Lamar, Shaq, Interpol, aespa

Music |


Caltrain to suspend services from Millbrae to San Francisco during Outside Lands

Music |


Outside Lands 2023: Why everyone seems so excited about this year’s lineup

“Will this issue be resolved by tomorrow (Sunday) or should we sell our tickets? We are coming for soma,” wondered Brandon Bihl (@BihlBrandon)

No word yet on whether SOMA Tent will be open on Day 3 (Aug. 13) of the festival. As of 9:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, however, a full lineup of acts set to appear at SOMA was still being listed on the schedule on the festival’s website, sfoutsidelands.com.

SOMA Tent is closed until further notice. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to resolve this issue and will provide updates when available.

— Outside Lands (@sfoutsidelands) August 13, 2023

Can’t believe SOMA stage fail this year. The only reason I bought a 3 day pass. Kicked out two days in a row before the halfway point and day 2 kicked out early folks before the next DJ with a 1+ hour wait outside to get back inside ensuring they missed it!

— Nick Woods (@woodsnick) August 13, 2023

Will this issue be resolved by tomorrow or should we sell our tickets? We are coming for soma

— Brandon Bihl (@BihlBrandon) August 13, 2023

Two days not a good look pic.twitter.com/nWZp0LBCGJ

— #ConcertPeople (@Concert_People) August 13, 2023