Attendance at the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival may have fallen short of last year by about 30,000, but the Recreation and Park Department still took in $178,000 more than it did in 2008.
The department officially made about $1,028,000, profiting from changes to the rental agreement with Another Planet Entertainment. Last year, the promoter paid $850,000 for the use of Golden Gate Park, and the department did not receive a cut of ticket revenue. This year, the event’s producer paid $950,000 to use the facilities and the department received $78,000 from ticket proceeds, Rec and Park spokeswoman Lisa Seitz Gruwell said.
In 2011, the end of the three-year contract, the department is guaranteed $1.05 million and $1 per ticket or 10 percent of sales.