Are you ready to return to Golden Gate Park?

The dates for the 2014 Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival, the Bay Area's mammoth annual celebration of music and more, have now been set. It returns to Golden Gate Park Aug. 8-10.

The dates were announced Wednesday. No other information was given. Keep checking the festival's Website, www.sfoutsidelands.com, for updates.

Of course, the lack of information won't stop festival-goers from speculating about which acts will headline the three-day event. The odds-on-favorite, many believe, is OutKast, the popular hip-hop duo that is reuniting for Coachella and plans to play other festivals as well.

Another potential candidate is Green Day, the East Bay band who has yet to perform at the Bay Area's biggest music festival.

So, our guess is that OutKast and Green Day will headline two of the three days. Beyond that, however, it's anybody's guess. Fingers crossed for Kanye West.

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