Austin City Limits unveils staggering 2018 line-up with ODESZA, Childish Gambino, REZZ, and more

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Austin City Limits is one massive annual event that every devout festival goer ought to check off their festival bucket list at least once. The two weekend Texas throw-down wrangles a staggering herd of talent year after year that brings the best of electronic, pop/rock, and hip-hop to Zilker Park, ACL’s host venue on the banks of the Colorado River with scenic skyline views of downtown Austin. Sitting atop this year’s festival billing is the legendary Paul McCartney, Metallica, Childish Gambino, Arctic Monkeys, Travis Scott, ODESZA, and The National.

Running from October 5–7 and October 12–14, ACL’s expansive 2018 lineup features over 140 live acts, providing a truly cross-genre, mega-festival experience. From Khalid and Shawn Mendez, to Deftones and St. Vincent, and Lily Allen, Børns, and Sylvan Esso in between, the C3 Presents-produced event delivers the full sonic spectrum to satisfy a range of musical tastes. With live performances by Marian Hill, Sophie Tucker, and synth pop rockers CHVRCHES, along with key electronic acts in Justice, Illenium, Rezz, San Holo, and Gryffin, Austin City Limits continues to be at the pinnacle of festival curation.

Tickets are now on sale for both weekends here.

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Lollapalooza announces 2018 edition with The Weeknd, Bruno Mars, Vampire Weekend, ODESZA, more

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The Midwest’s premier music festival, Lollapalooza, returns to Chicago’s Grant Park August 2–5 with a newly announced lineup for the behemoth, 4-day affair. Topping the 2018 bill are The Weeknd, Bruno Mars, Jack White, Arctic Monkeys, Travis Scott, Logic, and ODESZA, and, most notably, Vampire Weekend — the band’s first live performance in four years.

Other high-profile acts include Tyler, The Creater, CHVRCHES, LL Cool J, Portugal. the Man, and Brit superstar Dua Lipa. The festival’s electronic and dance music bookings are just as thrilling, with a comprehensive roster of veteran and rising acts: Zedd, ExcisionDillon Francis, Galantis, Illenium, REZZ, Chromeo, Hippie Sabotage, Tycho, Zomboy, WhatSoNot, Malaa, Valentino Kahn, Petit Biscuit, Ghastly, Chris Lake, Herobust, and Space Jesus.

Lollapalooza also boasts an impressive undercard with Gucci Mane, Lil Pump, St. Vincent, and Aussie one-woman band Tash Sultana, who rarely tours the US.

With over a hundred names set to appear over the weekend, Lollapalooza truly has become an American institution with something to satiate everyone’s musical tastes. GA and VIP passes to Lollapalooza can be found here.

Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Arctic Monkeys, and The Killers lead Firefly Music Festival’s 2018 lineup

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As Dover, Delaware’s Firefly Music Festival prepares to descend upon the Dover International Speedway for its seventh iteration come June 14–17, festival organizers have released the event’s lineup, revealing Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Arctic Monkeys, and The Killers as Firefly’s 2018 headliners. This will be the first year in Firefly history that the festival will have two hip hop headliners. Also contributing to event history are The Killers, the rock band — headliners of the inaugural Firefly Music Festival back in 2010 — charting the record for the most headlining appearances.

Curating a lineup that will appear to music fans’ many tastes, Firefly’s 2018 talent roster additionally includes Odesza, Lil Wayne, Martin Garrix, SZA, Portugal. The Man, San Holo, and more. Cheat Codes, Party Favor, Whethan, and Jax Jones represent a sampling of the lineup’s electronic artists.

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Passes to the festival will go on sale Friday, January 12 at 10 AM ET. GA passes will start at $269, while VIP and Super VIP will begin at $749 and $2,499, respectively. Those interested in attending Firefly’s seventh year can purchase passes here.

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