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.

Featured image courtesy of ACL.

Live Nation details Festival Passport expansion for 2018-2019 season

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Last year, Live Nation successfully launched its Festival Passport program, granting 1,000 lucky fans across the world access to over 90 of the company’s festivals at just one flat fee. The ticketing and events behemoth has announced the return of its one-of-a-kind access pass for the upcoming season, now with a major expansion in territory and new VIP option.

2,500 GA passes will be sold at $999 with just 100 VIP passes priced at $5,000. Though the GA price includes a $200 increase from last year, purchasers will now have over 100 of Live Nation’s unique festivals to choose from.

Both GA and VIP passes will be granted access to any of over 100 participating festivals worldwide, including Austin City Limits, Bonnaroo, Electric Daisy Carnival, Governors Ball, Sasquatch!, and Lollapaloozas in Germany, France, and the US.  New additions to the roster include Australia’s Sydney City Limits, China’s Creamfields, UAE’s RedFestDXB, Poland’s Impact Festival, and the UK’s Edinburgh Summer Sessions.

This year, in an effort to avoid scalpers and ensure that Live Nation is only accommodating fans’ needs, purchasers will have to pre-register through Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan platform with their full legal names and photo ID. Registration is open now through April 12 at 11:00 PM ET/10:00 PM CT, with sign up here. Tickets are on-sale beginning April 17 at 8:00 am EDT, but be aware, Festival Passports sold out in under 24 hours last year, so purchasers must act quickly when the time comes.

Run The Jewels perform on ‘Austin City Limits’ [Watch]

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The expression goes “good things come in threes,” and the latest episode of Austin City Limits is no exception.

The “long-running concert series” invited hip hop duo Run the Jewels to appear on the program’s most recent episode, notably the show’s third rap-focused episode. Mos Def and Kendrick Lamar previously performed on “Austin City Limits’” prior hip hop episodes.
The Run the Jewels episode originally premiered on January 27, but can now be watched in full online.

H/T: Pitchfork

Watch the official Austin City Limits live stream here

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Austin City Limits touches down in Zilker Park for its 15th year, spanning across two weekends with the first stint going down today through Sunday, October 2. Weekend One features an incredibly stacked lineup with headlining performances from artists such as Radiohead, Kendrick Lamar, LCD Soundsystem, Flume, Major Lazer, and Kygo.

For those of us not fortunate enough to be in Austin this weekend, the festival will be live streamed, thanks to Red Bull TV. This weekend’s full broadcast schedule can be found below.

Mind of a Genius rising star Gallant will be performing Saturday in the day, while Kygo closes out the night. Sunday streamed performances include that of Miike Snow and LCD Soundsystem, though the three different broadcast channels have a variety of other music to tune in to.


*All times in local CDT time zone.


Channel 1

2:00pm – Sal’s World Pre-Show

2:10pm – The Front Bottoms

3:00pm – Frightened Rabbit

4:05pm – The Strumbellas

5:10pm – ST. LUCIA

6:15pm – Foals

7:20pm – Flume

8:30pm – Major Lazer

Channel 2

2:00pm – Sal’s World Pre-Show

2:10pm – Asleep at the Wheel

4:00pm – JESS GLYNNE

5:00pm – Flight Facilities

6:00pm – Banks & Steelz

7:00pm – Chairlift

9:00pm – Cold War Kids




Channel 1

2:00pm – Sal’s World Pre-Show

2:10pm – Bayonne

2:40pm – Nothing But Thieves

3:30pm – Saint Motel

4:35pm – City and Colour

6:45pm – Melanie Martinez

7:50pm – Cage the Elephant

9:00pm – Kygo

Channel 2

2:00pm – Sal’s World Pre-Show

2:10pm – HONNE

2:55pm – ISRAEL NASH

3:30pm – Gallant

4:30pm – Andra Day

6:30pm – The Naked and Famous

7:30pm – Andrew Bird

9:00pm – Two Door Cinema Club

Channel 3

2:00pm – Sal’s World Pre-Show

2:55pm – Corbu

3:30pm – Lewis Del Mar

4:30pm – Caveman

6:30pm – DJ Mustard

8:30pm – M83


Channel 1

2:00pm – Sal’s World Pre-Show

2:10pm – Brett Dennen

3:00pm – Wild Belle

4:05pm – Local Natives


7:15pm – Miike Snow

8:20pm – Mumford & Sons


Channel 2

2:00pm – Sal’s World Pre-Show

2:10pm – Shane Smith & The Saints

3:00pm – Lizzo

3:45pm – Wild Child

4:45pm – Margo Price

5:45pm – St. Paul and the Broken Bones

7:00pm – Young the Giant



Channel 3

2:00pm – Sal’s World Pre-Show

2:10pm – VHS Collection

3:00pm – Domo Genesis

4:00pm – The Shelters

5:45pm – Chronixx & Zincfence Redemption



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