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.

Hodor makes appearance in new trailer for Middlelands Festival

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Fresh off of his Australian “Rave of Thrones” tour, Hodor, or as he’s known in the real world, Kristian Nairn, has made an appearance in the most appropriate of places: the trailer for medieval-themed Middlelands Festival, a new event put on by Insomniac and C3 Presents – the organization behind such reputable festivals as Austin City Limits, Lollapalooza, and Voodoo. Although the music lineup has yet to be announced, Nairn’s cameo in the trailer hopefully suggests that he’ll be included on the roster. It goes without saying that few, if any, DJs fit the bill for a medieval rave as well as Hodor.

For the weekend of May 5-7, 2017, the Texas Renaissance Festival Fair Grounds in Todd Mission, Texas, will be transformed into a medieval musical wonderland suitable for a true “adventure for the ages.” With five main stages, art installations aplenty, free carnival rides, and a host of interactive performers playing characters such as “cyber-wenches,” “barbarian beauties,” and “neon knights,” there is little doubt that this will be a place of magical fantasy.

The early-bird tickets have already sold out, but for those whose interest has been piqued can purchase tickets and camping passes when the general sale begins on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 12:00pm CST.

View the trailer, featuring Nairn, in the above video.

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Check out ‘Middlelands,’ Insomniac’s new medieval-themed rave

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This past October, Insomniac announced that they would be launching a festival conceptually based upon the middle ages, deemed “Middlelands.” In May 2017, Insomniac and fellow event producers C3 Presents will debut the medieval-themed rave in Houston, TX. Local publication Houstonia reports that the three-day event will take place in Todd Mission, a venue which traditionally holds the Texas Renaissance Festival.

Houstonia describes the forthcoming festival thusly: “Themed ‘Adventure for the Ages,’ the multifaceted Middlelands Festival transports attendees to a fantasy medieval kingdom along with five confirmed interactive stages with names like ‘Castle Northwoods.’

Middlelands has not yet announced their musical lineup, but in true Insomniac form, the festival will include a number of nonmusical attractions. Among the festival’s draws are free amusement park rides, art installations, and “four-dimensional superstructures and mind-blowing feats of ingenuity, inspired by the elements of air, water and fire.”

The festival will take place over the weekend of May 5-7, and will include a camping option for patrons – a fitting feature for the medieval theme.  Preview the festival experience in the video below, and hold out hope that whatever performers join the lineup try their hand at some live lute edits during their sets.

Early bird tickets will be available on Middlelands’ website Thursday, November 10.

Via: Houstonia

Photo credit: aLIVE coverage

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