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.

Austin City Limits 2018 Lineup: Paul McCartney, Odesza, Metallica & More

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Austin City Limits just revealed their 2018 lineup. ACL Fest will return to Zilker Park in Austin, Texas for two consecutive weekends on October 5-7 & 12-14 . We can easily say that this is one of the most diverse festival lineups of the year with headliners Paul McCartney, Metallica, Childish Gambino, Arctic Monkey’s, Travis

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Austin City Limits Festival 2018 Lineup

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Austin City Limits is always the last of the big American music festivals to announce its lineup, and this year is no different. Today, the festival’s 2018 lineup has finally been announced, and, as usual, there’s a lot going on. More »

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.

Watch LCD Soundsystem Surge Through “Call The Police” On Austin City Limits

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LCD Soundsystem’s comeback album, American Dream, was way better than its cover art suggested. It cracked our top 10 favorite albums of the year, and one of its songs just won a Grammy. The now award-winning “Tonite” will be one of a few tunes featured in LCD’s episode of Austin City … More »

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.

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Watch Run The Jewels Crush “Call Ticketron” In An Austin City Limits Web Exclusive

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El-P and Killer Mike’s second album, RTJ2, was our top album of 2014 and their surprise drop of RTJ3 a few Christmases ago was the gift we all needed at the end of 2016. This weekend the hip-hop supergroup will be on an episode of Austin City Limits where they’ll perform tracks from … More »

Watch Father John Misty Sashay His Way Through “I Love You, Honeybear” On Austin City Limits

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Father John Misty’s Austin City Limits episode airs this weekend on PBS. Below, you can watch an exclusive clip of his set-ending performance of the title track from his 2015 album, I Love You Honeybear, in which he saunters around the stage and heads into the audience to give everyone a hug. Check it out… More »

Martin Garrix at Austin City Limits 2017: Watch The Full Set Including 3 Unreleased IDs

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Austin City Limits had it’s first weekend this past Friday through Sunday. There were concerns about the safety of the festival after the deadly terror attack in Las Vegas, luckily C3 Presents made sure the event was both safe and a massive success. It was a true celebration of music of all genres featuring acts

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Watch The Killers Cover Two Tom Petty Songs At ACL

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Tom Petty died about a week ago, and since then, a whole lot of bands have been working one of his songs into their setlists. Last night, when they were headlining the Austin City Limits festival, the Killers worked in two of Petty’s classics. They opened up their set with a version of “More »