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.

Insomniac and C3 Presents Reveal Inaugural Middlelands Festival Lineup

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Insomniac and C3 Presents, the creators behind Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) and Lollapalooza respectively, have unveiled a chart-topping roster of globally celebrated artists set to perform at the first ever Medieval-themed music and camping festival, Middlelands. Fans attending Middlelands will be catapulted into an adventure for the ages, packed with infectious beats and roaring riffs from some of the world’s top tastemakers, including Alison Wonderland, Bassnectar, Bonobo (Live), Crystal Castles, Danny Brown, Galantis, Jurassic 5, Kaskade, Major Lazer, Marshmello, Phantogram, Rae Sremmurd, and Seven Lions.

The Texas Renaissance Festival Fair Grounds, the largest theme park of its kind in the United States, will welcome Middlelands on May 5-7, 2017, as the elaborate venue hosts a music festival for the first time ever. Featuring five uniquely designed stages true to the Middle Ages theme, along with pre-existing wooded villages, 60 acres of picturesque lush landscapes, and multi-genre performances from an influential blend of world-renowned acts and handpicked local talent, the Middlelands festival will immerse fans in a magical realm of revelry and royalty. Never-before-seen kingdoms, towering castles, and costumed Middlelands performers will bring the festival grounds to life, amidst exhilarating rides and endless imaginative art for fans to explore.

The 2017 Middlelands adventure will offer Lords and Ladies ten unique camping options ranging from regal RV to quiet sanctuary lodging for a four-day experience unlike any other. Campers will band together to form color-coded Kingdoms for a one-of-a-kind Camp-wide Competition, through a series of Middlelands themed games. The duels will take place in Conqueror’s Court at the center of the Middlelands campgrounds each day before the festival begins. Points will be collected for every victory, and the Kingdom with the most wins will be crowned with the prestigious title of: Inaugural Champions of Middlelands.

Sound Camps will also be available, bringing the party before, during, and after each day of the festival in the beauty of the vast forest. Fans can apply to be a part of a designated Sound Camp, with each approved group permitted to rent or bring their own large-format sound systems to their assigned camping locations. Due to popular demand, the allotment for Group Camping has been extended so Headliners can build their own intimate communities in the campgrounds.

Middlelands three-day festival passes are now available at Middlelands.com.

To participate in the Sound and Group Camps, head over to the Group Camping registration and read the additional vehicle guidelines.

To receive the latest announcements on Middlelands, fans can sign up for email updates at Middlelands.com. Be sure to follow Middlelands on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Additional details surrounding Middlelands will be released over the coming weeks.

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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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Middlelands Early Bird Tickets Are On Sale NOW!

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Middlelands is the new medieval themed festival from Insomniac and C3 Presents, and they’re already touting early bird tickets for next year’s inaugural event.

The entire assortment of options are available right now, with early arrival passes, VIP tickets, and GA camping passes starting at just $180. If you need a little extra oomph to sway your opinion, check out what makes Middlelands different from anything we’ve seen before.

Taking place on the Texas Renaissance Festival Fairgrounds in Todd Mission, TX, Middlelands is promising over 200 acres of pristine party lands that have never before hosted a music festival. Five stages, interactive medieval structures, and a theme as outlandish as my eyebrows are about to make this one event you won’t want to miss. Find more details at Middlelands’ official website.

And check out a map of the camping grounds below:

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Insomniac announces debut campng festival in Texas, Middlelands

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In early October Pasquale Rotella announced he would be launching a new medieval-themed festival, Middlelands. This unique camping festival is the brainchild of seasoned production companies Insomniac Events (Electric Daisy Carnival) and C3 Presents (Austin City Limits and Lollapalooza.). Thanks to the website launch, Middlelands is confirmed to be held in Mission Todd, Texas (50 miles northwest

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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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Insomniac Announces Middlelands, A New Festival in Texas Spring of 2017

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The promoters behind Electric Daisy Carnival and Beyond Wonderland, Insomniac Events, have just announced their newest music festival set for launch in Spring of 2017. Since its inception in 1993, Insomniac Events has been on the forefront of creating memorable experiences through music festivals. Next year, Insomnaic is launching a new festival experience called Middlelands.

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Insomniac and C3 Presents Partner for New Texas Music Festival

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Two of the biggest production companies join up to bring Middlelands in Spring of 2017.

Insomniac and C3 Presents announce new Texas festival, Middlelands

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Electronic music festival behemoth Insomniac Events and C3 Presents have announced their newest collaboration: a Texas-based camping festival, Middlelands.

Middlelands, dubbed ‘An adventure for the ages,’ will debut in spring 2017 in Todd Mission – a small city about 50 miles north of Houston – and offer a wide variety of artists, four nights of camping, expansive art installations and more. Considering Todd Mission is home to the Texas Renaissance Festival, Middleland’s seemingly Medieval theme seamlessly plays into the city’s history.

“Over the years, we’ve imagined building something new and unique with our friends at C3 Presents,” says Pasquale Rotella, Founder and CEO of Insomniac, in a press release. “Bringing together our teams will enhance the magic, diversity and community that can be created at a destination festival like Middlelands.”

For more information, head to Middlelands’ website.

Via: Billboard

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