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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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

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 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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