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Austin City Limits Music Festival has unleashed its 2019 lineup ahead of its two autumnal weekends: Oct. 4-6 and Oct. 11-13.
Since 2002, the festival has drawn music fans spanning all genres to Zilker Park for consecutive weekends of the industry’s top names. This year’s iteration boasts Guns n’ Roses, Mumford & Sons, Childish Gambino, The Cure, Cardi B (weekend one), Billie Eilish, Tame Impala, and Robyn (weekend two) as headliners. Electronic music fans will delight in lineup additions like GRiZ, RL Grime, Fisher, Hippie Sabotage, Kaytranada, Troyboi, Jai Wolf, and more.
Childish Gambino was forced to cancel his appearance at last year’s festival after a foot injury, so fans who were hoping to catch his performance in 2018 will delight in two performances at the festival’s 2019 edition.
The festival features eight different stages to cater to fans of rock, indie, country, folk, electronic, and hip-hop, so regardless of one’s musical persuasion, this lineup features something for everyone.
Tickets and more information are available here.
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Childish Gambino has had a big week. He headlined the first day of Coachella, debuted a new song, and premiered a new Rihanna-starring film called Guava Island. And now, he’s capping it all off by officially launching a new line of Adidas sneakers called Donald Glover Presents. More »
Childish Gambino performed his headlining slot at Coachella Friday night/Saturday morning in coordination the release of his new movie, Guava Island, directed by “This Is America” Grammy-award winning director, Hiro Murai.
The energetic performance was met with dips and dives of energy, as seen in the clip below where Donald Glover’s performing alter-ego hit festival goers with an intense new song possibly called “Warlords” (according to a leaked setlist) followed by a ambient, gospel rendition of Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy.” The new song covers tribal influences and energy through primal chanting, megaphone sounding vocals, and brooding tones.
Other highlights from the set included smoking a joint with a fan during “Late Night In Kauai;” dedicating “Riot” to Nipsey Hussle, Mac Miller, and his father, and the audience; and hugging Janelle Monáe after “This Is America.”
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