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From paulmccartney.com, May 1, 2018:
PAUL McCARTNEY, METALLICA, CHILDISH GAMBINO,
ARCTIC MONKEYS, TRAVIS SCOTT AND ODESZA
TO HEADLINE AUSTIN CITY LIMITS MUSIC FESTIVAL 2018
ALL-STAR LINEUP INCLUDES THE NATIONAL, KHALID, SHAWN MENDES, CAMILA CABELLO, HOZIER, DAVID BYRNE, CHVRCHES, JUSTICE,
ST. VINCENT, BRANDI CARLILE, JANELLE MONÁE AND MORE
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
(Austin, TX – May 1, 2018) The 17th annual Austin City Limits Music Festival will deliver one of the most exceptional lineups of this year’s festival season with headliners Paul McCartney, Metallica, Childish Gambino, Arctic Monkeys, TRAVIS SCOTT and ODESZA. The history-making bill includes first time ACL Fest performances and only North American festival appearances by both Paul McCartney and Metallica, a triumphant return by GRAMMY, Golden Globe and Emmy-Award winning Childish Gambino, a highly anticipated performance from Arctic Monkeys, and debut sets from Texas native TRAVIS SCOTT and electronic superstars ODESZA. The National, Khalid, Hozier, David Byrne, CHVRCHES, Deftones, Justice, ST. VINCENT, Sylvan Esso, FATHER JOHN MISTY, Brandi Carlile, ILLENIUM, Janelle Monáe and many more will take the stage throughout ACL Fest’s colossal two consecutive weekends. ACL Fest 2018 will deliver more than 125 bands across eight stages at Zilker Park, October 5-7 and October 12-14. Tickets are available now at www.aclfestival.com.
This year’s incredible lineup will showcase some of music’s most captivating artists including Shawn Mendes (Weekend Two), Camila Cabello (Weekend One), Deftones (Weekend One), BØRNS, Manchester Orchestra, Lily Allen (Weekend Two), The Breeders, Houndmouth, Sharon Van Etten (Weekend One), Marian Hill (Weekend Two), Elle King, Bishop Briggs, Bahamas, Mt. Joy, Cuco, Durand Jones & The Indications, and much more. Buzzworthy artists including BROCKHAMPTON, REZZ, GRETA VAN FLEET (Weekend One), San Holo, Gryffin, and Sofi Tukker (Weekend One) will electrify audiences, while Prince’s legendary backing band, The Revolution, bring the groove.
Honoring homegrown talent has always been a tradition of ACL Fest, and this year is no exception. Native Texans including Shakey Graves and Golden Dawn Arkestra will perform both weekends, while Khruangbin, Asleep at the Wheel, Sweet Spirit, Jackie Venson, Molly Burch, Sailor Poon and more will deliver the tunes on Weekend One. Charley Crockett, Duncan Fellows, Harry Paradise, Kydd Jones, Curtis Roush and more will perform on Weekend Two.
Austin City Limits Music Festival has been honored to call Zilker Park home for the past 17 years. In a continued commitment to enrich our community, a portion of proceeds from ACL Festival go directly towards improving Austin’s parks. Since 2006, ACL Festival, in partnership with the Austin Parks Foundation, has donated more than $30 million towards improvements to Zilker Park and parks across the city. […]
The Austin City Limits (ACL) Music Festival is an annual music festival held in Zilker Park in Austin, Texas on two consecutive three-day weekends. Inspired by the KLRU/PBS music series of the same name, the festival is produced by Austin-based company C3 Presents, which also produces Lollapalooza. The reputation of the ACL television show helped contribute to the success of the first festival.
The ACL Music Festival has eight stages where musical groups from genres including rock, indie, country, folk, electronic and hip hop perform for fans. Approximately 450,000 people attend the festival each year. In addition to the music performances, there are food and drinks, an art market, a kids area for families, and other activities for attendees.
Founded in 2002, the festival began as a one-weekend event and remained as such through the 2012 date. On August 16, 2012, Austin City Council members voted unanimously to allow the Austin City Limits Music Festival to expand to two consecutive weekends beginning in 2013. […]
From Austin360, October 5, 2018:
“It sounds like the whole world’s singing,” Paul McCartney beamed as tens of thousands of Beatles fans sang along to “Hey Jude” near the end of a long and winding road at the Austin City Limits Music Festival on Friday night in Zilker Park.
For a couple of hours, Sir Paul made it feel like everyone was together. A massive crowd started gathering at the American Express stage on the east side of the park about an hour before McCartney and his band went on at 7:45 p.m., and very few people left until the final note of the “Abbey Road” side two suite rang out just past 10 p.m.
[…] At 76, Sir Paul sometimes strains to hit the high notes, and he punctuates each song with a ginger little jig befitting someone his age. McCartney has loved music the way the 18th-century classical masters did, and he’s left us with that level of legacy. If he’s a little tired, he has a right to be.
He has nothing left to prove. He’s doing this for us now. Friday night, a park full of ACL Fest faithful accepted that gift, smiling and singing along. It’s a moment we’ll not forget.
And it all goes down again next Friday.
Last updated on March 13, 2021
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