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Splendour & Falls Organisers Announce New Festival Sydney City Limits

Another huge international music festival has revealed plans to expand into Australia, thanks to the team at Secret Sounds — the group behind Australia’s Splendour In The Grass and Falls festivals.

The huge US festival Austin City Limits is officially coming to Sydney in 2018 for the first-ever Sydney City Limits, and its debut lineup is a DOOZY — “hotter than a Bunnings sausage sizzle and ten times as tasty”, organisers reckon.

Prepare your pants:

French electronic duo Justice, alt-rock legend Beck and French rockers Phoenix top the roster, which also features the likes of American indie king Car Seat Headrest, The Libertines, Thundercat and a triple j listener’s wet dream of homegrown faves, including Vance Joy, Tash Sultana, Gang Of Youths, Dune Rats, The Avalanches, Allday, Bad//Dreems, Alex Lahey and more.

A total of 30 acts will be spread across four stages in the lush, inner-city oasis that is Sydney’s Centennial Park on Saturday, 24th February 2018, for a one-day summer fiesta that combines the best of music, food, art and community into a “Sydney block party like no other”. It’s all an all-ages and fully licensed event.

“Welcome to the inaugural Sydney City Limits!!” says Secret Sounds’ Jessica Ducrou.

“As a Sydney-sider I’m super excited to bring this new event to town. Direct from Austin, Texas and the flagship Austin City Limits, sister event Sydney City Limits looks forward to presenting some of the most awesome international and Australian acts around.

“Offering up the best in show, it’s very much going to be a celebration of Sydney itself — the food, local artists and the community that makes it such a great place to live and visit.”

Today’s announcement comes after Austin City Limits expanded to Auckland last year, and Phoenix teased Aussie tour plans for 2018.

Catch the full lineup and all the ticketing details for Sydney City Limits 2018, below.

UPDATE: Sydney City Limits Festival Adds More Acts To 2018 Lineup

Sydney City Limits 2018 Lineup


Young Thug



Stella Donnelly




Vance Joy


Tash Sultana

Grace Jones

Gang Of Youths

Dune Rats

The Libertines

The Avalanches


Oh Wonder

Car Seat Headrest


The Head And The Heart

Ocean Alley

Winston Surfshirt

The Staves

Alex Lahey



Ziggy Ramo

Sydney City Limits 2018

Saturday, 24th February

Centennial Parklands, Sydney

Tickets: Official Website

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