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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