File under: frothing.
With little fanfare or buildup, the first Sydney City Limits Festival was announced yesterday – with a mind bending line up to accompany it. Coming from the organisers of the legendary annual Austin City Limits Festival in Texas, in collaboration with the organisers of Splendour In The Grass and Falls Festival, the one day event will take over the Centennial Parklands in Sydney this summer.
For a brand new festival, the line-up that this super group of festival organisers have managed to assemble is nothing short of phenomenal – here at Speaker TV HQ, 3 of our staff audibly squealed when we looked at it. The seminal British rockers and poets The Libertines, who have had a tumultuous on-again-off-again relationship with one another, will be on the bill. As will Beck, the folk-rap superstar behind 90’s classics like ‘Loser’, who has just released a well-received new record, Colors. The one and only Grace Jones, a legend of music history, will be performing as well, in addition to acts like Justice, Pheonix, and The Avalanches. The festival is all-ages, and will include a selection of food from Sydney’s best restaurants and chefs serving up signature dishes. Not content with just being about music, Sydney City Limits will also feature an open-air gallery space, where painting, photography, performance, video and street art will combine to ignite the senses.
Check out the full line-up below, but make sure you don’t have any liquid in your mouth before you read it, because you’re likely to spit it all over your screen out of pure amazement at the acts that this festival has managed to assemble.
Performing at the inaugural Sydney City Limits will be:
Gang of Youths
Car Seat Headrest
The Head and the Heart
…plus even more to be announced!
Tickets will go on sale at 9am on Wednesday the 1st of November, with tickets priced at $179. Check out some more info here.