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Live Nation launches new Oz fest Sydney City Limits

Live Nation has announced the launch of Sydney City Limits Music Festival, a new one-day event taking place in Australia’s most populous city next February.

Headlined by Justice, Beck, Vance Joy and Phoenix, the festival will take over Sydney’s Centennial Park on 24 February and also feature performances by Grace Jones, the Libertines, Tash Sultana, the Avalanches, Gang of Youths, Alex Lahey and Dune Rats. It is promoted by Splendour/Falls Festival promoter Secret Sounds, which Live Nation acquired last December, in partnership with C3 Presents and LN itself.

Returning for a second year, meanwhile, is Auckland City Limits Music Festival, which debuted in New Zealand’s biggest city last March.

“One of the easiest, smoothest, most well-run music festivals Auckland has ever had”

Beck, Justice, Phoenix, Grace Jones, Tash Sultana, the Libertines and the Avalanches will also play Auckland City Limits 2018 (3 March), with George Ezra and Peking Duk among the acts exclusive to Auckland and Vance Joy exclusive to Sydney.

Auckland City Limits is organised by Auckland promoter CRS Presents, also in partnership with C3 Presents and Live Nation. The inaugural event was a critical success, with a review by The New Zealand Herald reading: “Hats off to the organisers of the inaugural Auckland City Limits. It was one of the easiest, smoothest, most well-run music festivals Auckland has ever had.”

Both events are inspired by C3’s Austin City Limits festival in Austin, Texas. Tickets forfestivals go on sale on 1 November, from www.sydneycitylimits.com and www.aucklandcitylimits.com, respectively.


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