Austin City Limits lays down its day-to-day schedule, giving fans the date, time and stage for Radiohead, Kendrick Lamar, Mumford & Sons and others … Flight Of The Conchords and “Weird Al” Yankovic top Tenacious D’s Festival Supreme lineup … Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen talks about his “Upstream” fest.
Open Air St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
July 2, 2016
Austin City Limits Music Festival has made its daily schedules public for the world to see. Happening at Zilker Park Sept. 30-Oct. 2 and Oct. 7-9, ACL will spread its talent among stages sporting names like “Samsung,” “HomeAway,” “Honda,” and Miller Lite.”
But no matter the stage moniker, you’re sure to find plenty to like at this year’s ACL. Along with Radiohead, Kendrick Lamar and Mumford & Sons, the almost endless lineup includes LCD Soundsystem, Major Lazer, Kygo, Willie Nelson, The Chainsmokers, Flume, Chris Stapleton, M83, Haim, Cage The Elephant, Band Of Horses, Two Door Cinema Club and LL Cool J feat. DJ Z-Trip.
General admission tickets for Sunday, Sept. 30; Friday, Oct. 7; and Sunday, Oct. 9 are still available. Check out the complete schedule via this link.
Tenacious D’s Jack Black and Kyle Gass are ready to rock Southern California. The pair’s fourth annual Festival Supreme, this year subtitled “The Final Frontier,” boasts a lineup that includes Flight Of The Conchords, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Patton Oswalt, Mac DeMarco, Sarah Silverman, Will Forte, Fred Armisen, Maya Rudolph and more.
Tickets go on sale Aug. 12 at 10 a.m. PDT. Click here for more information.
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Because the world can never have too many music festivals, Microsoft co-founder / guitar enthusiast Paul Allen is bankrolling a new three-day event planned for Seattle.
“Upstream” will take place in May 2017 in Seattle’s Pioneer square neighborhood and the surrounding area, according to the Seattle Times, and will be modeled after South By Southwest in Austin and Treefort Music Fest in Boise.
The plan calls for approximately 200 acts appearing in 25-plus venues throughout Pioneer Square along “with music professionals, technologists and creatives to talk about how to succeed in the industry,” reports the Times. Like SXSW, Upstream will feature keynote speakers, discussions, workshops and other interactive opportunities.
“What I really want to do w it h this festival is support up-and-coming acts. The blues groups of the future to the experimental jazz acts, like Snarky Puppy was a few years ago,” Allen told the paper while onboard his yacht anchored in Rio de Janeiro for the Summer Olympics. “And electronic music is becoming a much larger component.”