The Avalanches, Grace Jones and Justice headline new music festival

The Avalanches, Grace Jones and Justice headline new music festival


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The gang behind Splendour in the Grass have delivered yet another knock out summer musical festival

Laneway, Lost Paradise, Harbour Life, Listen Out, Return to Rio, Field Day, Subsonic, Fairgrounds Festival... New South Wales has its fair whack of music festivals. It makes sense when you consider that 32% of Australia's young people reside in our fair state.

Now, those hungry revellers will have even more ear candy to choose from with the announcement of yet another music festival. Following in the footsteps of Austin City Limits, the legendary US festival is getting an Aussie spin-off with confirmation of the inaugural Sydney City Limits to take place next year.

Brought Down Under by the team behind Splendour In The Grass and Falls Festival, Sydney City Limits has announced a bill stacked with massive names for its first event, with the likes of Justice, Beck, Vance Joy, Phoenix, Tash Sultana, Grace Jones and Gang Of Youths all set to perform on Saturday 24 February at Sydney's Centennial Park.

A string of Aussie favourites have also been named on the 2018 bill today including The Avalanches, Allday, Alex Lahey and Dune Rats.

"As a Sydney sider I'm super excited to bring this new event to town," Secret Sounds Group's Jessica Ducrou said.

"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."

With an A+ music line-up covered, Sydney City Limits will also some seriously good food on offer, curated by the beasts behind Mary's Newtown and The Unicorn in Paddington.

See the full line-up below.



Vance Joy


Tash Sultana

Grace Jones

Gang Of Youths

Dune Rats

The Libertines

The Avalanches


Oh Wonder

Car Seat Headrest


The Head & The Heart

Ocean Alley

Winston Surfshirt

The Staves

Alex Lahey



Ziggy Ramo and more to be announced.

General public tickets for Sydney City Limits go on sale from 9am on 1 November, which includes VIP packages offering your very own private bar, express entry to the festival, mini spa treatments and other awesome perks.  

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