It's the festival that's been a year in the making, and boy, was it worth the wait.
Following a year-long hiatus, promoters have announced this morning Auckland City Limits is set to take over Western Springs Stadium on Saturday 3rd March, 2018!
Piquing our attention with their first announce line-up, gig-goers will be treated to performances by festival pedigree including musical icons Beck and Grace Jones, as well as house duo Justice, and synth-pop royalty, Phoenix.
Arriving to New Zealand's shores after more than 20 years, Beck is the ultimate musical chameleon. Dabbling in all genres since his debut albums dropped in the '90s, festival goers to ACL will be lucky enough to hear tracks from his newly minted 'Color's album.
Photography by Elliott Lee Hazel.
Jamaican-born Grace Jones grew from the 1970s New York disco scene, and rose to become one of the biggest acts of the '80s, largely due to her re-imagination of rock hits with a reggae twist. Having spent the majority of her 69 years in the limelight, Jones is showing no signs of slowing down.
Photography by Andrea Klarin.
Off the back of an epic festival tour including Coachella, Lollapalooza and Glastonbury, musical duo Justice bring with them next-level visual effects to their dance-rock set.
Following the launch of their sixth album, Phoenix are headlining ACL next year for good reason - their international tour boasted some of the most breathtaking visuals and optical illusions of the international festival set.
Photography by Shervin Lainez.
Check out the rest of the line-up, here:
The Head AND the Heart
Car Seat Headrest
Head Like A Hole
Drax Project and the return of the GOLDEN DAWN @ ACL with FABULOUS/ARABIA, DISASTERADIO, SCOTT MANION (TOKEY TONES), MAGIC FACTORY, THE BETHS, JON LEMMON, TOURETTES AKA DOMINIC HOEY, DJ TINA TURNTABLES, DJ LINDA T and MC PAUL AMOS & THE TALK SHOW AND TELL COMEDY GANG
But that's not all, a second announce of the line-up is still to come, as well as more details about Auckland Eats, local artworks, an artisanal food market (um, yes please!), child-friendly Auckland Kiddie Limits and more.
Earlybird tickets at $179.90 are on sale exclusively to Spark customers during a pre-sale commencing on 30th October, then to the general public via Ticketmaster at 9am on 1st November.