METALLICA, DEFTONES To Perform At This Year's 'Austin City Limits Music Festival'

May 1, 2018

The 17th annual Austin City Limits Music Festival will deliver one of the most exceptional lineups of this year's festival season with headliners Paul McCartney, METALLICA, CHILDISH GAMBINO, ARCTIC MONKEYS, Travis Scott and ODESZA. The history-making bill includes first time ACL Fest performances and only North American festival appearances by both Paul McCartney and METALLICA, a triumphant return by Grammy-, Golden Globe- and Emmy Award-winning CHILDISH GAMBINO, a highly anticipated performance from ARCTIC MONKEYS, and debut sets from Texas native Travis Scott and electronic superstars ODESZA. THE NATIONAL, KHALID, HOZIER, David Byrne, CHVRCHES, DEFTONES, JUSTICE, St. Vincent, Sylvan Esso, Father John Misty, Brandi Carlile, ILLENIUM, Janelle MonĂ¡e and many more will take the stage throughout ACL Fest's colossal two consecutive weekends. ACL Fest 2018 will deliver more than 125 bands across eight stages at Zilker Park, October 5-7 and October 12-14.

Austin City Limits Music Festival has been honored to call Zilker Park home for the past 17 years. In a continued commitment to enrich our community, a portion of proceeds from ACL Festival go directly towards improving Austin's parks. Since 2006, ACL Festival, in partnership with the Austin Parks Foundation, has donated more than $30 million towards improvements to Zilker Park and parks across the city.

3-Day General Admission Tickets for both weekends are on sale now at 3-Day VIP and Platinum Tickets and Hotel Packages are also available. VIP ticketholders will enjoy a brand new shaded viewing deck with exceptional sightlines of the main stage, as well as the new VIP-Platinum bar located at Rock Island, the perfect place to grab a complimentary cold beer or glass of wine while roaming the festival grounds. Music fans ages 10 and under will be admitted free of charge accompanied by a ticketed adult. 1-Day General Admission Tickets, 1-Day VIP Tickets and 1-Day Platinum Tickets will be available later in the year.

Fans worldwide who can't make it to Zilker Park can watch The Official 2018 Austin City Limits Music Festival Live Broadcast on Red Bull TV, which is distributed digitally for free on the web at, connected TVs, smartphones and tablets as well as

Fans can sign up for the e-list to be the first to get new information at, download the ACL Fest Mobile App, and follow social media to stay in the loop for all festival announcements.

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