Auckland City Limits First Line-Up Announced

Publish Date
Wednesday, 4 November 2015, 3:34AM

The first line-up announcement for the inaugural Auckland City Limits Music Festival has been released with an exciting and diverse roster headlined by Kendrick Lamar and The National!

Ten international acts plus six locals appear in the first announcement from the forty acts to appear at the one-day festival on Saturday, 19 March 2016.

Hip-hop superstar Kendrick Lamar causes the most excitement with his well-timed and hugely anticipated return to New Zealand. Lamar has cemented his place as an important voice in contemporary music with his 2015 album To Pimp A Butterfly The album broke Spotify’s global first day streaming record and has received rave reviews. Lamar’s feature on Taylor Swift’s number one “Bad Blood” saw him infiltrate the pop charts for the first time but it is the personally and politically charged sound of To Pimp A Butterfly that has been hailed by the likes of Spin as the “great American Hip-Hop Album.”

See the first line-up below:
Kendrick Lamar
The National
Action Bronson
The Naked & Famous
Sturgill Simpson
Cold War Kids
Grace Potter
Lord Huron
The Phoenix Foundation
St. Paul & the Broken Bones
Houndmouth
Che Fu & the Kratez
Tami Neilson
Shakey Graves
MAALA
Kinetic

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