Justice, Phoenix, Grace Jones and more announced for first Sydney City Limits Festival

Justice, Phoenix, Grace Jones and more announced for first Sydney City Limits Festival

Where dem sideshows at?

Header image by Roger Ho via Facebook.

So it turns out Phoenix weren't just foolin' a couple of weeks back when they teased a trip down under, with news today that the first ever Sydney City Limits Festival will be arriving next year - February 24th to be exact. Based on the already well etablished Austin City Limits Festival in the US, Splendour In The Grass & Falls Festival (i.e. Secret Sounds) are bringing some big time internationals down to Australia on Saturday 24 February at Sydney's Centennial Park. There'll be 30 acts over 4 stages at a festival that will cater to young and old blah blah blah so yeah who's playing?

JUSTICE

BECK

VANCE JOY

PHOENIX

TASH SULTANA

GRACE JONES

GANG OF YOUTHS

DUNE RATS

THE LIBERTINES

THE AVALANCHES

ALLDAY

OH WONDER

CAR SEAT HEADREST

BAD//DREEMS

THE HEAD AND THE HEART

OCEAN ALLEY

WINSTON SURFSHIRT

THE STAVES

ALEX LAHEY

SIGRID

THUNDERCAT

ZIGGY RAMO

+ more TBA

There's plenty of notable mentions - it's nice to see a bunch of international acts on a lineup that Australia hasn't seen for some time (Justice, Phoenix, The bloody Libertines), and the Aussie contingent is about what we'd expect.

Given our recent foray into the world of inclusive/diverse music festival lineups, it'd be remiss of us not to at least look at that side of things. And after the initial excitement of FUCKING JUSTICE, you'll notice that 7/24 of the artists announced have at least one female member (~30%), while six are POC. Combined there are 10 acts featuring or comprised of women/POC, so around 42%. All things considered, compared with many of the festivals mentioned in that article, it ain't bad, and with more acts to come we might even see it improve.

Until that second announcement, you can get more info/tickets for the festival by clicking the poster below. Or if you're like us and not in Sydney, start crossing fingers and toes for some sideshow action (Grace Jones has already announced one in Melbourne).

sydney city limits festival poster

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