The line-up and venue is officially sorted for Auckland City Limits 2018 and we. Are. Here. For. It.
Because you’re probably all caught up with where to buy tickets and when to buy them (which is ASAP!), I’ve taken the liberty of compiling your official ACL playlist to get you jazzed for what is sure to be a fantastic gig.
Personally, I am most excited to experience the veracious power of the legendary Grace Jones in person, who has redefined fashion and music and female empowerment. I gasped in the middle of a lecture when I heard that Thundercat would be gracing Auckland with his inimitable presence and unique R&B jams. Also on my musical bucket list is Phoenix, a band that will forever remain preserved to me in their Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix era; The Head and the Heart, a band rife with gentle and soul-warming ballads that are sure to be magnificent when performed live; George Ezra with his soothing vocals and spritely stage presence; Car Seat Headrest, the indie rock band which will provide a dash of off-kilter beats for those of us who need that throwback. Of course, we also have some Kiwi legends to look forward to, such as the incredible Aaradhna, Katchafire and rising local heroes, SWIDT.
Anyway, enough talking. Time to get grooving. Here’s a playlist that will hopefully get you as excited as me for what is sure to be a killer day/night: