The Austin City Limits (ACL) Music Festival in Texas announces the lineup of this year’s 16th edition. The heavy metal legends Metallica, Paul McCartney, Childish Gambino, Arctic Monkeys, Travis Scott, Odesza and The National are set to headline the event. The ACL Music Festival takes place during two consecutive weekends from 5-7 and 12-14 October.

Other acts that were confirmed include Hozier, Justice, JungleSt. Vincent, Father John Misty, Khalid and many more. In addition to those artists, David Byrne, Greta Van Fleet and Deftones will also be performing, but only during the first weekend.

Arctic Monkeys, Odesza, Khalid, St. Vincent, The National are also part of Osheaga in Montreal, whereas Childish Gambino will also be performing at Lovebox in London this summer.

You can see the full poster of the impressive lineup below:


Metallica are an American thrash metal band formed in 1981. Metallica are considered to be one of the ‘big four’ of thrash metal, together with Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer. Since the band released debut album Kill ‘Em All, they have sold over 125 million records worldwide. Their third album Master of Puppets came out in 1986 and is considered one of the heaviest and most influental albums of this music genre. Following the death of their bassist Cliff Burton in 1986, the band achieved huge commercial success with their eponymous black album in 1991. With very powerful live performances, Metallica are one of the greatest live and most commercially successful bands of all time. The band has won nine Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009. In 2016, Metallica released their latest album Hardwired…to Self Destruct and are currently touring around the world.

Austin City Limits Music Festival 2018

Austin City Limits Music Festival is an annual music festival that takes place in Texas. The festival was organized for the first time in 2002. The legendary Austin City Limits (ACL) music series contributed to the success of the first festival. After 2012, the festival takes place for two consecutive weekends in the beginning of October. Over the years, artists of different music genres have performed and over 450,000 people attend the events every year.

  • Location: Zilker Park, Austin, Texas, USA.
  • Date: 5-7 and 12-14 October 2018.
  • Tickets: three days for $255 + fees, day tickets will follow.
  • For more information, visit the official website.