ACL For Auckland In 2016


Having just finished its 2015 event, Austin City Limits has announced Auckland City Limits for March 2016. The festival will take place at the Western Springs Stadium and Park on Saturday March 19 between 11.00am and 11.00pm. It also replaces the Big Day Out which has yet to announce a return to Australia or New Zealand.

According to Austin City Limits there will be 40 artists – including internationals and locals – across 4 stages with food courts throughout the festival and an Auckland Eats section situated in the festival village which will will offer food, drinks and snacks from favourite Auckland restaurants.

The festival will also feature art, fashion, crafts items, and merchandise from the Auckland creative community.

“We want to produce a live music and festival experience that is memorable and spectacular, that expands the format into what we know people want from a music festival nowadays and that is created and curated solely and specifically for Auckland,” said promoter Campbell Smith, who previously promoted the Big Day Out.

“Inspired by and aligned with the world-class Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, Texas, Auckland City Limits Music Festival will fuse the best elements of Austin’s premier festival with a New Zealand flavor and spirit to create an event that will celebrate the spirit and heritage of Auckland for years to come.”

The festival is being presented by the Auckland promoter in partnership with C3 Presents and Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV)



Brian Wise

Brian Wise was the Editor of Addicted To Noise‘s Australian site from 1997 – 2002. The site won two ONYA Awards as Best Online Music Magazine in 1999 & 2000. He has also been Editor since its reincarnation in 2013. He also presents the weekly music interview program Off The Record on 102.7 Triple R-FM ( in Melbourne. It is networked to 45+ stations across Australia on the Community Radio Network and is a four-time winner of the Best Music Program Award from the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. In 2012, it was nominated as a finalist in the Excellence in Music Programming category. Brian was also the Founding Editor & Publisher of Rhythms Magazine and is now its Senior Contributing Editor.

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