ACL Fest 2017 drops lineup. Jay-Z, RHCP, Chance the Rapper, The Killers, Gorillaz, The XX, Martin Garrix are headliners



UPDATE!!: late in the day on Thursday, May 4th, Jay-Z was added as festival headliner.

Austin City Limits Music Festival has announced its massive lineup for two weekends of festivities. The event will deliver more than 140 bands across eight stages at Zilker Park, October 6-8 and October 13-15.

Headliners are Jay-Z, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chance the Rapper, The Killers, Gorillaz, Martin Garrix, and The XX.

Other large font artists are Ice Cube, Ryan Adams and Solange, The Head and The Heart, Run the Jewels, Foster the People, Spoon, Vance Joy, Zhu, Glass Animals (wk2), Tove Lo, Milky Chance, Portugal. The Man, Bonobo, Cut Copy (wk1), Crystal Castles, A$AP Ferg, First Aid Kit, RÜFÜS DU SOL, Russ, D.R.A.M., Skepta, Louis the Child.

From further down the list, we're excited about Royal Blood (wk 1), Alison Wonderland (wk 1), The Black Angels, Angel Olsen, Danny Brown, Eagles of Death Metal (wk 2), Car Seat Headrest, Benjamin Booker, Whitney, Thundercat (wk 1), The Lemon Twigs, Day Wave (wk 2), Middle Kids, Valerie June, Deap Vally, and La Femme.

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JMBLYA Announces Full Performance Schedule For Two-City Texas Tour


JMBLYA is proud to unveil the full performance schedule for the fifth annual event, which is slated to return May 5 and 6 in Dallas and Austin, respectively. Single-day GA tickets for both the Dallas and Austin events are on sale now at starting at $99, although all VIP packages for each location are now fully sold out.

JMBLYA will once again offer attendees of all ages a stacked lineup of highly curated music performers, blending together some of today’s biggest national acts with exciting up-and-comers. Chance The Rapper will end both nights with a medley of his greatest hits, including several from the recent Coloring Book, which won the 2017 Grammy Award for Best Rap Album. Immediately preceding Chance’s performance will be a captivating set by the “Trap God” himself, Gucci Mane, whose high-energy music and larger-than-life personality are sure to prepare both cities for Chance’s empowering, yet harmonious performance to bring each night to a unifying close.

Chance The Rapper and Gucci Mane’s performances will be supported by sets both days from acclaimed DJ/producer and founder of Dim Mak Records Steve Aoki; Migos, who are still riding high off their smash hit "Bad and Boujee;" one of today’s most exciting breakout hip-hop artists, Lil Uzi Vert; 6LACK, who was named last November to Rolling Stone’s monthly list of “10 New Artists You Need to Know”; and beloved Memphis-based rapper Young Dolph. Additional artists include DFW’s own Snow Tha Product, Atlanta-based hip-hop artist YFN Lucci, and the multi-talented rapper/singer/songwriter/producer Pell. The full music performance schedule can be found below and at


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Inaugural Fortress Festival in Ft. Worth to feature Run The Jewels, Purity Ring, Flying Lotus, Wolf Parade, Slowdive & more

Run The Jewels by Randy Cremean

words and photo by Randy Cremean

I grew up in a Fort Worth almost devoid of "culture". Sure, we had Bass Hall and a few really good art museums, but downtown was abandoned at night and you had to drive to Dallas to see touring musicians who weren't wearing cowboy boots. A lot has changed over the years. Fort Worth now has a revamped downtown with Sundance Square and a vibrant Cultural District, with the glorious Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth as its beating heart. The rebranding of Cowtown continues in 2017 with the inaugural Fortress Festival, set to take place April 29-30.

Fortress Festival is a partnership between Fortress Presents and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Margin Walker, the team formerly behind Austin’s celebrated Fun Fun Fun Fest and now the eagerly anticipated Sound on Sound Festival, will take the lead in artist booking.

In addition to music, festival programming will take advantage of the diversity of venues available to create a cultural experience that will include multiple creative disciplines. Fortress Festival will provide North Texas with a festival comparable to any other major U.S. metropolitan area while pushing the festival experience into new frontiers.

Held in Fort Worth's Cultural District, Fortress Festival will feature two stages: one on the grounds of the Will Rogers Memorial Center and the other on the reflecting pond at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

Saturday's headliner is chart-topping rap duo, Run The Jewels. On Sunday, you can dance into the night with headliner Purity Ring. Other performers include Flying Lotus, SURVIVE, Wolf Parade, Slowdive, Peter Hook & the Light, Alvvays, Houndmouth, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Whitney, and Golden Dawn Arkestra.

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Gorillaz share new video and track list for upcoming LP, 'Humanz'.

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Gorillaz are back. The world’s most successful virtual band will make their highly anticipated return with a new studio album titled Humanz, to be released by Warner Bros. on April 28th, 2017.

Produced by Gorillaz, The Twilight Tone of D /\ P and Remi Kabaka and recorded in London, Paris, New York, Chicago and Jamaica, Humanz comes seven years on from the release of albums The Fall and Plastic Beach. Murdoc Niccals (bass), Noodle (guitar), Russel Hobbs (drums) and 2D (vocals) are - as always - joined by a stellar line up of featured artists which includes Jehnny Beth (Savages), Danny Brown, Benjamin Clementine, De La Soul, D.R.A.M., Peven Everett, Anthony Hamilton, Grace Jones, Zebra Katz, Kelela, Mavis Staples, Vince Staples, Popcaan, Pusha T, Jamie Principle and Kali Uchis among others (see below).

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