Auckland City Limits Announce Their Inaugural Line-Up

3 November 2015 | 9:53 am | Staff Writer

Headed up by Kendrick and The National

Last we heard, C3 Presents, Live Nation and CRS had announced a desire to launch a new festival in Auckland, New Zealand, inspired by the famous Austin City Limits and an emphasis on good cuisine, fashion, a kids area, pop-up bars and shops. Today, Auckland City Limits have announced their inaugural 2016 line-up.

Headed up by Bluesfest headliners Kendrick Lamar and The National, the one-day festival held on Saturday, 19 March at Western Springs also features rapper Action Bronson, Kiwi indie pop upstarts The Naked & Famous, Cold War Kids and many more.

Promoters are due to announce even more acts for the festival next month, bringing the total up to 40 as notes, as well as details about art installations, Auckland Eats and Auckland Kiddie Limits.

Check out the first line-up below.

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auckland city limits 2016

Kendrick Lamar
The National
Action Bronson
The Naked & Famous
Sturgill Simpson
Cold War Kids
Grace Potter
Lord Huron
The Phoenix Foundation
St. Paul & The Broken Bones
Che Fu & The Kratez
Tami Neilson
Shakey Graves