We need to talk about the Sydney City Limits lineup

Gang of Youths, Vance Joy, Beck, Justice, The Libertines, Tash Sultana and heaps more play the inaugural Sydney City Limits.

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We know we keep on saying it, but we cannot get over just how good the lineup for Sydney City Limits actually is.

It’s got a lot to do with the inaugural lineup, with so many amazing acts descending on the Centennial Parklands, Sydney this coming weekend (Saturday 24 February).

Aussie talent is absolutely celebrated at Sydney City Limits. Not only are Hottest 100 superstars Gang of Youths leading the pack, we also have blues star Tash Sultana, electronica legends The Avalanches and chart-topper Vance Joy to get crazy excited about.

Not to mention grungy larrikins Dune Rats, Sydney’s very own L D R U, Aussie rapper Allday and alt rockers Bad\\Dreems (who are also mates with Sydney’s Pist Idiots). We can’t get away without mentioning psychedelic rock act Ocean Alley, or soul act Winston Surfshirt and politically-charged rapper Ziggy Ramo.

To top off the Aussie talent list, we’ve got incredible singer-songwriter Alex Lahey, multi-talented Mallrat, and indie newcomer Stella Donnelly.

Not leaving it all to the newbies, the lineup boasts plenty of longtime favourites too. If the teenager in you didn’t scream with angst-fuelled excitement when indie heroes The Libertines reunited a few years ago, then where were you in the early 2000s? Since they reformed a few years back, we found their live sets and music stand the test of time.

Electronic duo Justice have also stood the test of time. Taking time between each album release proves they take the time to do things properly, and their sets are definitely a reflection of that.

80s icon, Grace Jones, will also be in attendance, with hits that just won’t quit. With Jones’ more recent stuff blowing us away, we just cannot wait for this one.

We haven’t even mentioned Beck, yet. 13 albums later, this Californian legend needs no introduction.

It’s fair to say the lineup is jam-packed with unreal talent. Other top picks from the one-day festival include Future and Young Thug, The Staves, ThunderCat and indie favourites like Pheonix, Car Seat Headrest, The Head and The HeartOh Wonder and Sigrid.

If this lot don’t get your heart racing, you should check out the food lineup.

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