UPDATED: Lil Wayne, Phoenix Added to ACL Fest Lineup
French quartet and rapper to take sting off Childish Gambino departure
By Kimberley Jones,
12:52PM, Thu. Sep. 27, 2018
Updated Thursday, Sept. 27, 3:35pm: New Orleans rapper Lil Wayne has been announced for weekend two of the ACL Festival. He joins Phoenix (see previous update below) as a last minute addition following Childish Gambino's cancellation.
The man behind Tha Carter series of albums (fingers crossed we see that fifth installment soon) has been slotted into the Saturday evening schedule with a 7pm set at the HomeAway stage.
Updated Thursday, Sept. 27, 12:46pm: French indie pop quartet Phoenix have been added to Weekend One's lineup. The three-time ACL Festival veterans have been slotted into the Sunday evening slate with a 6pm set at the Honda Stage.
Original post, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 8:05pm: ACL Festival organizers announced Wednesday that headliner Childish Gambino has been dropped from this year’s lineup due to injury.
The news was the natural progression from this week’s news that Childish Gambino – the stage name of actor/producer Donald Glover – postponed his This Is America tour following an injury to his foot at a performance in Dallas last Sunday.
Today’s press release from ACL announced the headliner shuffle:
“Justice will headline on both Saturdays (Oct. 6 and 13) alongside Metallica, and Travis Scott will headline both Sundays (Oct. 7 and 14) alongside Arctic Monkeys. …
“Fans with a Weekend Two Saturday 1-Day Ticket may exchange at no charge for a Weekend Two Sunday 1-Day Ticket by contacting Front Gate Tickets. Exchanges must be requested by Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 11:59pm.”
The ACL Fest website has already updated its poster and performance schedule to reflect the news.
For more on this year’s ACL Festival lineup, see austinchronicle.com/acl.