The organisers of Austin City Limits have revealed a number of last-minute changes to the Texas-based festival’s line-up. Taking place in October at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas, the original line-up was released back in May.
Stevie Nicks and DaBaby have been replaced with Tyler, The Creator and Duran Duran for both weekends. In a tweet, Austin City limits revealed the line-up alterations, writing:
“LINEUP UPDATE: @tylerthecreator has been added to this year’s festival, performing Sunday night of both weekends. Set times coming soon!”
“LINEUP UPDATE: Duran Duran has been added to this year’s festival, performing Sunday night of both weekends.”
The news comes after Stevie Nicks announced that she would be cancelling all of her 2021 tour dates due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus. The Fleetwood Mac singer said expressed her disappointment, acknowledging that these are “challenging times” and that “challenging decisions” have to be made.
In a statement Nicks said: “I want everyone to be safe and healthy and the rising COVID cases [in the US] should be of concern to all of us,” Nicks wrote, adding that she is “still being extremely cautious” despite being fully vaccinated against the virus.
Meanwhile, DaBaby has been removed from Austin City limits, as well as the lineup of several other festivals, because of the homophobic remarks he made back in July during an appearance at Rolling Loud Miami. Since making the comments, the rapper has received a backlash from fans and past collaborators, including Dua Lipa, who said she was “surprised and horrified” to hear of the comments, adding, “I really don’t recognise this as the person I worked with.”
Austin City Limits is set to run from 1-3 and 8-10 October this year and will feature performances from acts such as Miley Cyrus, Billie Eilish, Rüfüs Du Sol, Megan Thee Stallion, Doja Cat, Machine Gun Kelly, Modest Mouse and Phoebe Bridgers.