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The two-weekend festival’s 3-day passes have been selling rapidly; weekend one (Sep. 30-Oct 2) set a sales record for the festival by selling out in one day. Luckily, I grabbed weekend one tickets before they were gone.

Here’s the breakdown of the acts I want to see the most, schedule (announced later in the summer) permitting:

Die Antwoord: I’ve been following the South African rap duo for several years, so I’m ecstatic about the opportunity to see their eclectic songs performed live. Dream set list: “Baby’s On Fire,” “I Fink U Freeky” and “Ugly Boy.

Melanie Martinez: The up-and-coming pop artist will bring her strange punk/baby persona to ACL. That means flashy stage decorations plus powerful vocals from “The Voice” alum equals a packed event, especially as she continues to climb the charts. Dream set list: “Soap,” “Sippy Cup,” “Carousel” and “Pity Party.”

Miike Snow: I jammed out to the Swedish indie pop band’s newest release, “iii,” for weeks on Spotify. Now, I’ll get to enjoy addictive music in person. Dream set list: “Heart is Full,” “My Trigger” and “Genghis Khan.”


Kendrick Lamar with “Swimming Pools (Drank),” “m.A.A.d city” and “i”

Radiohead with “Daydreaming” and “House of Cards”

Mumford & Sons with “Little Lion Man,” “The Cave” and “I Will Wait”

Major Lazer with “Lean On,” “Powerful” and “Light It Up”

Flume with “Sleepless” and “Never Be Like You”

The Chainsmokers with “Roses,” “Don’t Let Me Down,” “Kanye” and “#SELFIE”

Kacey Musgraves with “Merry Go ‘Round”

Blue October with “Into the Ocean” and “Hate Me”