On Wednesday, Austin-based C3 presents, which now operates in partnership with music promotion conglomerate Live Nation, announced plans for a new festival in New Zealand called Auckland City Limits. A press release from C3 Presents describes the festival as "inspired by and aligned with the world-class Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, Texas." It will be promoted in coordination with New Zealand-based CRS Presents.

The festival will be one day, March 19, 2016, at Western Springs Stadium, the surrounding fields and lakeside park in the coastal city. Organizers plan to showcase 40 artists from diverse genres. They also plan to incorporate a food court, artist market and kid’s area similar to the ones at ACL Fest, which happens again for two weekends in Zilker Park starting next week (Oct. 2-4 and 9-11). The lineup will be announced in early October and Team Austin360 will be very disappointed if they don’t book Lorde and at least one Hobbit.

More information is available at www.aucklandcitylimitsfestival.com.