Editor’s note: This is Round 5 in our 2018 fest rumor round up report. This round of rumors comes from @ATXConcert. Keep up with who to follow on Twitter for fest news with our list of best users to follow. We’re also updating the party calendar daily as event information is released – want to sign-up to get on the list for every unofficial party? Sign-up today. The list of official artists keep growing daily, but this list is more about who hasn’t been announced yet, but might play at the fest. By looking at tour schedules and following artist rumors, @ATXConcert brings you the best guesses for fest additions.
FUTURE – We can definitely call Future a regular, he seems to pop up almost every year. We get it Future, we love it here too. The only thing on his schedule is an appearance in TEXAS at Claytons on March 13. He will likely show up 3/14-3/17.
LORDE – Her Melodrama World Tour is in Dallas on 3/18. She has nothing scheduled in Austin with a day off on 3/17. We give you the Green Light.
DRAM – Everyone knows DRAM is a huge fan of the festival, he has been here the past 2 years in a row. His tour schedule is completely open until he plays Inbloom Festival on 3/24.
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE – We’ve been big fans of Queens of the Stone for nearly 20 years. That’s not a reason they might show up in Austin, but it counts for something, right? Seriously though, they have a curious gap in their schedule from 3/11-3/17.
SKI MASK THE SLUMP GOD – New-ish, cartoon-ish, rapper out of Florida. He is currently playing the festival circuit with dates at Buku Festival on March 9-11 and Pot of Gold on March 16. He would probably show up 3/17, but also open from 3/12-3/15.
YOUNG THE GIANT – They are already going to be in Austin for the Rodeo, they play on March 15. The question is not if, its when.
DEFTONES – This just makes sense. They are in San Antonio on March 3 for Botanica Festival, why not stick around for the best festival ever. They got nothing else to do. Really, their schedule is wide open.
LITTLE DRAGON – March 9 is the only day that they could show up for the festival. Only thing is, they already have plans at Emo’s in Austin that night. That doesn’t completely count them out. They could totally play at some cool brands Day party.
THE DECEMBERISTS: Indie rockers from Portland (the other “keep weird” city) are slated to drop their new album “I’ll Be Your Girl” on March 16. That date is just way too perfect for them not to show up. It would be really bad marketing if they didn’t. Either way, their tour starts on March 22, with no stops in Texas. Nuff said.
THE MOWGLI’S – You can catch their tour in Austin on March 10, they play at the Parish. They have a day off on March 9 and could surprise us at an Interactive event.
RIFF RAFF – Houston rapper Riff Raff seems to pop up for almost every Texas festival, so we should never count him out. He doesn’t have any Austin stops on his current tour and might surprise us on March 16 or March 17.
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