Austin City Limits Festival

Austin City Limits Festival (aka ACL) was named after the legendary PBS concert series and the Festival is produced by Austin-based C3 Presents, who also produce Lollapalooza.

Although the television series the event is named after focused manly on Texan country and folk artists, this festival aims to cover all genres whilst incorporating a country and folk feel.

Rumours

Rumours have yet to be circulated however the festival have revealed that in 2013, the event will take place over two weekends.

Lineup

2013 to be announced. .

Stages and other entertainment

The live music takes place across three stages, with the Google+ stage being the biggest.

When your ears need a break from all the great music, there are plenty of other activities/events going on around the festival. Activities/events include:

  • The Honda Zone
  • The Google+ Lounge
  • Hope Farmer's Market
  • Rock island Hideaway

Tickets

If you are signed up the ACL Mailing List, you should have received and email today (23rd October) stating the following:

"This is your FIRST opportunity to secure passes to either Weekend One or Weekend Two of ACL Festival 2013! Because you are a member of our E-mail List, you have first dibs on $200 Early Bird 3-Day Passes, VIP 3-Day Passes and Travel Packages going on-sale Tuesday, October 30th.

To be part of the 2013 Early Bird E-list Pre-Sale, you must first verify your email address by 11:59PM (CT) on October 26, 2012. Even if your info hasn't changed, it'll just take one quick click below to make sure you're locked in. Remember, this Pre-Sale is only for you and those registered on the E-list, so do not forward this email as it will make you ineligible for the on-sale."

VIP

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Children

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Disability Access

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Weather

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Location

Austin City Limits is held at Zilker Park, Austin, Texas.

Local Information

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Travel

As the festival is in the centre of Austin, the best means of transport getting to and from the festival is by using Austin's public transport system or by bicycle.

There is parking around the city if you do drive to the festival but there is no authorised parking at the festival site.

ACL Festival does run free shuttles to and from the festival between 10am and 11pm - Board at Republic Square at the corner of 4th & Guadalupe streets.

Austin International Airport is a short distance from the centre with regular scheduled and chattered flights.

Accommodation

here is no camping at ACL, however the festival does offer a selection of accommodation packages, where you can pay for a festival ticket and a hotel together.

To begin with you must pay 40% as a deposit, an additional 30% by April 3rd, and the remaining amount by September 14th 2012.

DOWNTOWN HILTON TRAVEL PACKAGE

$824.50 PP - $1,699.50 PP

  • Two (2) 3-Day GA or VIP Tickets to the 2012 ACL Music Festival
  • Three (3) Nights at the Downtown Hilton (Check In: 10/12, Check Out: 10/15)
  • Two (2) ACL 2012 T-Shirts
  • Two (2) ACL 2012 Posters

OMNI AUSTIN HOTEL DOWNTOWN TRAVEL PACKAGE

$774.50 PP - $1,679.50

  • Two (2) 3-Day GA or VIP Tickets to the 2012 ACL Music Festival
  • Three (3) Nights at the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown (Check In: 10/12, Check Out: 10/15)
  • Two (2) ACL 2012 T-Shirts
  • Two (2) ACL 2012 Posters

MARRIOTT COURTYARD AUSTIN DOWNTOWN PACKAGE

$744.50 - $1,639.50

  • Two (2) 3-Day GA or VIP Tickets to the 2012 ACL Music Festival
  • Three (3) Nights at the Marriott Courtyard Austin Downtown (Check In: 10/12, Check Out: 10/15)
  • Two (2) ACL 2012 T-Shirts
  • Two (2) ACL 2012 Posters

However if you wish to buy the ticket alone and sort out your own local accommodation, you are welcome to do so.

What to wear

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Camping

This is a no camping event

Site Information

There is a merchandise shopping centre on site and a group of first aid medics on hand.

Food and drink

There are numerous food stalls all around the festival site with a variety of cuisines on offer.

Perform at the festival

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Volunteer or work

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Drugs and security

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Stream online

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Mobile Apps

Want the ACL experience in the palm of your hand? Download the Official 2012 ACL Festival Mobile App for your iPhone or Android TODAY!

Your virtual guide to the weekend, the app lets you create a custom schedule, share with your friends, learn more about your favorite artists, showcase your Instagram photos, interact with the Official Map, stream select tracks and much more!

Trivia

The 2011 festival saw Austin City Limits celebrate its 10th birthday.

On the Friday of the 2007 event, a propane tank was ignited and a fire broke out in the service area, burning down two trailers and several port-o-potties. Four people who were working at the festival were injured, two of them seriously. A second fire broke out on the speaker stack at the AT&T stage during Björk's set, but it was quickly extinguished and no injuries were reported.

Past lineups

2012 Headliners include Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, The Black Keys and many many more. Click here to check out the full line-up as announced.

The 2011 programme featured Stevie Wonder, Arcade Fire, Coldplay, Kanye West, My Morning Jacket, Fleet Foxes Nas & Damian "Jr Gong" Marley, Cee Lo Green, Skrillex, Big Boi, Death From Above 1979, Cold War Kids, Fool's Gold, and Chiddy Bang.

For details on past line-up highlights, click here.