Austin City Limits Festival - ACL Tickets
Austin City Limits Festival Tickets
Since its first occurrence in 2002, the Austin City Limits Festival has continued to grow and attract visitors from all over the globe. Named after the popular TV show that first aired in 1976, the ACL Festival initially focused on promoting local acts but eventually grew to host international artists from all genres. The festival has become so successful that other cities, including Auckland and Sydney, have developed similar events at their own venues. The Austin City Limits Festival started as a weekend event and expanded to its current six-day format in 2013, attracting big-name talent that plays music of all genres to sell-out crowds. Event attendees are also treated to fine arts exhibits by local artists in addition to witnessing performances by some of the finest musical talent in the world.
What's in a Name?
The Austin City Limits Festival enjoys a relationship of mutual inspiration. The music festival was preceded by the BBC music series of the same name. Austin City Limits is the longest running music series in history and has hosted musicians from all genres. Herbie Hancock, Khalid, Willie Nelson and Patty Griffin are just a few of the artists who have appeared on the show. The Austin City Limits television series, like the festival, initially focused on showcasing the music of local Texas bands. Over the years, the television show has expanded to include national artists from all genres and now closely resembles the ACL concert lineup. Hundreds of artists who have appeared on the TV show have also performed live at the ACL Festival. The list of names includes Drake, Keith Urban, R.E.M. and Ben Harper. The Austin City Limits Festival, both the music series and the TV show, continue to evolve as mirrors of each other, becoming more similar with the passage of time.
Where can I buy Austin City Limits Festival tickets?
The Austin City Limits Festival is one of the largest outdoor music events in the world, and tickets usually sell out far in advance of the event. You can make sure that your place is reserved by getting your ticket at StubHub today.
Who started the Austin City Limits Festival?
The Festival was founded in 2002 and drew its name and inspiration from the popular music series. It is produced by C3 Presents and is held in Austin's Zilker Park on two consecutive weekends every year.
What can I expect from the Austin City Limits Festival?
The concerts take place on eight stages where musicians play for attendees. The performances usually begin at 10 a.m. and last until 10 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Activities also include art exhibits, a children's area and plenty of food and drinks. Available food choices include vegan and vegetarian options offered by local restaurants.
Which bands have played at the Austin City Limits Festival in the past?
Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson, The Eagles, Pearl Jam, Muse, Kendrick Lamar, Kings of Leon, Paul McCartney, Van Morrison and Metallica are just a few of the artists who have taken the ACL stage over the years.
Who will be playing at the Austin City Limits Festival in 2019?
Will I be able to purchase a recording of the performances?
ACL performances are recorded extensively, and some of them become available on various streaming platforms. It is also possible to purchase DVDs of any bands that release live recordings of their sets.
When is Austin City Limits?
Austin City Limits generally takes place during the first two weekends of October. The 2019 first weekend will be held October 4-6 and the second weekend will follow on October 11-13.