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Austin is arguably called the Live Music Capital of the world. If you have wondered why it has that title, then you have to attend the Austin City Limits Music Festival at least once in your lifetime. Here is all the information you need to know about the 2021 festival.

Austin City Limits Music Festival
Austin City Limits Music Festival

Where Does The Festival Take Place? What Are The Dates?

The Austin City Limits Music Festival is an annual music festival that takes place in Zilker Park in Austin, Texas. It lasts over two consecutive three-day weekends, which start on October 1 and end on October 10.

ACL festival
ACL fest usually takes place in Zilker Park in Austin, Texas

The festival has been known as the crazies live music fest in the USA and is a part of the longest-running music series on television. For music lovers, this event brings them soul-satisfying and happiness.

Another outstanding festival in the US: Pitchfork Music Festival 

What Is Special About The Austin City Limits Music Festival?

If you don’t know the first thing about this music fest, here are some interesting facts about it.

Hype atmosphere of the fest
Crazy crowds dive into the hyped atmosphere of the fest
  • Since 2002, the Austin City Limits Music Festival has been hosting more than 225,000 patrons as well as over 130 artists each year at Zilker Park.
  • Austin City Limits schedule includes other three pillars: Austin City Limits Live Venue, Austin City Limits TV Show, and Austin City Limits Radio.
  • ACL Live was called for the Pollstar Award for “Best New Major”.
  • Austin City Limits TV has won numerous awards, including the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Landmark, the Peabody Award, and also the National Medal of Arts.

What Is The ACL Music Festival 2021 Lineup?

The ACL fest always gets the best artists and diverse lineup each year throughout 8 stages and over 125 performances. You would have the best experience there and never be disappointed about the lineup. 

The ACL official lineup
The official lineup in 2021 would never disappoint you

The official lineup hasn’t been announced yet, so make sure you get the newest update schedule and don’t miss out on any performance.

What Other Things To Do At The ACL Music Festival?

Dance At The Silent Disco

Silent Disco has been all the rage at the ACL Music Festival. If you are curious about what it’s like, just dive into it and you will get to experience the atmosphere of hype at the enormous venue of the fest. 

Silent Disco at ACL fest
Silent Disco has been all the rage at the ACL Music Festival

Silent Disco will be organized on each day of the Austin City Limits Music Festival, but make sure you check out first at the official website.

Join The Late Night Shows

What’s special about this fest is that you can join the ACL Fest Late Night Shows if you want more. It will be hosting at the best venues in Austin like Emo’s Austin, Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater, and The Historic Scoot Inn with parties.

ACL Fest Late Night Shows
ACL Fest Late Night Shows will start from Weekend One to Weekend Two

The Late Night Shows will start from Weekend One to Weekend Two. Tickets are on sale now so make sure you grab them as soon as possible before they’re sold out.

Enjoy Some Good Food

Besides music, the ACL Music Festival could be a paradise for foodies, especially for Texan food lovers. ACL has plenty of options from turkey legs, tacos, funnel cakes, brews, vegan and gluten-free as well.

ACL Food trucks
Don’t forget to try Texan dishes at ACL Music Festival

When you are here, don’t forget to try Austin’s premier restaurants and local cuisines like Crunchy Mighty Cone and Texan favorite Hot.

Austin Kiddie Limits For The Little Ones

Some people say music festivals are only for teens and adults. We doubt that. Because the Austin City Limits Music Festival welcomes all kids to join Austin Kiddie Limits. It will be a mini-fest to engage kids to try various fun, creative activities like art and craft, playing musical instruments, games like ping pong, and much more. 

Austin Kiddie Limits
Funny yoga class for little kids

To register your child, you need to visit the information tent or the Tag-a-Kid tent at the Family Entrance tent. And guess what, entry is free for kids from 10 to under.

Shop Away At The Art Market

Do you want to find some places to buy goods? The Art Market is all you need. It contains a variety of Texan goods to all ACL fans from headgears, accessories, cowboy boots to posters, or anything else that is famous in Texas.

The Art Market
The Art Market will offer you a ton of stuff

The vendors at The Art Market will accept all kinds of payments. Besides, there are also a lot of ATMs available at the venue so don’t worry if you’re out of cash.

VIP Treatment

Austin City Limits Music Festival has VIP or Platinum tickets which contain a huge range of benefits compared to the normal tickets. Some of these benefits include VIP Grove, Express Entry Lanes, shaded AC lounges, VIP shaded viewing deck, private bars, locker services, premium restrooms, and much more.

Austin City Limits VIP tickets
A huge range of benefits when you get a VIP ticket

What To Wear To The Austin City Limits Music Festival?

When you attend a music festival, you would want to be outstanding but effortless. T-shirts maybe are the best option. The combination of a custom T-shirt with drainpipe black jeans and clumpy boots is a truly simple but impactful outfit to wear, especially when you are on your feet all day long.

ACL fest outfits
Best simple outfit for a day in ACL fest

The other good one is a colorful T-shirt and leather jacket on the top and wide-leg jeans on the bottom. Add some accessories like a neckless and earrings and you’re good to go.

If you’re a fan of wearing socks and sandals, just make the jeans short to get a little bit sassier.

Here are all the things you need to know about the Austin City Limits Music Festival. We hope that this will help you prepare for your visit and have fun there.

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