One of the largest and most loved music festivals in the state, Austin City Limits Festival attracts thousands to enjoy a star-studded line-up every single year.
- When? 6th - 15th October 2017
- Where? Zilker Park, Austin
- Price: check out the official website for more details.
They say two is better than one. And we guess when your city is dubbed the 'live music capital of the world', having the same festival, in the same location, with the majority of the same acts over two consecutive weekends is the norm. This massive music festival is so popular that it needed to double up to cope with the huge demand.
Usually falling at the end of September and/or the start of October, the Austin City Limits Festival is one of the biggest live music events in Texas and even across America. Running Friday to Sunday, each weekend of the festival features the same acts and headliners (give or take a few sets). Some acts are added to make up the numbers on one weekend if some from the previous weekend cannot make it, so always check the line-up to see if any of your favourites are performing on one Saturday but not the other Saturday (for example).
Austin City Limits takes place at the beautiful Zilker Park and celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2016. Tickets are available for purchase for one day or the whole weekend and are priced at a value you would expect from a festival of this size and calibre.
As for the line-up, it's usually quite diverse with a bucket-load of huge international names guaranteed. In 2016 alone, the festival featured Kygo, Radiohead, Mumford & Sons, Kendrick Lamar, Major Lazer, LL Cool J and Flume to name a few, while 2015 had the likes of Drake, Foo Fighters and Florence + The Machine.
If you love your music festivals that much, maybe you can attend both weekends. Although, that would mean double the price because unfortunately you don't get two for the price of one. And in that case, if you're on a budget, maybe two isn't necessarily better than one after all.
- Get there: Fly into Austin–Bergstrom International Airport then take the airport flyer bus to reach downtown.
- Stay: Find a hotel close to Zilker Park so the event is within walking distance.
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