Austin City Limits Music Festival has announced its 15th Anniversary lineup. Radiohead and Mumford & Sons will make their first-ever appearance alongside featured headliners Kendrick Lamar, LCD Soundsystem, Major Lazer and Kygo. The world-class festival will deliver more than 130 bands across eight stages for two consecutive weekends, Sept. 30 – Oct. 2 and Oct. 7 - 9, at Austin's Zilker Park.
The anniversary lineup also features Chris Stapleton (Weekend One), The Chainsmokers, Flume, M83, HAIM, LL Cool J, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals (Weekend Two) and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats. Margo Price, Gallant, St. Lucia (Weekend One), Bob Moses and The Strumbellas will offer fans a wealth of new music discovery. Other breakout artists not to be missed include Melanie Martinez, AlunaGeorge, Nothing But Thieves, Wild Belle and Anderson East (Weekend Two).
Texas legend Willie Nelson (Weekend Two) will return for the first time since his performance in 2006, along with more than 20 homegrown talents including Kacey Musgraves (Weekend One), Blue October (Weekend One), Wild Child (Weekend One), Israel Nash (Weekend One), Bayonne (Weekend One), Walker Lukens & The Side Arms (Weekend Two), Keeper (Weekend Two), and Asleep at the Wheel (commemorating their 15th year performing at the festival).
Based on suggestions received through annual surveys and through regular communication with festival attendees online, ACL Festival will implement multiple onsite enhancements in an effort to improve the overall festival experience. Changes include adjusted stage placements for better sound and crowd flow, additional water stations, a market offering healthy snacks and festival amenities, a reimagined festival merchandise shopping experience, a dedicated family entrance and a shaded location for Austin Kiddie Limits. Attendees will also experience a variety of photo-ready installations, anniversary celebration pieces and more activities to enjoy between performances.
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Austin City Limits Music Festival is also celebrating the 10th Anniversary of its partnership with Austin Parks Foundation (APF). Each year, proceeds from ACL Festival go directly towards improving Austin's green spaces. Over the past decade, ACLMF fans have contributed more than $20 million towards the improvement and enhancement of Zilker Park as well as parks all across the city, simply through their patronage of ACL Festival. Funds generated by the festival have allowed APF to plant and save trees; install playscapes, volleyball courts and ping pong tables; improve and expand trails; install trash cans, picnic tables and benches; and redevelop entire parks that transform neighborhoods.
Three-Day General Admission Tickets ($255) for both weekends are now on sale at aclfestival.com. Three-Day VIP and Platinum Tickets and Hotel Packages are also now available. Music fans ages 10 and under will be admitted free of charge accompanied by a ticketed adult. One-Day General Admission Tickets will be available later in the year, and for the first time, One-Day VIP Tickets will also be available.
Fans worldwide who can't make it to Zilker Park will be able to watch The Official 2016 Austin City Limits Music Festival Live Broadcast exclusively on Red Bull TV, which is distributed digitally for free on the web, connected TV platforms, smartphones and tablets. The Live Broadcast can also be viewed via aclfestival.com, where the full schedule of performances will be announced in September.
Fans can sign up for the E-List to be the first to get new information at aclfestival.com, and follow social media to stay in the loop for all festival announcements.
Austin City Limits Music Festival is generously sponsored by Samsung, Honda, Miller Lite, HomeAway, BMI, Tito's Handmade Vodka, Lifeway Kefir, Fireman's #4, Lowes and Troublemaker Wines.
Photo by Jody Domingue
For more information, visit aclfestival.com.