Whenever you visit the Heart of Texas, Austin City never forget to check out the hottest party of all time. You guessed it, its Austin City Limits Music Festival I’m talking about trusting me when I say this but you would remember this experience your entire life. A blast of music accompanied by various fun activities, Austin City Limits Festival is one of its kind. If you are planning to go down their right now but don’t know what to do to make this experience a memorable one then we have got your back. Here’s a detailed guide to maximizing your fun time in Austin City.
When & Where:
First let’s talk about the basics, the location of the Festival. Just around the last limit of the Austin City at Zilker Park is where the Austin City Limits Festival takes place. Spread over 350 acres of public land, Zilker Park is one of the best venues Austin City has to offer. The Park is named after Andrew Jackson Zilker, the benefactor of the land who donated it to the public back in 1917. Since then to now it’s been turned into a beautiful venue that hosts several large-scale events one of which is the Austin City Limits Festival.
This year the Festival will be held on October 5th to 7th and 12th to 14th. Buckle for a fantastic experience loaded with fascinating experiences. The Festival will host more than 140 Musical Acts performed by your favorite and famous artists.
What to Expect at ACL Festival:
The weather conditions at Austin City are severely hot around October but that isn’t stopping anyone from attending the biggest festival around City, just remember to prepare accordingly. Bring loose clothing with comfortable shoes or slippers to walk around grass easily. Keep in mind that ACL is one of the best and wildest festival there is so there are going to be the whole city plus outsiders joining in the crowd.
There will be heavy sweating due to the crowd and heat. So be sure to bring a disposable water bottle with you which you can refill again and again from absolutely free water containers all around the Austin City Limits festival grounds you would not want to get dehydrated and ruining all the fun. Also, you can only bring light stuff with you like basic necessity products, for example, a towel, blanket or small chair to sit per person and small purse to put all the stuff in, but no big backpacks are allowed here at the festival.
Austin City Limits Festival Lineup:
It wouldn’t be ACL if it backed down from providing back to back music alternating between various genres from hip-hop, rock, pop, indie and country and a little bit of live acts of the electronic genre. After all Austin City Limits Festival has to live up to its title “Live Music Capital of The World”. Each stage is set to showcase performances on a particular genre and all organized at their best.
With the headliners Paul McCartney, Metallica and Childish Gambino and a few of more acts from Alvvays, Noname, Father John Misty, Hozier, Japanese Breakfast, the Breeders, Nelly, Residente, Camilla Cabello, Travis Scott and many more this year’s ACL are sure to top the charts in no time. Make sure you watch every act enjoying it to fullest.
How to Get There & Where to Stay?
There are tons of way to get there. Your first option is to avail the festival’s shuttle services, you can get them easily at the corner of Fourth and Guadalupe Streets at Downtown Republic Square. You’ll be dropped at the Barton Springs West Entrance to Zilker Park. Another option is Uber as it is serving as the official ride partner with ACL Festival.
Final and the most fun option is to hire an official Austin Bicycle and there are more than 50 stations in Central Austin for that. For the Bicycle route head to Uncle Billy’s Smokehouse & Brewery on Barton Springs Road along Kinney Avenue, there you’ll find the bicycle valet ready to dock your Bicycle plus there are bike racks on each of the entrance to the festival. And I almost forgot there are some pedicab companies that operate around Austin if you want to rely on your pedaling powered you can avail that. And if you are at a walking distance, the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail take you right to Zilker Park.
Unfortunately, there is no camping allowed at Austin City Limits Festival Grounds so you got to make a do with nearby hotels. Austin is a big city with plenty of hotels all around I’m sure you’ll find someplace within your range.
Food & Beverages:
Austin is famous for its food and Austin City Limits gets all the best stuff in their food and beverage menu. Austin City Limits Eat Food Court offers the most delicious food from Austin’s Famous restaurants. Aside from this, there are many food vendors offering various other delicacies you must have a try of. ACL has it all from top restaurants food to purely vegetarian and gluten-free food too also there are gourmet products available at Austin City Limits Festival.
Austin City Limits Tickets:
Cheap Austin City Limits Festival Tickets for 2018 are very easily available at ACL official site and you can also find them at Tickets4Festivals.com. 1-Day General Admission Tickets per week are available at 100$ plus other charges and 3-Day General Admission ACL Tickets per week are at a price of 255$ plus other charges.
VIP 1-Day Austin City Limits Festival Tickets per week cost 450$ plus other charges while 3-Day Tickets per week are available at 1100$ plus other charges. Platinum 1-Day Austin City Limits Tickets per week cost 2000$ plus other charges while 3-Day Tickets per week are available at 3600$ plus other charges. More information is available at https://tickets4festivals.com/austin-city-limits-festival-tickets
That’s it guys now you are ready to raid the party at any time. And remember to have as much as possible fun time while you are at it and check out some of the other places too. Austin is a Beautiful city and worth seeing.