ACL Music Festival Austin City Limits 2018

It’s almost time for the musicians to take the stage and enlighten us with a language everyone understands: music. Yes, the Austin City Limits [ACL] Music festival is nearing and with it the excitement to watch the brilliant artists display their talents.

Austin City Limits: The Event

This annual event takes place on two consecutive, three-day weekends in October. The festival started in 2002 and, initially, took up only one weekend. It wasn’t until 2013 that the event spread out over two weekends.

This festival is the child of the ACL television music program that’s recorded in Austin, Texas. The ACL show was Bill Arhos’s idea and the first season ran in 1976. The show helped to put Austin on the map as “Live Music Capital of the World.” The ACL television show also helped to make the festival the success it is.

Austin City Limits: When, Where & Who

The ACL Music Festival will take place in Zilker Park in Austin, Texas. The park will be set with eight stages from the 5th of October to the 7th of October and the 12th of October to the 14th of October. Each of the stages will have different bands and artists of different genres playing. Along with witnessing the talents at the park, visitors will also get to check out the activities, the art market, and enjoy famous Austin food and drinks.

The Zilker Park will be open to festival goers from 11 A.M to 10 P.M on each day of the event. According to the ACL Festival Website the musician line up looks like this:

Friday, the 5th of October:

Paul McCartneyOdesza
The NationalKhalid
HozierDavid Byrne
Father John MistyBrockhampton
BornsGreta Van Fleet
Manchester OrchestraGryffin
JungleBishop Briggs
Sir SlyGolden Dawn Arkestra
Ravyn LenaeBig Thief
CuciGang of Youths
Lewis CapaldiThe Coronas
Natalie PrassFatai
Topaz JonesAsleep at the Wheel
The Weather StationMikky Ekko
Fickle FriendsRf Shannon
Wesley Bray & The Disciples of JoyRed Yarn
School of RockThe Barton Hills Choir

Saturday, the 6th of October:

St. VincentBrandi Carlile
NellyHighly Suspect
ResidenteSan Holo
Blood OrangeBazzi
The BreedersSharon Van Etten
The WombatsSofi Tukker
SminoMon Laferte
Japanese BreakfastIamddb
VéritéDurand Jones & The Indications
Alice MertonParis
Curtis HardingSlenderbodies
Ikebe ShakedownSupa BWE
FlorSweet Spirit
Jackie VensonMolly Burch
DizzyNaked Giants
Bells of JoySaul Paul
Red YarnKupira Marimba

Sunday, the 7th of October:

Childish GambinoArctic Monkeys
Travis ScottCamilla Cabello
Sylvan EssoIllenium
RezzJanelle Monáe
Shakey GravsX Ambassadors
Twin ShadowTinashe
HoundmouthThe Revolution
KhruangbinParquet Courts
Elle KingArizona
BahamasMt. Joy
YungbludAmber Mark
Amen DunaFlor De Toloache
Ghost of Paul RevereShame
Injury ReserveLemaitre
WilderadoHailey Knox
Sailor PoonThe Texas Gentlemen
The Nude PartyNeighbor Lady
The RelativesLisa Loeb
Q BrothersSchool of Rock

Friday, the 12th October:

Paul McCartneyOdesza
The NationalKhalid
HozierDavid Bryne
Father John MistyBrockhampton
BornsManchester Orchestra
GryffinLily Allen
JungleBishop Briggs
Sir SlyGolden Dawn Arkestra
Ravyn LenaeBig Thief
CucoAlice Merton
ReignwolfLewis Capaldi
The CoronasNatalie Prass
FataiMagic City Hippies
Duncan FellowsSasha Sloan
Curtis RoushArkells
Nicole AtkinsThe Blancos
The Gospel StarsRalph’s World
Lard Gog & The Band of ShySchool of Rock

Saturday, the 13th of October:

MetallicaTravis Scott
Sylvan EssoDisturbed
Brandi CarlileHighly Suspect
ResidenteSan Holo
Blood OrangeBazzi
The BreedersTrampled By Turtles
The WombatsMarian Hill
Mon LaferteJapanese Breakfast
Durand Jones & The IndicationsCurtis Harding
SlenderbodiesIkebe Shakedown
Lo MoonWallows
Charley CrockettHarry Paradise
Ruston KellyDonna Missal
MamafestaLucie Silvas
Ty Morris & H.O.WRalph’s World
Lard Dog & The Band of ShyThe Barton Hills Choir

Sunday, the 14th of October

Childish GambinoArctic Monkeys
Shawn MendesSt. Vincent
Janelle MonáeShakey Graves
X AmbassadorsVince Staples
Twin ShadowTinashe
HoundmouthThe Revolution
Parquet CourtsElle King
Mt. joyMoses Sumney
YungBludAmber Mark
Amen DunesFlor De Toloache
Ghost of Paul RevereLemaitre
ThunderpussyPhil Cook
DavieFreya Ridings
Kydd JonesB.A.G (Blimes X Gifted Gab)
SuperfónicosThe Sisterhood Band
The SpiritualettesPaul Paul
Q BrothersSchool of Rock

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Austin City Limits: Taxing Options

There are many different options that festival goers can taxi into. The main airport is Austin-Bergstrom International Airport or ABIA [IATA: AUS, ICAO: KAUS]. The airport is about an eighteen-minute drive from the Zilker park where the festivities take place.

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