Austin’s live music event of the year is fast approaching. For those visiting “The Live Music Capital of the World” in the coming weeks for the 2013 Austin City Limits Music Festival, read up on the event that is expanding to two weekends for the first time in its 12-year history.
Oct. 4-6 & Oct. 11-13
11 a.m. – 10 p.m. CT
Zilker Park - Austin, Texas
All concerts are general admission, but while supplies last, Vivid Seats will have VIP ACL tickets available in addition to GA passes for all three days of each respective weekend. VIP access comes with a multitude of perks including complimentary catering, a gourmet happy hour, chef tastings, restrooms equipped with air conditioning, premium drink options for those of age, and plenty more.
ACL 2013 Lineup Highlights
While the Austin City Limits Festival is jam-packed with fun and exciting events of all sorts, it’s the incredible live music—which includes over 130 artists performing on eight different stages—that draws the massive crowds to the beautiful 46-acre Zilker Park. The ACL 2013 lineup is loaded with live acts that everyone will be clamoring to see, including Depeche Mode, Muse, Atoms for Peace, Lionel Richie, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, The National, fun., Kendrick Lamar, and Franz Ferdinand.
Outside food is not allowed on the festival grounds, but you’re in luck, because much like its music, Austin is famous for its spectacular food, which will be on full display at the Austin Eats food court on the grounds of the ACL Festival. Dozens of vendors will be on hand to satisfy the needs of hungry concertgoers with everything from BBQ and pizza, to tacos and ice cream.
ACL Art Market
For attendees who want a cool souvenir to remember their experience, it doesn’t get much better than the ACL Art Market, located in the center of Zilker Park and open throughout the duration of the festival. The market boasts a wide range of accessories from talented local artisans and also includes a General Store and the Official ACL Festival Boutique Store.
Austin Kiddie Limits
Granted they are accompanied by an attending adult, children 10 years old and younger will be allowed into the festival free of charge. Kids attending the festival will have the opportunity to enjoy Austin Kiddie Limits, an entertainment area designed for kids that includes fun activities like karaoke, art and music workshops, temporary tattoos, and much more. Austin Kiddie Limits will be open from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. local time each day of the festival.
Two factory-sealed water bottles not exceeding 1 liter
Patrons in possession of a three-day pass will be granted re-entry up to five times per day, but you must have your ticket scanned prior to exiting.
Transportation & Parking
Parking will not be available at Zilker Park for the ACL Festival, but other nearby locations will offer parking with shuttles to the event.
Free parking will be available after 5 p.m. at the One Texas Center parking garage on Friday, Oct. 4, and Friday, Oct. 11. For Saturday and Sunday of both weekends, attendees can park at the garage for a fee, and parking also will be available for a fee at the nearby Palmer Events Center.
Shuttles from Republic Square—located at the corner of 4th and Guadalupe Streets—will drop off passengers at the Festival entrance on Barton Springs Road starting at 10 a.m., and will run return routes until 11 p.m.
For those who wish to ride their bicycles to the event, bike racks will be available at each of the entrance gates.