For its second weekend of 2014, the Austin City Limits Music Festival will again be stationed at Texas' Zilker Park from Oct. 10-12. This acclaimed musical showcase has become a core celebration in Austin since it launched in 2002, and this 13th edition of the festival will again deliver an incredible crowd of talent to fans in this music-centric city. Begin the weekend on Friday with headlining sets from anti-folk artist Beck and hip-hop duo OutKast, and then continue your weekend on Saturday with EDM giant Skrillex and rap icon Eminem. On the final day of the 2014 festival, Sunday, Oct. 12, fans can see The Replacements, Calvin Harris, and Pearl Jam finish out the three-day fest. A handful of acts, like Lorde, Saints of Valory, and Parker Millsap, will only be on site for the second weekend, adding to a lineup of more than 100 uniquely talented artists.
Austin City Limits Music Festival Ticket Information
Your ACL Festival tickets will be issued in the form of a wristband, which must be worn for all three days. Do not attempt to remove or tamper with the wristband once you've put it on, or you will face the risk of being refused admission at the gates. For the second weekend, attendees can choose from general admission or VIP three-day passes. The VIP admission includes access to a special VIP lounge, complimentary snacks and drinks, and private, air-conditioned bathrooms.
Austin City Limits Music Festival General Information
The following items will be prohibited at Zilker Park: oversized umbrellas, large backpacks, skateboards, scooters, hard-sided coolers, ice, outside food and drink, professional cameras, and recording devices of any kind. Each guest can bring one factory-sealed bottle of water or an empty plastic or aluminum water bottle or CamelBak to refill on site. You can also bring blankets and collapsible chairs for the lawn, and binoculars and baby strollers are also permitted. Only attendees with full weekend passes will be permitted to re-enter the festival grounds, and you can only do so five times per day.
Austin City Limits Music Festival Concessions Information
Austin Eats will return as the main food court of ACL Festival in 2014. There will be a variety of food trucks and restaurants serving festivalgoers this year, including standard festival fare ranging from small snacks to main entrees to desserts. Although most vendors will only accept cash, ATMs will be available on site.
Austin City Limits Music Festival Parking Information
There will not be any designated parking lots at Zilker Park for attendees of ACL Festival, and parking in surrounding neighborhoods will be prohibited. If you have a car, you will be able to park downtown and take one of the fest's free shuttles from Republic Square to the festival entrance. Additionally, there is a designated drop-off zone near Austin High School, which connects to Zilker Park via a pedestrian bridge. You can also avoid driving altogether by taking advantage of the festival's many bike parking racks located at each entrance.
Austin City Limits Music Festival Gate Times
On each day of the second weekend, gates should open at 11 a.m. CST. Be aware that any delays on any day could make the gates open later than the scheduled time.