(Austin, TX – August 22, 2017) In an effort to continually improve the fan experience, ACL Fest organizers have added new amenities and developed an improved layout, utilizing existing festival space to create more room for fans to enjoy the grounds at Zilker Park. Improvements include a third entrance gate, repositioned stages, a new wine experience and enhanced Platinum amenities.
Changes have been made to create better crowd flow and avoid sound bleed issues for the 75,000 dedicated fans each day, as multiple stages have been shifted or relocated. The festival area across Barton Springs Road, typically used for the ACL Fest Box Office, will be incorporated as part of the main festival grounds, and will host one of 8 stages, as well as food and bar options.
Fans will also have additional options to enter the festival. New this year, fans can choose from three convenient entrances to the fest – the existing Lady Bird Lake Entrance, a Barton Springs East entrance and a Barton Springs West Entrance – as well as an additional Box Office. With more entrances to choose from, getting to the music will be easier than ever.
Wine lovers will rejoice in the new ACL Fest wine tent where you can enjoy an expanded selection of wines from around the world. This shaded haven will be the perfect place to relax in between sets, chill with a nice bottle of wine or a cold glass of bubbly and nibble on a delicious bite.
For those looking to dance the night away, a new Silent Disco has been added to the schedule for both weekends. Each night from 8pm-10pm at the Tito’s Stage, fans can slip on a pair of ACL Fest-supplied headphones and quietly groove to tunes from live DJs.
Platinum ticketholders will also have additional amenities in 2017. In addition to the exclusive viewing area in front of the main stages, Platinum fans will enjoy a new lounge located in the northeast area of Zilker Park with a private, elevated viewing deck, side stage viewing platforms at the two main stages, and food from award-winning chefs including Naomi Pomeroy, Aaron Sanchez, Andrew Curren, Tim Love, Mike Lata and Andrew Wiseheart.
Continuing a long tradition, ACL Fest will continue to provide FREE shuttles for patrons from downtown Austin. Shuttle information will be available at www.aclfest.com/information
as the festival approaches.
The 2017 edition of Austin City Limits Music Festival takes place October 6-8 and October 13-15. On both weekends, fans will see performances from JAY-Z, Martin Garrix, The xx, Ryan Adams, Solange, FOSTER THE PEOPLE, and more on Friday, while Saturday’s festivities include Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chance The Rapper, ICE CUBE, Spoon, Tove Lo, A$AP Ferg and much more. The Killers, Gorillaz, Run The Jewels, The Head and the Heart, Vance Joy, ZHU and Milky Chance will close out Sunday night on each weekend. This year’s performance schedule is available here: www.aclfestival.com/schedule
General Admission 3-Day Tickets for Weekend Two are still available, while only General Admission 1-Day Tickets for Friday and Sunday are available for Weekend One and Two at www.aclfestival.com/tickets
. 3-Day & 1-Day VIP Tickets, 3-Day & 1-Day Platinum Tickets, as well as Hotel Packages for both weekends are also available. Music fans ages 10 and under will be admitted free of charge accompanied by a ticketed adult.
Austin City Limits Music Festival is generously sponsored by American Express, Honda, Miller Lite, HomeAway, BMI, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and Karbach Brewing Co.