Austin City Limits Festival Tickets

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Austin City Limits Music Festival History

The Austin City Limits Music Festival is held in Zilker Park in Austin Texas, inspired by a television series on PBS with the same name. The pilot episode of the TV series aired in 1975 featuring Willie Nelson, and has gained popularity since then. The series began as a tribute to folk and country artists but has since expanded to artists across all genres. The festival is produced by C3 presents, which is the same firm that produces the extremely popular Lollapalooza music festival. Big names like Coldplay, Pearl Jam, Chance the Rapper, Modest Mouse, and country superstars like Sheryl Crow, Zac Brown Band, and Keith Urban have also been featured on the series. The popularity of the series among all music lovers, as well as the affinity to the series of Austin residents resulted in the first Austin City Limits music festival in 2002.



The first festival was thrown together in less than four months as a 2-day event, with a lineup of of 67 artists and 5 stages. While expected attendance was only 25,000 over 42,000 attended the event. When producers realized the potential of the event they expanded the festival to 3-days, and added an additional 40 artists. Unlike other music festivals, ACL marketed to families and younger children as well, admitting children under 10 for free with a paying adult.

In 2005 the festival earned Pollstar’s Festival of the Year Award. Although the event was sold out, ACL faced obstacles regarding the weather. Because it was so dry in Texas, dust was kicked up making it hard for attendees to breathe and see. Hurricane Rita also caused many acts to be delayed in getting to the venue, resulting in last minute replacements. One notable and comical event occurred during the 2006 installment of the ACL festival when performer Ben Kweller suffered a nosebleed during his performance. A fan tossed him a tampon to stop the bleeding, which worked briefly before he had to leave the stage. The following day, while The Flaming Lips (a band known for the fake blood used during performance) lead singer Wayne Coyne asked the audience for tampons to soak up the fake blood. Fans threw tampons at the band throughout two songs before running out.

From 2007 through 2012 the Austin City Limits Music Festival became increasingly successful and gained popularity, adding bigger names to the lineup such as Amy Winehouse , Bjőrk, Muse, The Strokes, and M.I.A., among others. In 2013, producers announced that the festival would take place over two separate weekends with identical lineups, much like Coachella, and was to be held in the fall instead of late spring.

In 2014 Forbes listed the Austin City Limits Music Festival as one of their “5 American Music Festivals To Look Forward To”. The 2015 lineup featured more than 140 artists, more than double that of the first year, including Foo Fighters, The Strokes, The Weeknd, Florence and The Machine, and Drake among others.

The 2016 lineup has yet to be announced but rumors have already surfaced on multiple websites about who make an appearance this fall. The Austin City Limits Music Festival is rich in tradition and has grown exponentially in recent years, assuring attendees an enduring experience.

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High: $293.00

Cheap Austin City Limits Festival Tickets

The events below have been the cheapest of the season. We've listed the starting (lowest) price for any ticket to the event.
$47.00 Austin City Limits Festival — 10/02/2016
Zilker Park; Austin, TX
$71.00 Austin City Limits Festival — 09/30/2016
Zilker Park; Austin, TX
$71.00 Austin City Limits Festival — 10/07/2016
Zilker Park; Austin, TX
$89.00 Austin City Limits Festival — 10/02/2015
Zilker Park; Austin, TX
$93.00 Austin City Limits Festival — 10/05/2014
Zilker Park; Austin, TX
$98.00 Austin City Limits Festival — 10/03/2014
Zilker Park; Austin, TX
$115.00 Austin City Limits Festival - Sunday Only — 10/08/2017
Zilker Park; Austin, TX
$117.00 Austin City Limits Festival — 10/01/2016
Zilker Park; Austin, TX
$123.00 Austin City Limits Festival — 10/11/2015
Zilker Park; Austin, TX
$125.00 Austin City Limits Festival — 10/09/2016
Zilker Park; Austin, TX

Best and Most Expensive Austin City Limits Festival Tickets

The events below have been the most expensive of the season. Their starting prices are listed to the left.
$359.00Austin City Limits Festival - Weekend Two Pass — 10/09/2015
Zilker Park; Austin, TX
$347.00Austin City Limits Festival - Weekend Two Pass — 10/10/2014
Zilker Park; Austin, TX
$339.00Austin City Limits Festival - Weekend One Pass — 10/02/2015
Zilker Park; Austin, TX
$293.00Austin City Limits Festival: 1st Weekend - 3 Day Pass — 10/06/2017
Zilker Park; Austin, TX
$284.00Austin City Limits Festival - Weekend One Pass — 10/03/2014
Zilker Park; Austin, TX
$282.00Austin City Limits Festival - Weekend 2: 3 Day Pass — 10/07/2016
Zilker Park; Austin, TX
$272.00Austin City Limits Festival - Weekend 1: 3 Day Pass — 09/30/2016
Zilker Park; Austin, TX
$249.00Austin City Limits Festival — 10/11/2014
Zilker Park; Austin, TX
$232.00Austin City Limits Festival: 2nd Weekend - 3 Day Pass — 10/13/2017
Zilker Park; Austin, TX
$197.00Austin City Limits Festival — 10/03/2015
Zilker Park; Austin, TX
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