Austin City Limits Returns

Uzma Pathan

A few weeks ago ACL Music Festival announced their 2021 lineup. That’s right – Austin City Limits is coming back in full force. ACL is set to take place on the weekend of October 1st through 3rd and the weekend of the 8th through 10th. Miley Cyrus, Billie Eilish, and DaBaby and more are headlining the event, and we’re anticipating a massive turnout. In fact, all tickets sold out within a week of the announcement! 

What is ACL?

For those who are new to the Austin music scene, ACL is one of the most popular attractions of Austin. An outdoor music festival with a variety of artists, ACL runs from the morning or early afternoon all the way to nighttime. The event takes place annually at Zilker Park, so there’s plenty of room to walk and take pictures in between sets. It includes eight stages to accommodate the over 100 performances it offers. Some of the best Austin restaurants nearby also offer food and drink at the ACL Eats Food Court. 

ACL Fest Announces Lineup With Billie Eilish, Stevie Nicks, & Miley Cyrus

Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ACL cancelled the festival in 2020. So the excitement to be back in action is very high, and this will be the festival’s 20th anniversary! As COVID-19 is still active, many people wonder how ACL plans to prepare for a safe festival that prevents further spread. ACL officials say that there will be safety measures for everyone involved. They have also partnering with Austin Public Health and the City of Austin. They will be advising people to get vaccinated before the festival.

But What About COVID?

Vaccines are a big part of what allowed Austin City Limits to return this year with their high efficiency rates. Many people have already gotten vaccinated. Currently over 35% of Texas’s population is fully vaccinated, and over 44% have received at least one dose. ACL urges festival attendees to sign up for email updates and check social media. Officials will continually update festivalgoers with the health and safety measures that will be taken.  To see the rest of the lineup and more info on the festival make sure to check out the official ACL website: https://www.aclfestival.com/ .