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Welcome to our Austin City Limits information page. Here you will find guides, articles, general information, tips and more on Austin City Limits. We know Austin City Limits is a big trip so our goal is to arm you with all the information you need before headed off on your trip. If you ever have specific questions not answered in our guides, or have an idea for a useful article, feel free to let me know by email at Contact@EventTrk.com. For now you can see all our articles on Austin City Limits below.


Austin City Limits Tickets - All the Info

Austin City Limits Tickets - All the Info

Article Summary

  • Tickets for Austin City Limits usually first occur with an early bird sale a few weeks after the festival occurs in October.
  • Presale is the cheapest time to buy tickets.  For ACL 2017 presale was $240
  • The general sale occurs typically in Aprilwhen the lineup is announced
  • Weekend 2 of Austin City Limits is at a higher sellout risk than Weekend 2, so if you want to go the first weekend don’t wait too long on purchasing passes

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Austin City Limits 101 - Your ACL Introduction

Austin City Limits 101 - Your ACL Introduction

Article Summary

  • Austin City Limits occurs every October and now is comprised of two weekends
  • Tickets first go on sale for a presale in November and later in the general sale in April that occurs with the announcement of the lineup
  • The best area to stay for the festival is downtown Austin
  • The festival provides free transportation from downtown to the festival

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Austin City Limits Lineup - Current & Old Lineups

Austin City Limits Lineup - Current & Old Lineups

Article Summary

Whether you are being nostalgic for Austin City Limits of past years, or curious what type of music the festival provides yearly, it’s always nice to see the official lineup posters from years past.  Here you can find the official Austin City Limits lineup for all of the recent years.

2017 Austin City Limits Lineup

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How much does Austin City Limits cost?

How much does Austin City Limits cost?

Article Summary

  • I attempt to breakdown the total cost of ACL including the tickets, hotel, getting to ACL daily, food, adult beverages and more
  •  The final estimation is around $1,000, with the biggest variation being in the hotel costs
  • I highly suggest booking hotels early as downtown Austin hotels will fill up and increase in price quickly

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Austin City Limits VIP & Platinum Passes - Worth it?

Austin City Limits VIP & Platinum Passes - Worth it?

Article Summary

  • GA passes for Austin City Limits will cost you $255 and VIP passes will cost you $1100
  • VIP passes offer special VIP area, happy hours, catered food and more. 
  • VIP does not offer great views of the stages so for me it’s not worth it, but if that’s not a huge deal for you they are an awesome package

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Where should I Stay for Austin City Limits?

Where should I Stay for Austin City Limits?

Article Summary

  • ACL takes place in Zilker Park just south of downtown Austin
  • The best area by far to stay is downtown Austin if you can afford it
  • I provide information on other, cheaper areas to stay for ACL if you cannot afford downtown Austin

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Every Date You Need to Know for Austin City Limits

Every Date You Need to Know for Austin City Limits

Article Summary

  • Article goes over all the key dates you need to know for Austin City Limits
  • The lineup for Austin City Limits is typically announced in May
  • The set times are released in July
  • Presale occurs very soon after the festival ends (October 18th in 2016)

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Austin City Limits Essentials: What You Should Bring

Austin City Limits Essentials: What You Should Bring

Article Summary

  • A list of things that will make your time at Austin City Limits Fest more enjoyable
  • Be prepared for the heat and sun, your phone dying and a lot of walking
  • Options for sitting and resting between shows

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All The Pros And Cons of Austin City Limits

All The Pros And Cons of Austin City Limits

Article Summary

  • Main cons of Austin City Limits: It is expensive, overcrowded, and there is no public transportation in Austin
  • Main pros of Austin City Limits: It has amazing music lineups, great food, great location, and is well-organized
  • Things that could be a pro or con for you: hot weather, the fact that you can bring chairs in, no age restrictions

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What you can and cannot bring to Austin City Limits

What you can and cannot bring to Austin City Limits

Article Summary

  • We list all the things you can and cannot bring to Austin City Limits according to the festival themselves
  • Most of the items you can’t bring are obvious, but it’s still good to skim the list to make sure you are all good when you try to get into Austin City Limits

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Austin City Limits Layaway Plan - How It Works & All the Details

Austin City Limits Layaway Plan - How It Works & All the Details

Article Summary

  • Austin City Limits offers a payment plan that splits the wristband cost into three payments
  • The Austin City Limits payment plan can be used during the presale in October or during the general sale in May
  • Typically the Austin City Limits payment plan splits the payments in a 40% / 30% / 30% split

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Austin City Limits First Timer Tips for ACL Virgins

Austin City Limits First Timer Tips for ACL Virgins

Article Summary

Heading to Austin City Limits for the first time? First, I suggest you read our Austin City Limits 101 Article, which goes over all the basic information you need to know about Austin City Limits. This article isn’t going to go over the same, generic information about Austin City Limits.  This is our insider tips page, things I wish I had known before going to Austin City Limits for the first time.  Think of this as passing of information/pro tips to the next generation of Austin City Limits first timers.  I hope after reading this and our Austin City Limits 101 Article you are absolutely, positively 100% ready to head off to Austin City Limits and have a blast.

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Getting to ACL: Bikes, Ridesharing, Walking, Taxis & Shuttles

Getting to ACL: Bikes, Ridesharing, Walking, Taxis & Shuttles

Article Summary

  • Staying in downtown Austin makes it easiest to get to ACL
  • Austin City Limits provides a free shuttle that picks up in Republic Square in downtown
  • You can also bike, walk, or use ride sharing to get to Austin City Limits.  Just note there is no Uber or Lyft so do not plan for that as an option (there are other modes of ride sharing)

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