Austin City Limits has released their dail schedules for both weekends (see them below). Along with the daily lineups comes the release of single day passes, which will go on sale Friday morning at 10 a.m. CT. You can go here to purchase single day passes to Austin City Limits 2017, which are $100 before fees. If you are looking to go to W1 of ACL this is your best shot as those passes are sold out for 3-Day GA.
Ever since ACL released their top heavy 2017 lineup I had been curious how they would split up the headliners given there are five for three nights. Generally in the past at Austin City Limits if there have been two headliners they will unfortunately play at the same time, so you will need to make a tough choice. Jay-Z will kick off the festival as the lone headliner for that night (no I am not acknowledging Martix Garrix as a headliner). The other two nights leave ACL attendees with a decision of Red Hot Chili Peppers vs. Chance and then Gorillaz vs. The Killers to close out the festival. Ultimately there was no perfect way to split up the headliners to please everyone. I personally am not looking forward to the decision of Gorillaz or The Killers - brutal.
As for the rest of the lineup I feel ACL did a nice job balancing the card for each day. Sunday certainly seems to have more EDM / Hip-Hop (Gorillaz, Run The Jewels, BADBADNOTGOOD, Danny Brown, etc.) while the Friday undercard for Rock is pretty fantastic with Royal Blood, The Revivalists, The Lemon Twigs, Vulfpeck and more. Eyeing the days now I wouldn't say any day is clear front runner to sell out first, but if I had to guess I would say Friday with the hype of Jay-Z's 4:44 album and no other Austin date on his tour. If you are thinking about purchasing single day passes I wouldn't wait too long, especially for W1. Before I end this let's address some common questions at this point of the year with ACL.
Yes, unfortunately. For example, Chance and Red Hot Chili Peppers will both play around 8:00 p.m., and usually on opposite stages to minimize sound bleed between the shows. You are not going to be able to see both.
Basing on info from previous years it is definitely a risk. As with everything ACL, W1 is a higher risk than W2. If you are going for W2 single day passes I'd say you could wait to purchase, but I wouldn't wait too long for W1.
Austin City Limits typically releases their set times at the end of July. For example in 2014 it was July 30th and in 2015 it was July 31st. Thus in a couple of weeks we should know the set times for Austin City Limits 2017. You can see all the dates for ACL in this article.