ACL Festival takes place on 46-acres in Zilker Park, the crown jewel of Austin’s public green spaces. It plays host not only to 130-plus artists from across the globe, but amazing local eats and wares, fun for the kiddos, green goings-on, and other cool activities to entertain you for six magical days.
Austin is known for its food and The Austin City Limits Festival is no different. With the signature Hot & Crunchy Chicken Cone from The Mighty Cone, vegetarian or gluten-free considerations and far from funnel cakes or turkey legs, Austin Eats showcases only the most premier Austin restaurants.
The Austin Eats Food Court is currently seeking Austin-area restaurants and food businesses to participate at both 2013 Festivals.
The Austin Eats Application is available now.
The ACL Art Market is located right in the center of Zilker Park and all booths are open throughout the duration of the Festival. From accessories and head gear to boots and posters, ACL Festival attendees can browse a quality selection of goods from dozen of local artisans. There is even an Official ACL Festival Boutique Store where you can buy limited edition specialty items, and a General Store for last minute necessities.
Want to purchase something, but don’t want to lug it around? You can ship your purchases direct from the Festival’s shipping center, located in the ACL Art Market.
The ACL Art Market Application is available now.
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ACL Festival cares about supporting good causes, and providing an opportunity for select organizations to gain support from thousands of enthusiastic, like-minded fans.
Visit The Rock & Recycle Page to see how the Festival is ensuring a green future for Zilker Park and Austin.
While you’re in Zilker Park, be sure to stop by to see how you can help ACL Cares organizations make a difference. Stay tuned for updates on who will be on grounds in 2013!
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AUSTIN KIDDIE LIMITS
Austin Kiddie Limits presented by H-E-B is family-friendly fun for all! It’s chock-full of rockin’ good stuff guaranteed to make kids of all ages move, groove, and sing-along.
Plus, kids 10 and under get in free with a ticket holding adult! Austin Kiddie Limits will be open from 11:00AM to 4:30PM daily.
Stay tuned for more announcements on what’s happening at Austin Kiddie Limits 2013.
When your hard-working ears need a break from all of the music, there are plenty of other happenings in the park to help you relax, recharge and stay entertained. From many of your old favorites, to new additions special for the two weekends, we’ll have plenty to do outside of all the great music!
Stay tuned for the map of new and old favorites at Zilker Park for both weekends of ACL Festival!
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
2013 DATES & LOCATION
October 4-6 & 11-13, 2013
Austin, Texas, USA
HOW TO STAY INFORMED
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CONTACT THE FESTIVAL
ACL Festival Staff is ready before, after and during the Festival to answer any of questions or concerns you might have. Please have patience, we will answer questions in the order in which they are received: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a question about purchasing a ticket? Visit our Tickets Page to get all your answers.
The Austin City Limits Music Festival strives to mitigate its impact on the environment. We take a considerable amount of pride in the efforts of our fans in maintaining the integrity of Zilker Park over the course of the weekend.
ACL Festival provides a great opportunity for patrons to learn about local and nationwide organizations whose mission is to educate, inform and inspire.
GETTING TO THE FESTIVAL
Check out information on Transportation and Parking to view details on shuttles, parking, street closures & other transportation information.
TRAVEL & TRANSPORTATION
Check out the section on Hotels & Travel for info on Austin & where to stay.
ALLOWED & PROHIBITED ITEMS
Guests and their belongings are subject to search upon entry or re-entry. You can help keep the lines moving quickly by leaving large bags at home.ALLOWED
- Umbrellas (small hand-held style)
- Soft-sided coolers (small sized only, approx. 10"L x 7"W x 7"H)
- Baby Strollers
- Portable/collapsible chair (individual units only; no "double-wide" connecting chairs)
- Regular-size/unframed backpacks
- Two factory sealed water bottles up to 1 liter each
- Empty CamelBak
- Empty plastic or aluminum water bottle
- Ice in soft-sided cooler or CamelBak (small sized cooler only; approx. 10"L x 7"W x 7" H)
- Personal camera equipment, i.e. digital cameras, point-&-click digital cameras or film cameras. No detachable lenses of any kind.
- Weapons of any kind
- Framed or large backpacks
- Alcohol (alcohol is sold at the Festival)
- Glass containers
- Food or beverages, except for factory-sealed water bottles
- Skateboards, scooters or personal motorized vehicles
- Bicycles inside Festival grounds (bike racks are available near each entrance)
- Carts of any kind (including Red Wagons)
- Large chains or spiked jewelry
- Large umbrellas
- Non-collapsible chairs
- Hard-sided coolers
- Pets (except service dogs)
- Video equipment. No video recording will be allowed.
- Professional still camera equipment. No professional zoom lenses, stands, tripods or commercial use rigs
- Audio recording equipment
- No illegal vending is permitted. No unauthorized/unlicensed vendors allowed.
- Unauthorized solicitations, handbills, sampling, give-aways, etc
- Metal aerosol containers, including sunscreen
DISABILITY ACCESS & ACCOMMODATIONS
ACL Festival wants to ensure that all fans can enjoy the show. A comprehensive overview of the 2013 Access Program will be posted closer to the Festival. In the meantime, feel free to write email@example.com with any questions.
CASH & CREDIT CARDS
There are ATMs at several locations throughout the festival grounds with applicable service fees. Some vendors accept credit cards, such as the Festival’s Merchandise tent.
SECURITY & SAFETY
We are making every effort to create a safe and secure environment on the Festival grounds. On-site security will be provided by the Austin Police Department, the Parks & Recreation Department police and a private security company.
Emergency medical staff will be available on site. If you need any assistance, go to the medical tent, or look for a police officer or Festival staff member.
Coming to the festival with a youngster in tow? Take advantage of our free Tag-a-Kid service. Stop by the Tag-a-Kid booth where we will take down your contact information and give your child a specially numbered wristband. Should the two of you get separated, we’ll have a way to reconnect you.
FOOD & ARTAustin Eats Food Court
The Austin Eats Food Court is home to yummy food, drinks, and snacks from local favorite eateries.
ACL is now seeking Austin-area restaurants and food businesses to participate in the Austin Eats Food Court. The Application is available now.ACL Art Market
The ACL Art Market features art, crafts items, and cool merchandise from the Austin creative community.
BE PART OF THE FESTIVALSponsor Information
Please visit our Sponsors for a complete list of Festival partners and sponsorship contact information.Volunteer Information
The application to become a Volunteer Team Lead is now available through July 12. If you have what it takes to lead a team of volunteers at ACL Festival, please apply! Like the volunteer application, we will first place team leads who can commit to both weekends, so the more time you can join the Festival, the more likely it is that you will be accepted. Of course, we will consider all applications.
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LOST & FOUND
During the Festival, return lost items or look for lost items at the Lost & Found booth on site. Valuables will be held for 30 days and then given to a local charity. C3 Presents will not be held liable for any unclaimed items.
Is your party an unlawful gathering? The City of Austin has various permit requirements for public assemblies to ensure the safety of participants.
For more information, please visit www.cityofaustin.org/pace.