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HOTEL + 3-DAY PASS + MERCH

We offer GA & VIP Travel Packages at a variety of hotels throughout Austin for our out-of-town fans looking to book a Hotel, purchase a 3-Day Pass and receive specialty ACL Festival Merchandise all at one time! 2013 Travel Packages are currently available with the following hotels:

  • The Driskill
  • Hilton Austin
  • Marriott Courtyard Austin Downtown
  • Omni Austin Hotel Downtown
  • Residence Inn Austin Downtown
  • Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol

Click Here to view availability for both Weekend One & Weekend Two Travel Packages.

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BOOK YOUR HOTEL

We offer Hotel Packages at a variety of hotels throughout Austin for our out-of-town fans with tickets looking to book a hotel stay in Austin!

Click Here to book a discounted hotel for Weekend One or Weekend Two.

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CAMPING

ACL Festival takes place in the heart of Austin & there is no camping at Zilker Park. However, the surrounding area offers plenty of camping opportunities. Visit Texas Outside for information on camping in Central Texas.

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HOSTELS

Hostelling International has a hostel in Austin, just a quick bike ride down the Hike & Bike Trail to Zilker Park. Click here for information on the hostel nearest Zilker Park.

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SHUTTLES

There is no parking at Zilker Park for the ACL Festival, so take the free shuttle instead – a short hop to the park! Board at Republic Square at the corner of 4th & Guadalupe streets and you’ll be dropped off at the Festival entrance on Barton Springs Road. When you’re finished rocking, hop back on for a return trip.

The shuttles begin at Republic Square at 10AM and make their final return from the park at 11PM each day of the Festival.

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PARKING

after 5:00pm, there will be parking provided at One Texas Center [map] located at the intersection of Barton Springs Road and South 1st Street. The parking garage at One Texas Center will open for paid parking at $10 per day starting Friday at 5:00pm, then all day on Saturday & Sunday.

There will also be parking provided at the Palmer Events Center [map] located at 900 Barton Springs Road, with entrances at Barton Springs Road and Riverside. For general information, please call (512)404-4500.

There is NO parking at the Festival site. Our friends at Capital Metro are providing FREE shuttle service to and from the centrally-located downtown location at Republic Square on 4th and Guadalupe, details above. Click Here for a map & listing of downtown parking garages.

Parking is strongly discouraged in surrounding neighborhoods. Respect the residents of the Zilker Park area! This is their home…not a parking lot, dumping site, or otherwise. In response to safety concerns from area residents, several nearby streets will be closed and parking will be restricted. In addition, the City of Rollingwood will have restricted parking and other traffic control measures in place during the Festival.

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Click here for a map of shuttle routes, street closures during ACL Festival and more helpful information.

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WALKING TO ZILKER

Take the hike and bike trail for a quick walk downtown. Extra lighting is provided for your safety. If using the trail, be mindful of the burn-ban and responsibly discard cigarette butts.

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As you travel to ACL, remember to keep our Texas roadways and Austin trails free of litter by putting waste in its place!

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OTHER TRANSPORTATION

TAXIS

Taxis will be allowed convenient access to the entrance/exit, and will have a designated area for pick up and drop off.

BICYCLES

We encourage all of our fans to use pedal power — by far the easiest way to get to the Festival! Bike racks are available at each of the Festival Entrance gates, with plenty of lighting. You must provide your own lock. If you need parts or repair, stop by the Mellow Johnny’s Bike Station at both entrances for fix-ups, locks, lights, tubes, or any other last minute advice or gear.

SCOOTERS & MOTORCYCLES

Scooter & Motorcycle parking is available off Robert E. Lee in the ball field parking lot.

PASSENGER DROP OFF

The passenger drop-off area is at the north end of the Mopac (Loop 1) Pedestrian Bridge on Stephen F. Austin Drive next to Austin High School. The pedestrian footbridge runs underneath Mopac. This is the closest drop point to the Festival grounds. It is a short walk across the footbridge. Access the drop off point by entering Stephen F. Austin Drive, near Austin High, from the East. This is the only official drop off point. It’s quick and easy. For safety reasons, please don’t attempt to drop off passengers at other areas near the park.

Note: There is no official festival parking at Austin High School or on Stephen F. Austin Drive. It is a short walk across the footbridge to the festival portal at The Town Lake Entrance. Please note that Stephen F. Austin Drive will be closed to thru-traffic (other than those dropping off festival goers) during the Festival from about 9am to Midnight. Access to Austin High parking lots will be limited to those attending Austin High events. Also, there is NOT pick-up and drop-off being allowed on the Access Road of Mopac and the Barton Springs Road/Robert E. Lee area. Persons may be ticketed.

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ROAD CLOSURES

Road closures will begin the Friday before and end the Monday after.

  1. Barton Springs Road at Robert E. Lee (Barton Springs Pool Parking accessible at Robert E. Lee Entrance)
  2. MoPac Frontage at Columbus Drive (No travel allowed into Zilker Park or Barton Springs Pool from this road)
  3. Stratford Drive at Nature Center Drive

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ADA ACCESSIBLE PARKING

There is limited accessible parking available near the festival on a first-come, first-serve basis to vehicles displaying a state-issued handicapped plate or placard. The person to whom the placard or plate is issued must bepresent in the vehicle, as a driver or passenger. As part of gaining access to accessible parking, identifications will be checked to ensure legitimate use of these items.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

GETTING TO ZILKER
AM I ALLOWED TO EXIT & RE-ENTER?

3-Day Passholders are allowed to enter and exit the festival as needed up to 5 times per day. You must be scanned upon exit at the gate in order to re-enter that same day.


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.


ADA ACCESS ACCOMMODATIONS

ACL Festival wants to ensure that all fans can enjoy the show. Click here for a comprehensive overview of the Festival's Access Program. Feel free to write access@aclfestival.com with any questions.

The Austin City Limits Music Festival features sign language interpreters at select shows. See the schedule of interpreted acts. At the Festival, ASL interpreters will be stationed in the Access Center just inside of the Barton Springs entrance.


GENERAL FESTIVAL QUESTIONS
HOW DO I REGISTER MY WRISTBAND?

Registering your wristband is mandatory and ensures that your wristband remains yours all weekend long. View Wristband Registration Information.


2013 DATES & LOCATION

October 4-6 & 11-13, 2013

11:00am - 10:00pm

Zilker Park

Austin, Texas, USA


GREENING EFFORTS

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.


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.


AM I ALLOWED TO EXIT & RE-ENTER?

3-Day Passholders are allowed to enter and exit the festival as needed up to 5 times per day. You must be scanned upon exit at the gate in order to re-enter that same day.


DO I PAY FULL PRICE FOR MY CHILD?

Children 10 years-old and younger will be admitted free of charge with a ticket-holding adult.


GETTING TO THE FESTIVAL

Check out information on Transportation and Parking to view details on shuttles, parking, street closures & other transportation information.


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
  • Blankets
  • Umbrellas (small hand-held style)
  • Empty soft-sided coolers (small sized only, approx. 10"L x 7"W x 7"H) (no ice or ice packs allowed)
  • 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
  • Binoculars
  • Personal Handheld Walkie Talkies
  • Personal cameras, including digital cameras, DSLR's with stock lenses, point-and-shoot cameras and traditional film cameras.
PROHIBITED
  • 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
  • Ice or ice packs
  • 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
  • Fireworks
  • Explosives
  • Large umbrellas
  • Non-collapsible chairs
  • Hard-sided coolers
  • Tents
  • Pets (except service dogs)
  • Video equipment. No video recording will be allowed.
  • Professional cameras, including detachable zoom lenses, flashes, tripods, monopods and any other professional recording equipment.
  • 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
For additional questions about allowed and prohibited items, e-mail us at info@aclfestival.com.

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.

After the Festival, you can inquire about lost items here.


ADA ACCESS ACCOMMODATIONS

ACL Festival wants to ensure that all fans can enjoy the show. Click here for a comprehensive overview of the Festival's Access Program. Feel free to write access@aclfestival.com with any questions.

The Austin City Limits Music Festival features sign language interpreters at select shows. See the schedule of interpreted acts. At the Festival, ASL interpreters will be stationed in the Access Center just inside of the Barton Springs entrance.


I REALLY WANT TO READ YOUR LEGALESE, WHERE IS IT?

Rain or Shine.

Ticket is for ACL Festival, not for a specific artist. Artists and schedule subject to change without notice. Artist cancellation is not grounds for refund. The ticket is a revocable license for the time/date listed on the ticket.

"Management" means C3 Presents, LLC, and their affiliates. Management reserves the right without the refund of any portion of the ticket purchase price, to refuse admission or to eject any person who fails to comply with the rules of the venue, local, state or federal law or whose conduct is deemed illegal, disorderly, or offensive by Management. Persons entering the facility are subject to search for contraband. Ticket user bears all risks of personal injury incidental to the event, whether occurring before, during or after the event. Ticket user bears all risks, including cancellation of the event and of inclement weather. The resale or attempted resale of the ticket higher than that appearing on the ticket is prohibited and if discovered will result in the ticket being voided without refund. The ticket may not be used for advertising promotion (including contests and sweepstakes), or other trade purposes without the express written consent of Management. Ticket user consents to Management's use of their image or likeness incidental to any video display, transmission, or recording of the event.

View the rest of the legalese on our Legal & Privacy Page.


HELPFUL LINKS

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HELPFUL LINKS

I HAVE A QUESTION THAT WASN'T ANSWERED HERE, WHAT NOW?

No worry, e-mail us at info@aclfestival.com. We receive a large number of e-mails each day, please be patient and we will respond to your e-mail in the order it is received.


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: info@aclfestival.com.