You spoke and we listened – this year we’ve added more shade, a family-friendly entrance, upgraded facilities around the park and more. Check out all of the new additions we’re making to the park this year to improve your ACL Fest experience.


We’re opening up the park so you’ve got more legroom, and we’re making sure there is plenty of shade to go around. The Rock Island Stage has been relocated for better crowd flow, and we’re opening up new spaces for fans to relax at Rock Island and in the South End of Zilker Park. There you’ll find even more shade and easy access to Austin Kiddie Limits, along with new amenities like the Miller Lite Game Hall and Wine Down, ACL’s brand new wine bar. Grabbing a bite at ACL Eats and a cold one at the expanded Barton Springs Beer Hall just got better too with added shade and picnic tables while you take a load off in between sets.


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When nature calls we’ve got you covered with improved restroom facilities throughout Zilker Park. This year every restroom in the park will be upgraded to environmentally friendly, flushable toilets.

We’ve made it even easier to cool off and stay healthy while you’re at the fest. This year you’ll see more CamelBak Hydration Stations providing free water as well as more Misting Stations throughout the park.


Want a healthy snack? Introducing The Bodegas: Snacks, Goods, And More. The ACL Bodegas are one-stop shops where you can buy snacks, fresh fruit, trail mix, plus festival survival needs like sunscreen and ponchos.

Get ready to shop. We’ve expanded the ACL Festival Store to a full indoor retail shopping experience. Take a break from the music, enjoy the air conditioning, and browse the racks of 15th Anniversary ACL Fest merch.


Austin Kiddie Limits presented by Lifeway has a new home under the lush, shaded South End of Zilker Park! Bring the kiddos through our new Family Friendly Entrance off Barton Springs Road to quickly enter the new location (closes at 7pm daily), or look for stroller-friendly family lanes at both main gates.


Once you’re in the park visit the Tag-a-Kid kiosk at the Family Friendly Entrance or at an Info Tent, where parents can register their kids with the festival and receive an RFID wristband. In the event that a child is separated from their parent, we have a reliable and fast way to reunite them.


Platinum just got even brighter. We’ve added new perks to ACL’s ultimate ticket, elevating our most exclusive experience to the next level. The Luxury, Air-Conditioned Platinum Lounge has relocated to a tree-filled oasis in the South End of Zilker Park, with direct access to the VIP Grove. Skip the line at the main gates and enter the festival through our new Platinum Entrance on Barton Springs Road. Once you’re in, enjoy Exclusive Viewing areas in front of stages to get up close and personal with your favorite bands. Unique to the Platinum experience, you’ll be treated to lunch and dinner prepared daily by celebrity chefs and special wine tastings from the Austin Hope Wine Collection, all curated by the Austin Food + Wine Festival. Once you’re ready to go back to the front row, stash your belongings in your own complimentary locker, complete with phone charging.

You’ll still have all the perks of Platinum from before: A Premium drink selection, Golf Cart shuttles between stages, Transportation to and from Zilker Park from the Platinum-Only Hospitality Lounge now located at the South Congress Hotel, and more.

Platinum Tickets are still available. Check out our Tickets page to get the full list of amenities and to purchase your tickets.


Join Feast Under The Stars between Weekends One & Two on Thursday, October 6th at Zilker Park! We’re rolling out the tabletops and linens for a one-of-a-kind dining experience that offers a locally sourced, 5-course meal — each prepared by six award winning chefs. Wine will be provided by Austin Hope Wine Collection.

Bask in the glow of the evening with select wine pairings for each course, while the chefs reveal the creative approach to their dishes. What better way to appetize your palate than with this once-in-a-lifetime experience? Get your tickets now.


ACL Fest is proud to call Zilker Park our home. In celebration of our 10 year partnership, the Austin Parks Foundation will be on-site at the festival with giveaways, prizes, and information on how your ticket purchase has helped to beautify, maintain, and improve Austin parks.



Sunday GA Tickets and VIP & Platinum Tickets are still available! Check out our Tickets page for more information, and get yours today before they’re gone.

Posted: September 12, 2016