ACL Moving to Two Weekends in 2013
October 8, 2012 Leave a comment
From ACL News, First Posted on October 2, 2012
It’s official. We’re having twins! The Austin City Limits Music Festival will bring dual weekends of music to Zilker Park in 2013. After many consecutive years of sell-out crowds, the festival is doubling down to accommodate more fans next October!
“Every year we hear from longtime fans that they’ve missed out on buying tickets because of the speed at which the festival sells out,” says Charlie Jones, partner at C3 Presents. “The expansion will allow more people the chance to experience ACL, and we are grateful to the fans, the neighborhood associations, KLRU, and the City of Austin for their continued support of the Festival.”
Although talent and scheduling details have yet to be nailed down, one thing is certain – having two back-to-back weekends of performances from the biggest names in music will create a week-long celebration that further solidifies Austin’s claim to the title of Live Music Capital of the World.
Two weekends will also mean a greater investment in Austin’s green spaces. Since 2006, the Festival has provided $6 million to Austin’s parks for improvements around the city. One of the most significant projects funded by the ACL Festival was the 2009 Zilker Park renovation, a rewarding endeavor with results that today benefit all who enjoy this beautiful Austin landmark.