Austin City Limits returns for its 20th anniversary in 2021, and will take place on the weekend's of October 1-3 and 8-10. The lineup has just been announced and headliners include George Strait, Billie Eilish, Stevie Nicks, Miley Cyrus, Rufus Du Sol, Dababy and Erykah Badu.
Organizers said more than 20 of the artists are from Texas, including Strait, Badu, Megan Thee Stallion, Black Pumas, St. Vincent (Weekend One), Marc Rebillet, Surfaces, Dayglow, Missio, Charley Crockett, Heartless Bastards (Weekend Two), Asleep at the Wheel (Weekend One), Nané, Riders Against the Storm (Weekend Two), Mike Melinoe (Weekend Two), Deezie Brown (Weekend One).
You can check out the entire ACL 2021 lineup at the bottom of this post.
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How Much Are Austin City Limits Passes
On the secondary market ticket prices have been trending downward recently, and now in some cases prices are below face value. Weekend One, 3-Day GA Passes start at $249, down from $611 just after the on sale. 3-Day GA+ Passes start at $609, and 3-Day VIP Passes start at $846, down from $1,377 just a few weeks ago.
Single-Day GA Passes start at $163 for Friday, $216 for Saturday, and $146 for Sunday.
Weekend two 3-Day GA Passes start at $328, 3-Day GA+ Passes start at $772, and 3-Day VIP Passes start at $846.
Single-Day GA Passes for weekend two start at $201 for Friday, $254 for Saturday, and $163 for Sunday.
A very limited amount of Single-Day GA+ Passes and Single-Day VIP Passes are also available for each weekend, and prices start at around $400.
On the primary market, face value tickets sold out on May 25th.
What Are Austin City Limits Buying Options
Perks for GA+, VIP and Platinum Passes are listed below:
GA+ Pass perks include seating in a private, shaded lounge, air-conditioned restrooms, full-service bar with preferred pricing on water, sodas beer, wine, and cocktails, food for purchase from Austin's renowned dining scene, jumbo screen with live streaming of the Festival stages, lawn games and more.
3-Day VIP passes get you unlimited access to two VIP lounges, and two viewing decks with exceptional sightlines of the two main stages. Other perks include a dedicated Festival entrance lane at main entrances, complimentary all-day beer, wine, and specialty cocktails in both VIP Grove locations, complimentary all-day dining with Festival favorites and gourmet specialties, spa treatments, lawn games, concierge services, and more, and preferred pricing for locker rentals with mobile charging.
3-Day Platinum Passes include, access to the Platinum Lounge, elevated viewing of the American Express main stage, up-close, prime viewing areas at six stages, all-day, complimentary dining and beverages, golf cart transportation between the Platinum Festival entrances, Lounge, and front-of-stage viewing areas, two private entries into the Festival grounds with golf cart transportation to the Platinum Lounge, spa treatments, lawn games, concierge services and more, complimentary locker with mobile charging, and more.
2021 Austin City Limits Information
Specifics on health and safety protocols, including capacity restrictions, have not yet been announced.
"The safety of fans, artists and staff remains our top priority. ACL Fest organizers are in regular communication with local health and public safety officials and will follow current recommendations and guidelines in place at the time of the festival," festival communications said. "As the weekends approach, ACL Fest patrons will receive regular updates with important information regarding safety policies and procedures before entering Zilker Park."
Austin City Limits 2021 Lineup
How To Get To ACL Festival
As the name suggests, this is a city festival. As such, have a plan for how you’ll arrive on each of the festival days. There is no festival parking, which means you can stay in downtown Austin and walk, take public transportation or grab an Uber. ACL also provides free shuttles that leave from Republic Square Park and they’ll also drop you back off at night after the festival is over, which is a great option for anyone who doesn't want to worry about how to get home.
Read more about how to get to Austin City Limits.
How To Get The Most Out Of Austin City Limits
Keep track of all your favorite performers, which stage they’re on, and what time they’re playing with the official ACL app. Set your personal lineup ahead of time so you don’t miss any acts you'll regret...and get to the stage early if you want a good spot!
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