Austin City Limits Music Festival – Austin, TX


Each year, Zilker Park hosts two consecutive three-day weekends of music in a festival called Austin City Limits (ACL) Music Festival. ACL features more than 150 acts for approximately 450,000 fans and covers most musical genres, like rock, alternative, hip-hop, electronic, country, folk, and indie. 

The yearly music festival, hosted at Zilker Park takes place over two weekends in fall, making the entire attendance estimate to be nearly a half a million people. ACL is produced by C3 Presents, an Austin company producing many festivals around the country, including Lollapalooza in Chicago, IL. 

Check out the official Austin City Limits Music Festival Lineup
Check out the official Austin City Limits Music Festival Schedule

Visitor Details

What To Bring

Allowed Items

  • Blankets
  • 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)
  • Binoculars
  • Personal camera equipment, i.e. digital cameras, point-&-click digital cameras or film cameras. No detachable lenses of any kind.

Prohibited Items

  • 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
  • Fireworks
  • Explosives
  • Large umbrellas
  • Non-collapsible chairs
  • Hard-sided coolers
  • Tents
  • 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


Zilker Park
Austin, TX


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