Live music: the all-time Austin attraction. With the exciting combination of popular bands, great food, and lots of people, Austin City Limits Music Festival is coming up quickly and DSHS is ready!
Each year, ACL has many big-name bands and artists that attend and perform live on eight stages, active from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. each day during the festival.
“I never look at the set list,” sophomore Maddi Newcomb said. “I think it’s fun to be surprised!” Although Newcomb and others express a desire to be spontaneously impressed, others will attend to support their favorite bands and artists.
“I’m most excited to see Cage the Elephant,” senior Hunter Gentry said.
This year, some of the top artists include Kendrick Lamar, Mumford and Sons, Radiohead, Willie Nelson, Flume, Band of Horses, and Local Natives.
Even if you’re not big on music, ACL is also known for the food. “There’s a lot of food stands that are really good and I enjoy the festival’s atmosphere,” Gentry said.
As it seems, anyone who has been to ACL once is bound to go back again. Newcomb and Gentry both intend to return and have attended previous festivals. For all prospective ACL goers, tickets are almost completely sold out with some availability on Sundays.
From Sept. 30-Oct. 2 and Oct. 7-Oct. 9, ACL Fest will bring thousands of people from across the country and several from our very own high school, who really enjoy hanging out, eating great food, and listening to great music.
Written by Emily Curran