If three days in October of nonstop entertainment and the best acts in the business were not enough for music lovers in the south, fear not. Austin City Limits (ACL) has added an additional weekend to the lineup for the 2013 festival.
San Antonio.- If three days in October of nonstop entertainment and the best acts in the business were not enough for music lovers in the south, fear not. Austin City Limits (ACL) has added an additional weekend to the lineup for the 2013 festival.
Details of next year’s festival such as attendance numbers and band lineups are not yet available; however organizers say that performances for the dual weekends will be mostly identical with a few surprises peppered throughout.
“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 announcement was made last week as C3 Presents, organizers of the Austin City Limits Music Festival, the Austin Parks and Recreation Department, the City of Austin, and the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau made it official.
“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,” Jones said.
After nine consecutive years of sell-out crowds, it was a no brainer for all parties involved.
Since 2006, the ACL has provided $6 million to Austin’s parks for improvements and projects around the city.
The most significant projects funded by the Austin City Limits Music Festival is the renovation of Zilker Park in 2009. This commitment will increase with two weekends, and will be based on a percentage of the Festival’s revenue according to festival representatives.
It’s a win-win for both the fans and city of Austin.
In addition, Austin’s economy is sure to feel a boost as festival goers fill hotel rooms, restaurants, music venues, and retail shops.
In 2011, ACL generated an estimated $106 million for the Austin economy over three days, with 59% of attendees visiting Austin for the event.
In 2013, Attendees can count on the same eclectic music for which the Austin City Limits brand is known, phenomenal local food and art, and an overall great time.
Sticking with tradition, three-day passes to the 2013 Festival will go on-sale soon after the 2012 event. Details for the pre-sale will be provided via the Festival’s email list and website.
This year’s ACL kicks off this weekend, October 12-14 in Zilker Park. An estimated 225,000 fans are expected to attend.