Austin City Limits Music Festival has gone virtual this year, reimagined as a free, three-night online event combining past performances, behind the scenes footage and original content.
This weekend, October 9 -11, starting at 7p each evening, ACL Fest 2020 will feature past Zilker Park sets from Paul McCartney (2018), Radiohead (2016), St. Vincent (2018), LCD Soundsystem (2010), Alabama Shakes (2015), Willie Nelson (2016), Spoon (2017), Gary Clark Jr (2019), Phoenix (2018), Sylvan Esso (2018), The XX (2017), Juanes (2014), My Morning Jacket (2011), Billie Eilish (2019), and more.
The Austin music scene (outside the usual well-deserved suspects) is given a nod by including performances from seven ACL alums – Mélat, Paul Cauthen, Black Pumas, Otis The Destroyer, Mobley, and Jackie Venson – filmed recently in various local parks in partnership with the Austin Parks Foundation.
Noticeably missing from the event is any hip-hop or rap representation and there is an unbalanced male/female ratio.
Austin City Limits Festival is hoping to return to Zilker Park to celebrate their 20th anniversary in 2021. *Sweet Baby Jesus please and thank you.*
Since 2002, artists from all over the world have come to perform in Zilker Park for the annual ACL Festival. The past several years the KUTX live music crew post up backstage and create a portable stripped down “Studio 1A” of sorts.
While we wait for our VIP couch experience this October 9-11, may you enjoy this epic video playlist of some of our favorite ACL pop-up sessions including Lizzo, Alessia Cara, The Black Angels, Shakey Graves, Nick Hakim, Japanese Breakfast, Orville Peck, Lily Allen, Flor de Toloache, Eagles of Death Metal, Jamila Woods, First Aid Kit, and more. Just hit play!