Posted in music on October 8, 2010

Welcome to ACL 2010! (photo by Tim Griffin)
Austin City Limits

Another year of the Austin City Limits Music Festival is underway. It is a weekend tens of thousands of people have been waiting for.

The festival began just as it always has, with the Star Wars theme song blasting through the park.

The crowd of ticket holders lined up at the gate began pouring into the park around 11:00 a.m. Friday.

Visitors came in from across the world; different cities, states, and countries. Festival coordinators estimate about 65,000 people will attend the festival each day.

Most people got their tickets within hours of them going on sale. Others were not so lucky. One man wearing an Event Staff shirt says he found a different route inside the festival gates.

"I'm working, but it's a positive thing. I get to listen to the music, you know, from so many different bands. I have to stay in my work area, but I get to still listen to all the music and enjoy all of the people coming in," he said.

There are eight stages set up at Zilker Park for the festival; 130 bands will perform on the stages, which is about 40 a day. [KVUE]

The Austin City Limits festival at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas kicks off today and runs through Sunday (10/8 - 10/10). If you haven't arranged flights/hotels by now you can check out the fest from the comfort of your home. Stream the webcast from the fest at the ACL site. They'll have performances from Vampire Weekend, Spoon, The Sword, Sonic Youth, The xx, LCD Soundsystem, Yeasayer, Gogol Bordello, The National, Band of Horses and others.

And we'll have more pictures by Tim Griffin coming soon.

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Comments (9)

I may take a trip down for this...
I LOVE that Tex-Mex hummus!

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2010 2:15 PM

Wish I was there this year....best festival I've ever attended!

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2010 2:34 PM

"Wish I was there this year....best festival I've ever attended!"

what other fests have you been to?

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2010 2:52 PM

I hope it gets torn up. Get it? Get it!? Haha

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2010 3:14 PM

hummus comments never get old.

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2010 3:38 PM

wow, crap lineup. even if i liked crappy mainstream music this lineup sucks.
austin sucks anyways. they think they are the music capital but on a daily basis nyc has way more music to choose from. no band skips nyc unless they are something like def leppard and do better in long island.. but you can't say every band hits austin.

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2010 6:00 PM

"phish and eagles? why am i not there??"
-the hippie jock that lives upstairs from me. and my dad.

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2010 11:32 PM

it's the same bands all over again.

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2010 11:38 PM

nyc fucking suck

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2010 8:39 PM

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