Posted in music | tour dates on August 16, 2012

ACL Fest 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)

Following in Coachella's footsteps...

The Austin City Council just voted unanimously to allow C3 Presents [who also own Lollapalooza] to expand the Austin City Limits Music Festival at Zilker Park to two weekends next year.

The resolution states that City Manager Marc Ott is encouraged "to negotiate and execute an agreement with C3 Presents to include an additional weekend event for the Austin City Limits Music Festival," beginning next year. - [KUT News]

What's next, the ACL Cruise? As the article mentions, this takes effect in 2013. Meanwhile, the one-weekend, sold-out 2012 ACL Fest happens October 12 - 14.

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Comments (12)

dumb

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2012 2:00 PM

SO dumb

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2012 2:28 PM

Is this better for tourists? Cause I live in Austin and I agree DUMB

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2012 2:34 PM

Let's just do a whole fucking month!

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2012 2:36 PM

Changed that douchey picture pretty fast, huh?

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2012 2:36 PM

Headlining this year:
Everyone who released an album.

#consume

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2012 3:10 PM

#TooManyFestivals #Overkill #UnsustainableToTheFestivalEcosystem
#ModernNuMetal

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2012 3:46 PM

they did same thing w/ Coachella couple yrs ago. wonder how that's working.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2012 6:39 PM

Get ready for some backlash, out-of-towners, because the locals don't like this one bit.

Posted by Austin local | August 17, 2012 12:25 PM

A good insight and ideas.. I will use it in my article. You’ve obviously spent a lot of time on this. Congratulations!

Posted by jocuri | August 28, 2012 5:38 AM

This is ah TERRIBLE TERRIBLE IDEA... These CA$H MAD MONEY MEN will ruin it and run it into the ground.

These a.ssholes plan is to leave the Christmas Tree up year round.
Its already to the point of insanity with ah different festival every dad-gum week end of the month.

Posted by Coondawg @ Austin TeXas | September 21, 2012 4:18 AM

nice to see it sold out.

Posted by jordon | July 23, 2013 4:20 PM

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