Guns N Roses, Mumford & Sons, Childish Gambino, Cardi B and others among the performers
The 2019 Austin City Limits Music Festival returns with a powerhouse lineup featuring Guns N’ Roses, Mumford & Sons, Childish Gambino, The Cure, Cardi B (Weekend One), Billie Eilish, Tame Impala, and Robyn (Weekend Two). This fully-loaded bill marks Guns N’ Roses’ first show in Austin since 1993 and their first-ever ACL Fest performance. This year also represents first time ACL Fest performances from superstars Cardi B, Billie Eilish and Robyn, while Mumford & Sons and The Cure will make triumphant returns alongside a highly anticipated set by Childish Gambino, who was forced to cancel his ACL headlining performance in 2018 due to injury. Kacey Musgraves, The Raconteurs, Gary Clark Jr., Lizzo, Thom Yorke Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes, James Blake, Lil Uzi Vert, 21 Savage, Tyler Childers, Third Eye Blind (Weekend Two), Rebelution, GRiZ, RL Grime, Jenny Lewis, BANKS, The Kooks (Weekend One), Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers, Chris Shiflett and many more will take the stage for the 18th Annual Austin City Limits Music Festival, taking place October 4-6th and October 11-13th at Zilker Park in Austin, TX. Tickets available at aclfestival.com.
This year’s diverse bill also includes a sonically wide range of new and established female artists from around the world, including Lizzo, King Princess, Kali Uchis, Rosalía(Spain), Lauren Daigle, Jenny Lewis, BANKS, Sigrid (Norway), Natalia Lafourcade (Mexico), K.Flay, Bea Miller, Joseph, Koffee (Jamaica), The Aces, Cherry Glazerr, Men I Trust (Canada), Monsieur Periné (Colombia), Weyes Blood (Weekend One), Yola (England – Weekend Two), Karol Conka (Brazil – Weekend Two), Delacey (England – Weekend One), and many more. Austin City Limits Music Festival has a proud tradition of celebrating Texan artists, and this year is no exception. This year’s crop of homegrown talent includes Kacey Musgraves, Gary Clark Jr., Asleep at the Wheel (Weekend One), Black Pistol Fire, Megan Thee Stallion (Weekend Two), Pike and Sutton (Weekend Two), Blackillac (Weekend Two), Night Cap (Weekend One), Otis the Destroyer (Weekend One), Abhi The Nomad (Weekend Two), Jane Ellen Bryant (Weekend Two), Alesia Lani (Weekend One), Kady Rain (Weekend Two), Stone Wheels (Weekend One) and more.
Zilker Park has been the home of the Austin City Limits Music Festival for the past 18 years. Since 2006, ACL Festival, in partnership with Austin Parks Foundation, has generated more than $35 million towards improvements to Zilker Park and parks across the city, and in 2018 alone, through a percentage of ticket sales, fans of ACL Fest contributed $5.1 million to improving Austin’s public parks, trails and green spaces.
New this year is GA+, the ideal ticket for those looking to step up their ACL Fest experience with additional perks. GA+ is a brand-new private lounge featuring shade, lounge seating, air-conditioned restrooms and complimentary water and soft drinks. GA+ fans will be able to purchase beer, wine and cocktails from a full-service bar, as well as food from some of Austin’s favorite restaurants.
Three Day General Admission Tickets for both weekends are available at aclfestival.com. Three Day VIP and Platinum Tickets and Hotel Packages are also available. VIP ticketholders will enjoy a shaded viewing deck with exceptional sightlines of the main stage, as well as the VIP-Platinum bar located at Rock Island, the perfect place to grab a cold beer or glass of wine while roaming the festival grounds. A full list of VIP and Platinum amenities can be viewed here. Music fans ages ten and under will be admitted free of charge accompanied by a ticketed adult. Single Day General Admission Tickets, 1-Day VIP Tickets and 1-Day Platinum Tickets will be available later in the year.
Austin City Limits Music Festival is generously sponsored by American Express, Honda, Miller Lite, VRBO, BMI, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Karbach Brewing Co., and Lifeway Kefir.
Author: Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.