FESTIVALS

ACL Fest 2017

Weekend One: Oct. 6-8, 2017
Weekend Two: Oct. 13-15, 2017
Zilker Park, aclfestival.com

In 2002, two Austin institutions – the long-running public television music showcase, Austin City Limits, and the city’s beloved, 351-acre Zilker Park – combined forces for the first ACL Festival. Thanks to homegrown mega promoters C3 Presents, they’ve been making sweet music together ever since. Headliners have included Radiohead, Stevie Wonder, Eminem, Bob Dylan, Foo Fighters, Björk, Massive Attack, Al Green, Wilco, and Beck.

Texas Platters Hall of Fame
Texas Platters Hall of Fame
Pop polymath Mobley extols Solange

Sept. 20, 2018

PHOTOS: ACL 2017: Artists Behind the Scenes
Photos by David Brendan Hall

Mon., Oct. 16, 2017

PHOTOS: ACL 2017: Scenes from the Fest
Photos by Alfredo Rodriguez, Coka Trevino, Monserrat Sanchez, and Rachel Miller

Mon., Oct. 16, 2017

PHOTOS: ACL 2017: Sunday, Second Weekend
Photos by David Brendan Hall, Gary Miller, Jana Birchum, and Shelley Hiam

Mon., Oct. 16, 2017

ACL Review: White Reaper
White Reaper
Clash meets Go-Go’s meets Pixies meets Thin Lizzy

Oct. 16, 2017

ACL Review: Songhoy Blues
Songhoy Blues
Defiant Malians inspire dance party

Oct. 16, 2017

ACL Review: Middle Kids
Middle Kids
Rookie Aussies debut alt-rock potential

Oct. 16, 2017

ACL Review: Midland
Midland
Grinning hipster flair with contemporary country appeal

Oct. 16, 2017

ACL Review: Tank & the Bangas
Tank & the Bangas
Mardi Gras in Zilker Park!

Oct. 16, 2017

PHOTOS: ACL 2017: Saturday, Second Weekend
Photos by David Brendan Hall, Gary Miller, Jana Birchum, John Anderson, and Shelley Hiam

Sun., Oct. 15, 2017

ACL Review: Tove Lo
Tove Lo
Swedish sensation bares all

Oct. 15, 2017

ACL Review: Spoon
Spoon
Homegrown indie rock heroes enter Tom Petty territory

Oct. 15, 2017

ACL Review: Black Angels
Black Angels
Austin psych lords lower the doom

Oct. 15, 2017

ACL Review: Glass Animals
Glass Animals
Electro-pop Brits thunder

Oct. 15, 2017

ACL Review: Nick Hakim
Nick Hakim
D.C. virtuoso offers a surrealistic tour de fource

Oct. 15, 2017

ACL Review: Tash Sultana
Tash Sultana
Aussie debuts one-woman show at her first U.S. fest

Oct. 15, 2017

ACL Review: Vulfpeck
Vulfpeck
Sessionistas bring the Midwestern funk party

Oct. 14, 2017

ACL Review: James Vincent McMorrow
James Vincent McMorrow
The Celtic Bon Iver

Oct. 14, 2017

ACL Review: Hamilton Leithauser
Hamilton Leithauser
Ex-Walkmen singer’s professionalism edges out intensity

Oct. 14, 2017

ACL Review: Ron Gallo
Ron Gallo
Philly garage rocker’s aim is true

Oct. 14, 2017

ACL Review: Annabelle Chairlegs
Annabelle Chairlegs
Austin’s Joplin-esque Lindsey Mackin cuts like a knife

Oct. 14, 2017

PHOTOS: ACL 2017: Friday, Second Weekend
Photos by David Brendan Hall, Gary Miller, and John Anderson

Sat., Oct. 14, 2017

<i>AC</i> Food Fight: Frozen Desserts
AC Food Fight: Frozen Desserts
Which one of these frozen desserts is the best bet?

Oct. 12, 2017

Friday ACL Fest Picks
Friday Picks
Five must-see Austin acts!

Oct. 12, 2017

Friday ACL Fest Platter: Ron Gallo
Friday ACL Fest Platter: Ron Gallo
Heavy Meta (Record Review)

Oct. 12, 2017

Saturday ACL Fest Picks
Saturday Picks
One Aussie and five Austinites we like on Saturday

Oct. 12, 2017

Saturday ACL Fest Interview: Benjamin Booker
Saturday Interview: Benjamin Booker
3pm, Miller Lite stage

Oct. 12, 2017

Saturday ACL Fest Interview: Glass Animals
Saturday Interview: Glass Animals
6pm, Honda stage

Oct. 12, 2017

Blackfoot Gypsies
Blackfoot Gypsies
To the Top (Record Review)

Oct. 12, 2017

Nick Hakim
Nick Hakim
Green Twins (Record Review)

Oct. 12, 2017

Sunday ACL Fest Picks
Sunday Picks
Oakland, New Orleans, and New Zealand – that's where our head's at today

Oct. 12, 2017

Sunday ACL Fest Interview: Deap Vally
Sunday Interview: Deap Vally
12:30pm, American Express stage

Oct. 12, 2017

Sunday ACL Fest Interview: Songhoy Blues
Sunday Interview: Songhoy Blues
3:15pm, BMI stage

Oct. 12, 2017

Sunday ACL Fest Interview: Vance Joy
Sunday Interview: Vance Joy
7:15pm, Miller Lite Stage

Oct. 12, 2017

Sunday ACL Fest Platter: Okey Dokey
Okey Dokey
Love You, Mean It (Record Review)

Oct. 12, 2017

Sunday ACL Fest Platter: Midland
Midland
On the Rocks (Record Review)

Oct. 12, 2017

Sunday ACL Fest Platter: White Reaper
White Reaper
The World's Best American Band (Record Review)

Oct. 12, 2017

ACL Fest 2017
Killers

Oct. 12, 2017

ACL Review: Killers
Killers
Bland and uninspiring

Oct. 9, 2017

ACL Review: Gorillaz
Gorillaz
Damon Albarn’s cartoon supergroup transcends

Oct. 9, 2017

ACL Review: Run the Jewels
Run the Jewels
Rap duo hoists the black flag

Oct. 9, 2017

ACL Review: First Aid Kit
First Aid Kit
The Söderberg sound evolves but remains magical

Oct. 9, 2017

PHOTOS: ACL 2017: Sunday, First Weekend
Photos by David Brendan Hall, Gary Miller, Jana Birchum, John Anderson, and Shelley Hiam

Mon., Oct. 9, 2017

ACL Review: Growlers
Growlers
Diminished surf-psych Cali crew maintains

Oct. 9, 2017

ACL Review: DRAM
DRAM
Virginia MC charms, amuses, seduces

Oct. 9, 2017

ACL Review: Whitney
Whitney
A rootsy propensity for a good time

Oct. 9, 2017

ACL Review: Danny Brown
Danny Brown
Detroit rapper reigns over the mosh pit

Oct. 9, 2017

ACL Review: Jamila Woods
Jamila Woods
Lyrical fist of the black female experience

Oct. 9, 2017

ACL Review: Jacob Banks
Jacob Banks
Londoner’s voice has “next big thing” written all over it

Oct. 9, 2017

ACL Review: Red Hot Chili Peppers
RHCP
Flea and company kill it

Oct. 8, 2017

ACL Review: Chance the Rapper
Chance the Rapper
God-fearing Chicago rapper preaches to the converted

Oct. 8, 2017

ACL Review: Rüfüs du Sol
Rüfüs du Sol
Down Under EDM troupe pushes into mainstream pop

Oct. 8, 2017

PHOTOS: ACL 2017: Saturday, First Weekend
Photos by Gary Miller, Jana Birchum, John Anderson, Photo by David Brendan Hall, and Shelley Hiam

Sun., Oct. 8, 2017

ACL Review: Ice Cube
Ice Cube
N.W.A rapper hasn’t been subsumed into actor

Oct. 8, 2017

ACL Review: Angel Olsen
Angel Olsen
An operatic Patti Smith or just a daydream?

Oct. 8, 2017

ACL Review: Cody Jinks
Cody Jinks
Ft. Worth outlaw contends for Southern rock mantle

Oct. 8, 2017

ACL Review: Thundercat
Thundercat
Bass prodigy resurrects Seventies fusion

Oct. 8, 2017

ACL Review: A$AP Ferg
A$AP Ferg
A$AP Mob MC works the mainstage like a Top 40 vet

Oct. 8, 2017

ACL Review: Car Seat Headrest
Car Seat Headrest
College rockers eschew Tom Petty for Neil Young

Oct. 8, 2017

ACL Review: Parker Millsap
Parker Millsap
Oklahoman singer-songwriter exorcises his inner punk

Oct. 8, 2017

ACL Review: Traveller
Traveller
Roots songwriting collective is no joke

Oct. 8, 2017

ACL Review: Ought
Ought
Montreal post-punks rouse Saturday morning slumber

Oct. 8, 2017

ACL Review: Jay-Z
Jay-Z
King MC brings his A game

Oct. 7, 2017

ACL Review: The xx
The xx
London trio’s minimalism turns maximum on mainstage

Oct. 7, 2017

ACL Review: Solange
Solange
The other Knowles sister chronicles black America

Oct. 7, 2017

ACL Review: Ryan Adams
Ryan Adams
Americana’s ex-enfant terrible delivers the hits

Oct. 7, 2017

PHOTOS: ACL 2017: Friday, First Weekend
Photos by David Brendan Hall, Gary Miller, Jana Birchum, John Anderson, and Shelley Hiam

Sat., Oct. 7, 2017

ACL Review: Bonobo
Bonobo
UK spinner’s live band aesthetic turns epic

Oct. 7, 2017

ACL Review: Skepta
Skepta
MC locksteps the crowd with infectious, street-level bangers

Oct. 7, 2017

ACL Review: La Femme
La Femme
French electro rhythms and vintage acid rock

Oct. 7, 2017

ACL Review: Lukas Nelson
Lukas Nelson
Willie’s kid proves his own Americana rockist

Oct. 7, 2017

ACL Review: Lemon Twigs
Lemon Twigs
New school Sixties/Seventies pomp and circumstance

Oct. 7, 2017

ACL Review: (Sandy) Alex G
Sandy Alex G
Frank Ocean collabo steps center stage with his own sonic kinks

Oct. 7, 2017

Friday ACL Fest Picks
Friday Picks

Oct. 5, 2017

<i>AC</i> Food Fight: Burgers
AC Food Fight: Burgers
We dream of cheeseburgers at ACL Eats

Oct. 5, 2017

Friday ACL Fest Interview: Jonny P
Friday Interview: Jonny P
Modern soul man tackles the Top 40 while staying true to himself

Oct. 5, 2017

ACL Eats Vendor List 2017
ACL Eats Vendor List 2017

Oct. 5, 2017

Friday ACL Fest Interview: Hamilton Leithauser
Friday Interview: Hamilton Leithauser
Former Walkmen frontman continues into new sonic territories

Oct. 5, 2017

Friday ACL Fest Record Reviews
Methyl Ethel
Everything Is Forgotten (4AD)

Oct. 5, 2017

Friday ACL Fest Record Reviews
(Sandy) Alex G
Rocket (Domino)

Oct. 5, 2017

Friday ACL Fest Record Reviews
Mutemath
Play Dead (Wojtek)

Oct. 5, 2017

Friday ACL Fest Record Reviews
James Vincent McMorrow
True Care (James Mahogany Books)

Oct. 5, 2017

Friday ACL Fest Record Reviews
The Lemon Twigs
Do Hollywood (4AD)

Oct. 5, 2017

Friday ACL Fest Record Reviews
Royal Blood
How Did We Get So Dark? (Warner Bros.)

Oct. 5, 2017

Friday ACL Fest Record Reviews
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
(Fantasy Records)

Oct. 5, 2017

Friday ACL Fest Record Reviews
Bonobo
Migration (Ninja Tune)

Oct. 5, 2017

Friday ACL Fest Record Reviews
Ryan Adams
Prisoner (Blue Note)

Oct. 5, 2017

Friday ACL Fest Face-Off: The xx vs. Jay-Z
Friday Face-Off: The xx vs. Jay-Z
Compare the headliners!

Oct. 5, 2017

Friday Locals
Friday Locals

Oct. 5, 2017

Saturday ACL Fest Picks
Saturday Picks

Oct. 5, 2017

Saturday ACL Fest Interview: Ought
Saturday Interview: Ought
Refreshed sounds and selves accompany post-punk quartet after break

Oct. 5, 2017

Saturday ACL Fest Interview: Parker Millsap
Saturday Interview: Parker Millsap
Oklahoma crooner assumes lives of others and sings their stories

Oct. 5, 2017

Saturday ACL Fest Record Reviews
Muna
About U (RCA)

Oct. 5, 2017

Saturday ACL Fest Record Reviews
Mondo Cozmo
Plastic Soul (Republic)

Oct. 5, 2017

Saturday ACL Fest Record Reviews
Pumarosa
The Witch (Fiction/Caroline)

Oct. 5, 2017

Saturday ACL Fest Record Reviews
Allan Rayman
Roadhouse 01 (Communion)

Oct. 5, 2017

Saturday ACL Fest Record Reviews
Benjamin Booker
Witness (ATO/Rough Trade)

Oct. 5, 2017

Saturday ACL Fest Face-Off: Red Hot Chili Peppers vs. Silent Disco
Saturday Face-Off: Red Hot Chili Peppers vs. Silent Disco
Compare the headliners!

Oct. 5, 2017

Saturday ACL Fest Bass-Off: Vulfpeck's Joe Dart vs. Thundercat
Saturday Bass-Off: Vulfpeck's Joe Dart vs. Thundercat
Compare the headliners!

Oct. 5, 2017

Saturday Locals
Saturday Locals

Oct. 5, 2017

Sunday ACL Fest Picks
Sunday Picks

Oct. 5, 2017

Sunday ACL Fest Interview: Tank & the Bangas
Sunday Interview: Tank & the Bangas
Poetry fuels the lyrics of New Orleans band

Oct. 5, 2017

Sunday ACL Fest Interview: Middle Kids
Sunday Interview: Middle Kids
Elton John-endorsed trio captures feelings as they rock out

Oct. 5, 2017

Sunday ACL Fest Interview: Whitney
Sunday Interview: Whitney
Caring words and soothing melodies define country soul duo from Windy City

Oct. 5, 2017

Sunday ACL Fest Interview: First Aid Kit
Sunday Interview: First Aid Kit
Swedish sisters take rock songs toward topical matters

Oct. 5, 2017

Sunday ACL Fest Record Reviews
Jacob Banks
The Boy Who Cried Freedom (Darkroom/Interscope)

Oct. 5, 2017

Sunday ACL Fest Record Reviews
The Growlers
City Club (Cult Records)

Oct. 5, 2017

Sunday ACL Fest Record Reviews
Run the Jewels
RTJ 3 (Run the Jewels Inc.)

Oct. 5, 2017

Sunday ACL Fest Record Reviews
Badbadnotgood
IV (Innovative Leisure)

Oct. 5, 2017

Sunday ACL Fest Record Reviews
Portugal the Man
Woodstock (Atlantic)

Oct. 5, 2017

Sunday ACL Fest Face-Off: Gorillaz vs. The Killers
Sunday Face-Off: Gorillaz vs. The Killers
Compare the headliners!

Oct. 5, 2017

Is ACL Fest Local Mobley Austin's Bill Withers?
Is Local Mobley Austin's Bill Withers?
First-weekend act transforms hardship into post-genre pop

Oct. 5, 2017

Playback: A Music Snob’s Guide to ACL Fest
Playback: A Music Snob’s Guide to
There’s more to any ACL Fest list than meets the eye

Oct. 5, 2017

ACL Festival Transportation Guide
Transpo Guide
Minimize the hassle of getting to and from the fest

Oct. 3, 2017

Police Chief: ACL Fest Will Be “Safest Part of the City”
Police Chief: Will Be “Safest Part of the City”
Shooting at Las Vegas festival prompts press conference on security

Oct. 2, 2017

Playback: Sunday Morning Coming Down
Playback: Sunday Morning Coming Down
Last Sunday marked the death of two Austin music connectors; plus, in regard to local public policy, Mayor Steve Adler calls

May 25, 2017

Jay Z Added to ACL Fest
Jay Z Added to
Late-breaking addition to the festival blueprint

May 4, 2017

ACL Fest 2017 Lineup: Chance, Chilis, Gorillaz
2017 Lineup: Chance, Chilis, Gorillaz
Lineup sticks to the formula

May 4, 2017

Check out our coverage of ACL Fest 2018.

Previous ACL Fest coverage:
2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

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