ACL Fest Cancels Early Acts Due to Rain

First six acts today cut for later gate time

This just in from the ACL Fest press office: “Due to heavy rains overnight and into this morning, we will be delaying the start of ACL Festival today by one hour. Doors will open at 12pm with the first bands beginning at 12:30.”

And it continues:

“In order to maintain our 10pm curfew, we will unfortunately have to cancel the following performances:

Riders Against the Storm
Knifight
Chain Gang of 1974
Wesley Bray and the Disciples of Joy
The Nightowls
The Levites”

It thus appears that the first act on will be at the Austin Kiddie Limits stage with the Sugar Free Allstars going on when gates open. Better hurry for that one if it’s on your planner.

Last year, ACL Fest’s second Sunday was cancelled altogether when torrential rains unloaded directly onto Zilker Park. Here in central Austin where the Chronicle offices are located, the rain’s stopped and the sky is brightening. You’ll need your mud boots today nonetheless.

Austin’s Riders Against the Storm can’t out-surf this squall, but made a strong impression at their previous local music festival appearance, last month’s Weird City Hip-Hop Festival. (Photo by David Brendan Hall)

For more, check out our complete ACL 2014 Coverage.

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