The 2018 Austin City Limits Festival (aka ACL Festival) takes place October 5 – 7 and October 12 – 14 at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas. The event features an eclectic lineup of performers, with Paul McCartney, Metallica, and Childish Gambino as headliners.
The daily lineups for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday have been announced and single-day tickets are now on sale.
The Friday lineup for both weekends includes Paul McCartney, Odesza, The National, Khalid, Hozier, David Byrne, Father John Misty, and more
Saturday lineup includes Metallica, Travis Scott (week 2), Chvrches, Deftones, Justice. St. Vincent, Brandi Carlile, and more
Sunday lineup includes Childish Gambino, Arctic Monkeys, Travis Scott (week 2), Sylvan Esso, Illenium, Janelle Monae, and more
Three-day passes are available for purchase through the festival website for $255 + fees and singe day tickets are $100 + fees.
The festival site is Zilker Park, a 350+ acre park with frontage on the Colorado River and Barton Creek. The festival operates a free shuttle that runs between Republic Square Park in downtown Austin and the festival site at Zilker Park.
If you need a place to stay, one of the downtown hotels located near the festival shuttle bus stop at Republic Square Park would be a good option. W Austin, Wyndham Austin, JW Marriott Austin, InterContinental Stephen F. Austin, and Aloft Austin Downtown are all within walking distance of the shuttle stop.