AUSTIN (KXAN) — The daily lineups for the Austin City Limits Music Festival were announced Tuesday morning, and single-day tickets are sold out, organizers say.
Tickets went on sale Tuesday at noon, and the ACL Festival Twitter account posted at 1:35 p.m. saying all tickets for the upcoming music festival are sold out.
Many people in the festival’s Twitter thread allege resellers and bots grabbed most of the tickets so they can be marked up well beyond face value. A single-day general admission ticket for ACL is listed at $135 on the concert’s website.
On StubHub, a popular ticket reselling site, single-day tickets are already being sold for more than double than what’s listed on ACL’s site.
Headliners for both weekends of the festival include George Strait, Billie Eilish, Stevie Nicks and Miley Cyrus. Strait and Cyrus will play on Friday both weekends while Eilish and Rufus Du Sol are billed for Saturday. Sunday’s headliners are Stevie Nicks and Dababy.
Three-day wristbands for both weekends of ACL Fest sold out on the very first day in less than three hours. Depending in the lineups by day, the single-day tickets are also expected to sell out fast.
“After an incredibly challenging year for the Austin community, artists, crews and the music industry in general, today’s sell out is a resounding message that fans are ready to gather safely and to see live music again,” said Amy Corbin, a promoter for festival owner C3 Presents.
20th anniversary? Not so fast…
ACL Fest is calling this its 20th anniversary, but technically that’s not the case.
The first ACL Music Fest was in 2002. The 20th anniversary of that show will be next year in 2022. That inaugural festival was a two-day event with five stages and 67 bands and was headlined by Ryan Adams, Pat Green and Wilco, and featured a very young Gary Clark Jr.
This year would have been the 20th ACL Music Festival, which is likely what festival organizers are still celebrating. But due to last year’s festival being canceled by the pandemic, this also is not the 20th ACL Music Fest — it’s the 19th.