AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin City Limits — one of the biggest music festivals in the world — is just eight weeks away, and if you haven’t properly budgeted your money for the expenses, you could end up paying more than you think.
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One in four Americans who attended a music festival this past year are still paying off a debt related to that festival, according to Matt Schulz, Chief Industry Analyst for Compare Cards by Lending Tree.
A report says a lot of people are going into debt in the name of hearing their favorite bands live.
Fifty-five percent of those surveyed say they’re spending more now than in years past.
How much are tickets?
For some perspective, here’s a break down of one-day general admission, entry-level tickets for the most recent of these American music festivals.
- Coachella — $429, according to Business Insider
- Lollapalooza — $130, according to Newsweek
- Austin City Limits — $105, according to ACL
Meanwhile, the most expensive ACL ticket — a three-day platinum package featuring unlimited cocktails, a private shaded deck and special access across the festival — will put you back $3,600.
The Austin City Limits festival will be held Oct. 4-6 and 11-13 in Zilker Park. Fest responsibly, Austin!