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Austin City Limits Music Festival 2018
October 5 - October 14
Expect big names headlining: Paul McCartney, Metallica, Childish Gambino, Arctic Monkeys when the state capital of Texas welcomes the Austin City Limits Music Festival on 5-7 and 12-14 October.
How to Get to the Austin City Limits Music Festival 2017
Held out at Zilker Park, the music begins at 11am and goes on to ten at night over eight stages. Free shuttles are available from downtown, cycling there is encouraged with ride share schemes in place, though, best of all, there is a walkers trail with amenities that takes you straight there.
Tickets for Austin City Limits Music Festival 2018
Three types of ticket are on offer: General, which essentially gains you entry; VIP, with shaded viewing deck, a VIP bar, spa and a grove to relax in; and finally, Platinum with a viewing deck close to the main stage, better viewing areas for five stages, an exclusive bar, private entry to the event, spa, golf cart transportation, wifi, your own locker/charger, access to after shows, and exclusive dining.
The park itself has a range of outlets selling food (including vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free), and drink, though free filtered water is available at specific stations. Also, there is a section for charities and non-governmental organisations seeking like-minded people. Elsewhere you will find a market area and a kiddie park which the under 10s aren’t charged for – as long as they don’t try to sneak in without you.
Things to Do in Austin Texas
Also in Austin there is kayaking on Lady Bird Lake, paddle boarding on Lou Neff Point, or river tubing, tours to see bats, haunted bars and craft beers, the State Capitol building and the historic centre. The most bizarre is the Cathedral of Junk, a wry monument to reconsidering lifestyle choices that destroy the planet, though as this is a private project it is by appointment only.
For an alternative take on American festivals, why not fly to the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta?
Flights to Austin Texas
The Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is the main entry point for international travellers. It is directly served by Aeromexico, Air Canada, British Airways, Condor and Norwegian, amongst others.
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