Earlier this month ACL Festival announced that it was officially expanding the Austin, Texas, event to two weekends in 2013. Pollstar reported in August that the weekends were tentatively scheduled but before the official proclamation could be made, the fest had to wait for city staffers to negotiate and sign the deal with ACL producer 3C Presents.
ACL 2013 will take place at Austin’s Zilker Park on back-to-back weekends Oct. 4-6 and Oct. 11-13.
“Every year we hear from longtime fans that they’ve missed out on buying tickets because of the speed at which the festival sells out,” says Charlie Jones, partner at C3 Presents. “The expansion will allow more people the chance to experience ACL, and we are grateful to the fans, the neighborhood associations, KLRU, and the City of Austin for their continued support of the Festival.”
So, about those $50 souvenir tickets. ACL Festival’s Facebook page says the passes – for both weekends – will go on sale “sometime this week without warning.”
After the surprise $50 souvenir onsale, the next chance to get tickets is the early bird onsale on Tuesday, Oct. 30. The 2012 early bird passes were priced at $185. Regular 3-day passes sold for $200 and single-day passes were $90.
To be one of the first fans to buy early bird passes, you’ll need to sign up for the official ACL festival email list by the end of the week. You’ll be sent an email Monday, Oct. 22 asking you to verify your email address and you’ll need to click the “verify” button by Friday, Oct. 26. A unique passcode for the onsale will be emailed to you on Monday, Oct. 29.
The 2012 ACL Festival rocked Austin last weekend, featuring performances from Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, The Black Keys, Jack White, Florence & The Machine, The Avett Brothers, Avicii, Alabama Shakes, The Roots, The Shins, Bassnectar, Rufus Wainwright, Iggy & The Stooges, Metric and more.
For more information visit ACLFestival.com.