Shania Twain and Kendrick Lamar among headliners at Texas' hottest music fest of 2023
The 22nd annual Austin City Limits festival lineup is here, and it's got some gems that could make even the most anti-festv Texans want to go.
Headlining this year's festival are Kendrick Lamar, Foo Fighters, Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, Shania Twain (Weekend One only, as she has dates with Fort Worth and Dallas the following weekend), Odesza, Alanis Morissette, and Hozier. Also performing are The 1975 (Weekend Two only), Kali Uchis, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Maggie Rogers, Labrinth, Niall Horan, Tove Lo, Thirty Seconds to Mars, and many, many more.
The two weekends of revelry will take place October 6-8 and October 13-15, 2023, at Austin's Zilker Park. Three-day tickets go on sale Tuesday, May 9, at 12 noon via www.aclfestival.com. There are even layaway plans available, starting at $25 down. Plus as a new feature for 2023, all fees and shipping costs are included upfront, so there are no surprises when you go to the checkout.
The nine-stage event will also feature several Texas artists, including Cigarettes After Sex, Tanya Tucker, d4dv, Randall King, and more. Some of the Austin-area artists include Asleep At The Wheel (one of the only constants at Austin City Limits from year to year), Ben Kweller, and Die Spitz, a gritty femme punk band making their ACL debut. A few more Texas artists play just one weekend: The Mars Volta and Jane Leo will play only for Weekend One, while Jimmy Vaughn and Tilt-A-Whirl Band and Penny & Sparrow play for Weekend Two only.
Also expected during the 2023 festival is its "Bonus Tracks" programming, which brings talks and interviews to a small stage, with past appearances including San Antonio-born public speaker and researcher Brené Brown, Austin yoga teacher Kate Waitzkin, KUTX hip-hop podcasters The Breaks, and more. Stay tuned for that announcement later this summer. Austin Kiddie Limits has also booked music for fans ages 8 and under, with a full lineup and programming to be announced soon.
In addition to general admission tickets, 3-Day GA+ Tickets, 3-Day VIP, and Platinum Tickets, hotel packages are also available. VIP ticket holders will enjoy two private lounges with viewing decks for the two main stages, while Platinum guests have the best seats in the house with exclusive viewing at six stages.
GA ticket holders are also getting a new amenity for 2023. Instead of finding premium cocktails on the menu in select areas only, you'll now be able to order them on bar menus all throughout the festival.
Tickets for the 2023 ACL Festival can be found at aclfestival.com.