Austin City Limits may follow in the footsteps of Coachella and expand to a two weekend format in 2013. According to Statesman.com, ACL promoter C3 Presents is currently in talks with the City of Austin about adding a second three-day weekend to the festival, which would help meet increased demand. Recent editions of the festival, including the one in 2012, sold out just hours after tickets went on sale.
Under the current plan, next year’s ACL would take place October 4-6th and October 11-13th. In return, C3 would increase the money it donates each year to help improve Austin parks (including Auditorium Shores), pay for additional security and cleanup crews in surrounding neighborhoods during the festival, and keep a portion of the festival grounds — Zilker Park’s Great Lawn — open to the public during the four days between the two weekends.
The City Council will review and vote on the proposal shortly. We’ll keep you updated.
Regardless of the decision, this year’s Austin City Limits music festival spans just one weekend, October 12-14th, and promises Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Jack White, The Black Keys, Florence and the Machine, The Avett Brothers, The Roots, and more.