Even when blessed with two weekends of music, some Austinites just can’t get enough of the Austin City Limits Music Festival. On August 21, fest owners C3 Presents gave those fans cause to celebrate by revealing the lineup for the official Late Night Shows running October 4-14.
The annual gigs offer fest-goers a chance to see their favorite acts in a much more intimate setting than the teeming Zilker Park. The shows also solve the vexing problem of what to do when two artists have intersecting set times.
Notable names this year include Masseducation singer St. Vincent, indie faves The National, garage rockers Parquet Courts, and '90s greats The Breeders. The lineup also features legendary Talking Heads frontman David Byrne at the Bass Concert Hall October 10 for a show that is sure to take full advantage of the venue’s acoustics.
Scattered in are a few lesser-known acts at smaller clubs like the Parish, Vulcan Gas Company, Scoot Inn, and the Mohawk, the kind scheduled so early as to be missed during ACL because of the previous night’s debauchery. Those shows are usually affordably priced, giving access to a wider swatch of music-lovers.
To snag presale codes issued on August 22, fans have to register on the C3 Concerts E-List by 11:59 pm. Tickets for the general public go on sale at 10 am on August 24.
For those who want to get the most out of ACL, full weekend passes are still available at $255 (plus fees) a pop. Big spenders can score the $3,600 Platinum ticket package, which includes swanky perks like free drinks, bites from top Austin chefs, private entries, spa treatments, and premium viewing platforms.