Best ACL Moments

15 awesome music moments from the first weekend of ACL Fest 2016


ACL Austin City Limits Music Festival 2016 Radiohead Thom Yorke
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ACL Austin City Limits Music Festival 2016 Kendrick Lamar
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ACL Austin City Limits Music Festival 2016 M83
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ACL Austin City Limits Music Festival 2016 LL Cool J
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ACL Austin City Limits Music Festival 2016 RZA Banks & Steelz
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ACL Austin City Limits Music Festival 2016 Young the Giant
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ACL Austin City Limits Music Festival 2016 Die Antwood
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ACL Austin City Limits Music Festival 2016 Andrew Bird
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ACL Austin City Limits Music Festival 2016 Chairlift
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ACL Austin City Limits Music Festival 2016 Miike Snow
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ACL Austin City Limits Music Festival 2016 LCD Soundsystem Nancy Whang
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ACL Austin City Limits Music Festival 2016 Bob Moses
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ACL Austin City Limits Music Festival 2016 Pete Yorn
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ACL Austin City Limits Music Festival 2016 Liza Anne
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ACL Austin City Limits Music Festival 2016 Melanie Martinez
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The first weekend of Austin City Limits Music Festival 2016 was one for the books. The festival celebrated its 15th anniversary with some of the biggest headliners in the game. Take a look at our gallery highlighting favorite musical moments from the weekend.

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Radiohead killed during their first-ever ACL Fest appearance on Friday.

Kendrick Lamar closed out Saturday night with his relentless flow and hard-hitting lyrics.

M83 got the crowd dancing on Friday and then followed it up with an after show at ACL Live on Saturday.

LL Cool J and DJ Z-Trip took festivalgoers back to the golden era of hip-hop.

RZA of Wu Tang Clan teamed up with Paul Banks of Interpol for their new project, Banks & Steelz.

Young the Giant, hot off of an August album release, drew a huge crowd Sunday night.

South African rap duo Die Antwoord pushed boundaries with lewd visuals and multiple costume changes.

Andrew Bird and his band enchanted a rowdy Saturday crowd.

Synthpop band Chairlift returned to Austin after a buzzy SXSW appearance earlier this year.

Swedish group Miike Snow.

Nancy Whang of Sunday headliner LCD Soundsystem. 

Electronic band Bob Moses, known for entertaining live performance. 

Multi-instrumentalist Pete Yorn played hits spanning his 15-year career.

Liza Anne kicked off the festival Friday with laid-back tunes.

Melanie Martinez, known for her audition on The Voice, created a child-like playground on the ACL stage.

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