ACL Fest 2019
ACL 2019

ACL Music Fest's first weekend sets stage for scorching performances from Lizzo, Cardi B, and more


Austin City Limits Music Festival 2019 Lizzo
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Austin City Limits Music Festival 2019 The Cure
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Austin City Limits Music Festival 2019 Cardi B
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Austin City Limits Music Festival 2019 kacey musgraves
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Austin City Limits Music Festival 2019 crowd
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Austin City Limits Music Festival 2019 James blake
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Austin City Limits Music Festival 2019 Thom Yorke
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Austin City Limits Music Festival 2019 Jenny Lewis
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Austin City Limits Music Festival 2019 tame impala
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Austin City Limits Music Festival 2019 crowd
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Austin City Limits Music Festival 2019 banks
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Austin City Limits Music Festival 2019 kali uchis
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Austin City Limits Music Festival 2019 black pistol fire
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Austin City Limits Music Festival 2019 idles
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Austin City Limits Music Festival 2019 tierra whack
Austin City Limits Music Festival 2019 roger sellers
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Austin City Limits Music Festival 2019 crowd
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Austin City Limits Music Festival 2019 skyline stage zilker park
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Austin City Limits Music Festival 2019 fidlar
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Austin City Limits Music Festival 2019 alesia lani
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Austin City Limits Music Festival 2019 k flay
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Austin City Limits Music Festival 2019 weyes blood
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Austin City Limits Music Festival 2019 faye webster
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Austin City Limits Music Festival 2019 crowd
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Austin City Limits Music Festival 2019 king princess
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Austin City Limits Music Festival 2019 shura
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The first weekend of Austin City Limits Music Fest 2019 offered three days of brutal temps and blazing hot performances from the likes of Lizzo, Cardi B, Childish Gambino, Jenny Lewis, and more. Let's take a look at the performers who had us awestruck, the outfits that had us bugeyed, and the fans who reminded us why we fell in love with music in the first place. 

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Queen Lizzo conquered Austin City Limits Festival on a stage that was much too small for the superstar’s crowd. The group went so far back that it merged with headliner Cardi B’s crowd.

Masters of the love song, The Cure closed out ACL Friday night and gave those in attendance who had never seen the British legends a chance to check another box of their bucket list.

Only Cardi B can get away with a 30-minute delay and still bring the house down. The rap icon closed out Weekend One on Sunday night at the Honda Stage.

Hitting right at golden hour was Texas sweetheart Kacey Musgraves, whose fans donned pink cowboy hats along the rails in tribute to their cowgirl.

One of the many fans to wait through the blistering heat to see Kacey Musgraves ... in a pink cowboy hat, of course.

Multi-instrumentalist James Blake made the journey from the UK to treat fans at the Miller Stage on Saturday night.

Also hailing from the UK was Radiohead's Thom Yorke who appeared with Thom York Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes. The Brit played songs from his five solo albums.

Ex-Rilo Keily superstar Jenny Lewis was a crowd favorite for those waiting at the VRBO stage Friday evening. 

Kevin Parker of Tame Impala basking in the green light of the Honda Stage.

This dude loves all things '80s!

BANKS graced the Miller Lite stage with her choreographed set Sunday evening.

Donning a full on ninja-style mask in the Saturday heat, Kali Uchis whipped her waist-long braid across the Miller Lite stage.

Austin rock-duo Black Pistol Fire shredded the stage in only a way that Black Pistol Fire can do.

Coming off a sold-out ACL Late Nite show at the Mohawk on Saturday night, IDLES were up "bright and early" to bring their raucous set to the main stage Sunday afternoon.

Tierra Whack was recently mentioned as a favorite by super starlet Billie Eilish. The crowd at the T-Mobile stage seemed to reflect the 17-year-old’s sentiments as they packed in tightly and sang loudly.

Local homie Roger Sellers did what he does best and looped his way through a Saturday morning opening set on the Honda Stage.

Sometimes the emotions of being against the rail for your favorite artist are just too much to contain.

Weekend One temperatures soared high into the 90s, but those with Weekend Two wristbands should be in for a real treat as highs are predicted to be in the mid-70s.

FIDLAR thrashed around on the American Express stage as they’ve done time and time again in club settings.

Austin’s own Alesia Lani had a huge week of buildup leading into her 1:15 pm set on the T-Mobile stage Friday afternoon — and showed exactly why.

Grammy-nominated artist K.Flay owned the VRBO stage Friday afternoon.

Weyes Blood brought their hypnotic music to the BMI stage on Friday and for 45 minutes, the audience forgot about the heat.

 Riding the wave of her latest release "Atlanta Millionaires Club," Atlantan Faye Webster produced a stunning set on the BMI stage Sunday afternoon.

Dusk brought a much needed reprieve and attendees got their second wind as they prepared for the headliners.

Shura gave the crowd at the BMI stage as memorable a performance as she did the night before at 3Ten during one of the festival's coveted Late Nite shows.

The explosive King Princess takes a breather after an energetic set on the Honda Stage.