Billie Eilish, Stevie Nicks, DaBaby, George Strait to Headline Austin City Limits Festival

Austin City Limits 2021
Courtesy Austin City Limits 2021

Billie Eilish, George Strait, Stevie Nicks, Miley Cyrus, Rüfüs Du Sol, DaBaby, Erykah Badu, Megan Thee Stallion, and Doja Cat are the top-billed performers for the 20 th anniversary Austin City Limits Music Festival, which returns at full capacity this fall. ACL Fest 2021 will take place across eight stages at Zilker Park, October 1-3 and October 8-10.  Three-Day Tickets go on sale today at 12pm CT via www.aclfestival.com.

Also on the lineup are Modest Mouse, Phoebe Bridgers, Jack Harlow, Jon Pardi, Finneas, Chet Faker (Weekend One), Dermot Kennedy, Tierra Whack, Tanya Tucker (Weekend One), Omar Apollo, Trixie Mattel (Weekend Two) and more. Additional acts will be announced soon.

More than 20 Texans are on this year’s bill, including George Strait, Erykah Badu, Megan Thee Stallion, Black Pumas, St. Vincent (Weekend One), Marc Rebillet, Surfaces, Dayglow, Missio, Charley Crockett, Heartless Bastards (Weekend Two), Asleep at the Wheel (Weekend One), Nané, Riders Against the Storm (Weekend Two), Mike Melinoe (Weekend 2), Deezie Brown (Weekend One) and more.

Three-Day General Admission Tickets for both weekends will be available at www.aclfestival.com starting at 12pm CT today.  3-Day GA+ Tickets, 3-Day VIP and Platinum Tickets and Hotel Packages are also available.  Starting in 2021, VIP ticketholders will now enjoy two private lounges with viewing decks offering exceptional sightlines of the two main stages, and Platinum guest have the best seats in the house with exclusive viewing at six stages.  1-Day General Admission Tickets, 1-Day GA+ Tickets, 1-Day VIP Tickets, and 1-Day Platinum Tickets will be available later in the year.

“Music is coming back strong to the Live Music Capital of the World,” said Austin Mayor Steve Adler. “The return of Austin City Limits as an in-person festival celebrates that our efforts as a community to become vaccinated are working. Health and safety remain our top priority, and we will work closely with the organizers and Austin Public Health to ensure ACL Fest is in line with our health standards. We must continue to get everyone vaccinated and keep up our success.”

According to the announcement, public safety of fans, artists and staff remains a top priority. It notes that ACL Fest organizers are in regular communication with local health and public safety officials and will follow current recommendations and guidelines at the time of the festival. As the weekends approach, ACL Fest patrons will receive regular updates with important information regarding safety policies and procedures before entering Zilker Park, and which will also be shared at www.aclfestival.com, on social media and via the ACL Fest Email List. ACL Fest is excited to partner with the City of Austin and Austin Public Health to encourage vaccination in the months prior to the festival. Learn more about getting FREE vaccine without an appointment or registration at AustinTexas.gov/Covid19-vaccines or if you are coming from out of town, visit Vaccines.gov to find the nearest vaccine provider near you.

“Austin City Limits 2021 is a result of successful vaccine efforts and more than a year’s worth of protection measures,” said Austin-Travis County Interim Health Authority Dr. Mark Escott. “Taking the shot is our shot at getting things back to normal and we envision this happening before October if we stay the course as a community. Thank you to all those who have done their part and took the vaccine and to ACL who will utilize their broad voice to encourage vaccination in the months leading to their monumental event.”

Austin City Limits Music Festival is supported by American Express, Honda, Miller Lite, T-Mobile, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, BMI, Karbach Brewing Co. and Lifeway Kefir.