Austin City Limits Music Festival 2007

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photo / Alison Groves 
Happening September 14–16 at Zilker Park

Drawing over 65,000 people a day, ACL Festival has quickly become one of the country’s best known music festivals – and it’s only been around since 2002. This year’s festival features big names such as Bob Dylan, The White Stripes, Bjork, Arcade Fire, Wilco, and more.

Tickets

Unfortunately, three-day passes are sold out, and so are tickets for Saturday only. You can still get tickets for Friday only and Sunday only by going here. We hear Craigslist’s Tickets section is a promising place to pick up three-day passes a few days before the festival.

The lineup

Find out who’s playing at ACL Fest here. That Other Paper will be interviewing many of the lesser known bands playing at the festival to help you decide who you’re going to see. As we publish more band previews, we’ll list them on this page.

Make a schedule

Sure, ACL has its own official online schedule maker. But why not take advantage of fancy new internet technology and check out Bill’s Map. It’s a mashup of Google Maps and YouTube to show you exactly which stages the bands will be playing on as well as a music video to sample their sounds. Go get ‘em.

Where to park

Parking near Zilker Park is a bad idea, unless you want to park in a neighbor’s driveway for $40. Your best bet if you aren’t within biking distance or if you can’t get a friend to drop you off is to park near 4th and Guadalupe Streets downtown and take the free shuttle to Zilker Park.

Another option for parking: The Austin Elks Lodge at 700 Dawson Rd (about one mile from Zilker Park) is charging $15 per day to park in their lot. Proceeds go to the Texas Elks’ project for handicapped children.

What to bring

ACL goers can bring in a backpack (frameless). We suggest packing it with sunscreen, two 1-liter bottles of water (that’s the maximum you’re allowed to bring in), cash, a camera, and your ID. Packing a blanket (one that you don’t mind getting dirty) is another good idea; you can also bring a chair, but that means you’re going to have to carry it around.