Austin City Limits Music Festival is back for its 15th anniversary taking place over two weekends on September 30 – October 2 and October 7-9 at Zilker Park, in the heart of Austin, Texas. Created by C3 Presents, the brains behind Lollapalooza, ACL is one of the top festivals in American known for their incredible lineups featuring the hottest names in music with over 450,000 attendees each year. Keep reading for the top 5 acts we’re excited to check out.
Known for his eclectic sound mixing soul, hip hop and folk, Atlanta native Raury has been making waves since signing to Columbia Records in 2014. The release of his debut mixtape Indigo Child turned heads throughout the music industry, landing him in the studio with Lorde and earning him spots on The Hunger Games and FIFA 16 soundtracks.
When / Where: Friday, September 30 / Friday, October 7 at 1:00pm – HomeAway Stage
Canadian hip hop artist Jazz Cartier is a force to be reckoned with, and at only 23 years old, it’s clear that he’s just getting started. His career took off early last year with the release of his critically acclaimed mixtape Marauding in Paradise , earning him a nomination for the prestigious Polaris Music Prize and cementing his place among hip hop’s freshman class.
When / Where: Saturday, October 1 at 12:00pm – Cirrus Logic Stage
Gallant has become one of modern soul music’s most revered rising stars. His instant classic “Weight In Gold” has stacked up millions of plays, and his set at Coachella earlier this year was named “the #1 moment of the entire festival” by Billboard Magazine. With a standing ovation on The Tonight Show and a sold out tour with Sufjan Stevens under his belt, this new artist is on his way to becoming an American soul staple.
When / Where: Saturday, October 1 at 1:30pm – HomeAway Stage / Sunday, October 9 at 2:00pm – Honda Stage
British singer-songwriter Jack Garratt is a skilled multi-instumentalist whose unique solo performances landed him on Mumford and Sons’ 2015 UK tour, elevating his status among England’s recent explosion of young crooners. He’s currently touring on the back of his debut studio album Phase and has been steadily selling out venues around the world.
When / Where: Saturday, October 1 / Saturday, October 8 at 3:30pm – Cirrus Logic Stage
St. Paul and The Broken Bones are a classic soul band hailing from Birmingham, Alabama with a sound so authentic it takes you back in time. Their debut album Half The City received rave reviews from top publications and their finely-tuned stage show landed them an opening spot for The Rolling Stones.
When / Where: Sunday, October 2 / Sunday, October 9 at 5:00pm – HomeAway Stage