ACL Fest 2022 map. Photo provided.
ACL Fest 2022 map. Photo provided.

The 21st Annual Austin City Limits Music Festival is set for liftoff this Friday, October 7. It will run 10/07-10/09 this week, as well as 10/14-10/16 next weekend. Single-day tickets still remain. 

Austin Parks Foundation is presenting ACL Fest’s signature greening programs for both weekends of the festival this year on October 7-9 and 14-16. As the primary beneficiary of ACL Music Festival, APF will be back on the festival grounds to lead volunteer operations of several sustainable practices that make a significant impact on keeping the festival green and clean.


Rock & Recycle encourages festival attendees to pick up a bag of recyclables from the grounds in exchange for a specially designed ACL Fest lineup tee. Divert It! enlists volunteers to encourage and educate fans by helping them compost, recycle and send less waste to landfills. Water refill stations encourage ACL Fest fans to bring a reusable water bottles to reduce waste.

Bonus Tracks

The official Bonus Tracks schedule has arrived! Get ready to create connections, move your body, and open your mind at the Bonus Tracks Stage. This year’s lineup features appearances by Noah Cyrus, Bob’s Dance Shop, Extragrams Drag Entertainment, and more.

Artist Preview

This will mark our first time covering the festival, and have been connecting with bands to get background information on different acts. Dive into in-depth preview coverage. 

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

The band will be performing on the American Express Stage at 6:00 p.m. both weekends on Friday. Hulu will be live streaming their set of high-altitude rock music for the first weekend at 6:00 p.m. CST for those unable to make it to the festival. 

The band recently returned to “The Tonight Show” to perform a stirring rendition of the fan favorite “Face Down in the Moment.” 

Billy Strings

Bluegrass mixed with acoustic rock is set to overtake the T Mobile stage both weekends on Friday. Their first-weekend set will be live streamed starting at 8:15 on Hulu. The set actually starts at 7:00 p.m. CST on-site. 

Billy Strings recently announced Me/And/Dad, the first album he’s recorded with his father, Terry Barber, and will be released November 18 via Rounder Records. In addition to Strings and Barber, the album features an all-star band including bassist Mike Bub, mandolinist Ron McCoury, banjo player Rob McCoury, and fiddler Michael Cleveland as well as special guest appearances by Jerry Douglas, Jason Carter, and Strings’ mother, Debra Barber, who sings on the final track, “I Heard My Mother Weeping.”

"As long as I can remember, I wanted to make a record with my dad. I’ve been burning up and down the highways the last 12 years, and as time slips away, you start thinking, ‘I need to make time.’ It’s been a bucket list thing for me, something I’ve been afraid I wouldn’t find the time to do. And that scared me; not doing this record scared me." - Billy Strings

Aside from the remaining single-day tickets at ACL, the band has a string of sold-out dates this month, including their late-night shows at Stubbs. 


This year, ZHU released a mixtape titled “Musical Chairs Mixtape Vol 1”, toured with Swedish House Mafia, headlined some of the largest festivals in the world (Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits, to name a few), previewed his own fashion line NIGHTDAY during his EDC set in Las Vegas and will be capping the year off with 2 sold out shows at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado. The electronic beats will be on the Miller Lite stage starting at 7:00 p.m. CST.


Last month, Diplo shared five new remixes of tracks off his latest self-titled album from DJ Tennis and his Life and Death label roster.

“I’ve admired Manfredi (DJ Tennis) as a producer, DJ, label owner and friend for years now,” Diplo says. “His Life and Death imprint has been one of the most consistent labels in house music for a long time, and when we started the Higher Ground concept, he was one of the first guys that understood what we were trying to do: break down genre boundaries and tie sounds and scenes together. Manfredi supported us from the beginning. As a result, there's great energy between Higher Ground and Life and Death, we’ve played a bunch of shows together and we’re constantly trading music. When I dropped my self-titled album this year, I thought it would be a great opportunity to make something together, so we put together this pack of remixes.” - Diplo

Pro Tips for Attending ACL Fest 2022

  • WELCOME GUIDE: Check out the Welcome Guide – your go-to resource for a successful festival weekend.
  • GETTING HERE: There are plenty of ways to get to ACL Fest! There is no parking at Zilker Park or in the surrounding neighborhood. Check out our Getting Here & Getting Home resources for more info.
  • ENTRY TIMES: Festival gates open at 12:00 p.m. on Friday and 11:00 a.m. on Saturday & Sunday, both weekends. See you at Zilker Park!
  • BOX OFFICES: The ACL Fest Box Offices are located adjacent to the East & West Entrances on Barton Springs Road as well as on Stratford Drive. The Pre-Fest Box Office will be open Thursday, 10/5 & 10/12 at the Palmer Events Center from 11 AM – 7 PM.
  • ALLOWED & PROHIBITED ITEMS: Each person and their belongings are subject to search before entering ACL Fest! Be sure to check out our Allowed & Prohibited items before heading to the festival.