Although its second edition is still a little more than a month away, the Austin City Limits Music Festival will be around for at least another five years.
Although its second edition is still a little more than a month away, the Austin City Limits Music Festival will be around for at least another five years. Event producer Capital Sports & Entertainment (CSE) has pacted with SBC Communications, which will underwrite the multi-day Texas music festival and the PBS live music series from which it takes its name and inspiration.
The deal comes as "Austin City Limits" prepares to enter its 29th season. In related news, CSE will co-produce the show with Austin's KLRU-TV beginning with its 30th season.
"With [SBC's] help we will be able to bring this Festival to Austin for the next five years," CSE principal Bill Stapleton said in a statement. "To be associated with such an icon as the 'Austin City Limits' television show, is truly an honor. CSE is looking forward to enhancing the brand of ACL and working together for years to come."
As previously reported, the sophomore Austin City Limits Music Festival will take place Sept. 19-21 in the Texas capital's Zilker Park. More than 130 acts -- including R.E.M., Al Green, Liz Phair, Ben Harper, Rosanne Cash, Dwight Yoakam, String Cheese Incident and Lucinda Williams -- will perform across eight stages. The full lineup and day-to-day schedule is available on the event's Web site.
Three-day passes for the festival are priced at $70 through noon on Saturday (Aug. 16), when the cost will rise to $75. Beginning that day, single day tickets will also be made available for $30. Tickets are available through the Web site, as is information on hotel and air packages.