Well, it’s here. The Austin City Limits Festival has kicked off at Zilker Park, and thousands of revelers have descended upon Austin. If you’re planning on avoiding the festival entirely, you’ve come to the right place.
Celebrating its 15th anniversary, the festival is likely to bring in as many as 450,000 attendees to Central Austin, according to estimates from C3 Presents, and traffic closures have already begun.
If you plan on getting anywhere near Zilker, you will likely be sucked into a giant, gnarled web of traffic.
The second weekend of Austin City Limits starts today. There’s one difference from last week—Florence and the Machine is headlining Sunday night instead of The Strokes. And Modest Mouse is playing instead of Alabama Shakes. If you look at the line up overall, Florence Welch and Brittany Howard, the lead singer of Alabama Shakes, are the only female performers in the top ten performing slots. It’s a trend seen at music festivals across the country.