Austin City Limits

2017 headline released


Via Twitter @aclfestival

The official 2017 Austin City Limits Music Festival lineup. This year’s lineup has received many mixed reviews.

by Austin Graham, Assistant Editor

Ladies and gentlemen, ravers and festival enthusiasts, it is that time of year again. The Austin City Limits Musical Festival lineup has been released for 2017, and it’s raging.

“What really drew me to ACL this year is that I really like the overall lineup,” senior Elza Taurins said. “I like it all, so I can go from small groups like the Rainbow Kitten Suprise to big performers like Chance the Rapper and The Killers.”

The festival takes place in Zilker Park and is known around the country, or even the world. The main headliners for this year are Jay-Z, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chance the Rapper, The Killers, The Gorillaz, Martin Garrix and the XX.

“This will be my first year going,” junior Lauren Pohl said. “I have high hopes because I’ve wanted to go for a really long time, but never had the opportunity to. I’m super excited because I really like the majority of bands and have wanted to see them live for a very long time.

This year’s lineup, as every year, is loved by some, and disliked by others. This lineup is mostly EDM and Alt. Rock heavy, however for those that like rap, there will be two rap legends there, as seen above, Jay-Z and straight outta Compton, Ice Cube. However, some were expecting a visit from Frank Ocean due to his concert activity after releasing Blonde and multiple singles, as well as his visits to many other festivals, but were let down.

“This will be my first year going to ACL as a college student, so I’m excited for that because I’ll hopefully have a bunch of new friends to enjoy it with,” senior Evan Hays said. “I’m least excited about the fact that this year’s lineup is possibly the worst ever. In a year where Coachella and other festivals were really stacked, ACL really needed to pull something better together.”

The festival is separated by six stages, an area to buy apparel and other items, and long line of food stands with local restaurants such as P. Terry’s, Torchy’s Tacos, and many more, and of course, the dreaded port-o-potties.

“What excited me about ACL is all of the people that come to Austin to visit and meeting new people,” sophomore Jack Johnson said. “I love that experience from going to ACL. Also the lineup is great this year. I’m really pumped to see Tove Lo and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.”

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