The Austin City Limits (ACL) festival has once again come to a close, leaving music lovers with unforgettable memories and a yearning for more. Over the course of two weekends, Zilker Park was transformed into a musical wonderland, showcasing a diverse lineup of artists from various genres. From rock to hip-hop, country to electronic, ACL had something for everyone, solidifying its reputation as one of the premier music festivals in the world.
The festival kicked off with a bang, as headliners like Kendric Lamar, the Foo Fighters, and Mumford and Sons took to the stage, captivating the massive crowds with their electrifying performances. The festival may not have started off like Kendric Lamar wanted to, but he made sure to use every minute he was allotted to entertain his fans. During their performance of “The Best of You,” the Foo Fighters invited Shania Twain on stage to sing along.
Beyond the music, ACL also offered a wide array of food vendors, art installations, and interactive experiences, ensuring that attendees had a truly immersive festival experience. Bonus Tracks returned featuring a conversation with Dave Grohl, of the Foo Fighters, and Brene Brown on the “Music that Moves Us,” and the always popular “Bob’s Dance Shop.” This year’s festival featured an aerial drone light show and the annular solar eclipse, which had everyone looking up at the sky.
Below is a look back on the most memorable moments from ACL Fest 2023.
As we bid farewell to another incredible year of Austin City Limits, the countdown to next year’s festival has already begun. With its stellar lineup, immersive experiences, and vibrant atmosphere, ACL continues to set the bar high for music festivals around the world. Until then, we’ll cherish the memories made and eagerly await the return of this musical extravaganza.
Brian Maass is a native Austinite who has a passion for music, travel and sharing his experiences through his camera lens. He lives in Round Rock, Texas, with his wife Dana Kent Maass and their faithful dog Chester.