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How much are ACL tickets? Austin music festival shares 2022 lineup

Bruno Cooke May 10, 2022
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Austin City Limits (ACL) music festival has announced its 2022 lineup, and Early Access tickets go on sale at 12pm CT (6pm GMT) today – how much are they, and are prices set to rise?

How much are tickets to ACL 2022?

The price of a single American Express (Amex) Early Access general admission ticket to Austin City Limits music festival 2022 is $295.

Layaway plans start at $25, but a 3-day general admission ticket will ultimately cost the same: $295. Or, possibly, more – the ACL website advertises that Layaway plan tickets “start at” $295.

Note also that the $295 price tag grants entry to a single weekend of Austin City Limits – the entire festival runs over two weekends. Access to both weekends will therefore cost $590 in total.

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Austin City Limits tickets come at several other prices, too

$295 is the minimum you can spend on a ticket to ACL 2022. Not only is it the price of an Early Access pass – meaning the general access price may be higher – it is also the lowest tier ticket available.

Which isn’t to say there’s anything wrong with it. It grants access to Zilker Park for three days, and includes access to 130+ bands on eight stages; food options from 35 “local chefs and restaurants”, including vegan options; and bars.

The next tier up is General Admission Plus. GA+ ticket holders will have access to shaded seating, air-conditioned restrooms, cheaper alcohol, free soda, lawn games and a “jumbo screen” with live streaming of the festival stages. 

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General Admission Plus tickets appear to have sold out already. Amex Early Access VIP tickets are available for $1400, for weekend two; likewise Platinum tickets are available for weekend two, for $4,750.

Finally, 3-day hotel packages are available starting at $2,450 for weekend one and/or two. Hotel options include Hilton Austin and the Hyatt Regency.

When do ACL tickets go on sale?

Tickets to ACL 2022 go on sale at 12 noon CDT (5pm GMT) on Tuesday, 10 May 2022. 

The lineup includes the Red Hot Chili Peppers, SZA, Paramore, Flume, Lil Nas X, Arlo Parks, Robert Glasper, Charlotte Cardin, The Spiritualettes, and many more.

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On Twitter, people have been sharing their thoughts on the lineup. Most are positive. However, one seems to think that 2015 was “peak ACL”; another shared what appears to be a joke lineup, ahead of the actual lineup’s release today.

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Bruno is a novelist, amateur screenwriter and journalist with interests in digital media, storytelling, film and politics. He’s lived in France, China, Sri Lanka and the Philippines, but returned to the UK for a degree (and because of the pandemic) in 2020. His articles have appeared in Groundviews, Forge Press and The Friday Poem, and most are readable on Medium or onurbicycle.com.