Heavy Rains Force ACL Sunday Cancellation
The Cure's Robert Smith Saturday night, before the rains came
Photos by Jim Bricker
Due to heavy rains that began shortly after the Cure played "Friday I'm In Love" Saturday night and continued for several hours, this morning the Austin City Limits Music Festival announced on its Web site that Sunday's portion of the three-day event has been cancelled.
"Our first priority is always the safety of our fans, staff and artists," said Shelby Meade, communications director for ACL producer C3 Presents. "We regret having to cancel the show today, but safety always comes first."
ACL also experienced a brief shower during Queens of the Stone Age's set Friday night.
The Austin area is currently under a flash flood watch until 7 p.m. According to the Austin American-Statesman, the Barton Creek area of Austin had seen more than 11 inches of rain overnight.
According to C3, ticketholders are entitled to a refund of one-third of the cost of a weekend pass, based on original ticket price paid, and will be distributed via check from Front Gate Tickets within three weeks.
— ACL Festival (@aclfestival) October 13, 2013
Sabrina Carpenter: The De-Tour
TicketsSun., Jul. 30, 7:00pm
I Love The 90's: The Party Continues Tour
TicketsSun., Jul. 30, 7:30pm
2 Chainz - Pretty Girls Like Trap Music Tour 2017
TicketsFri., Aug. 4, 7:00pm
TicketsSat., Aug. 5, 8:00pm
Summer Slaughter Tour
TicketsMon., Aug. 7, 2:00pm
ACL had been in the middle of its second weekend of almost nearly identical lineups. Although the second weekend was officially sold out, crowds seemed much lighter than in years past.
This is the first outright cancellation of a day in the festival's 12-year history.
ROCKS OFF'S GREATEST HITS
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter Our daily newsletter delivers quick clicks to keep you in the know
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in Houston, delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday.