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ACL makes plans to go virtual this year
(C3 Presents)

Austin City Limits normally takes place in Zilker Park in October but was canceled this year due to the pandemic. However, it will be putting on a virtual festival.

For those still mourning the loss of Austin City Limits 2020, fear not, as the festival goes digital this year.

Though no dates or lineups have been announced, Emmett Beliveau, a spokesperson for Austin-based company C3 Presents, announced Tuesday, ACL will take a virtual form this year during a livestream for HAAM day, an annual fundraiser benefiting the Health Alliance of Austin Musicians.


"We are working on a very special virtual festival weekend for all of you," Beliveau said on the livestream.

While Beliveau instructed the audience to keep an eye on the ACL website for further information, no update has been posted as of 2 p.m. today.

Sandee Fenton, director of publicity for Fresh and Clean Media and C3, said there is no news as of yet but "details are coming soon."

Although a virtual festival of this size seems like a tall order, C3 already helped put on a virtual Lollapalooza from July 30 to Aug. 2. The event featured big names like Alabama Shakes, Chance the Rapper, Brockhampton, Lorde, Paul McCartney and Austin's own Gary Clark Jr.

While an in-person ACL is out of the question this year, ACL still plans to return in-person in 2021.

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