ACL Weekend 2: As Saturday commences full force, catch up on Friday’s acts

Mother and daughter Karen and Melinda Johnson dance to Walker Lukens and The Sidearms performance on the Miller Lite stage on the second day of weekend two of the 2016 Austin City Limits Festival at Zilker Park Oct. 8, 2016. Erika Rich for American-Statesman

Mother and daughter Karen and Melinda Johnson dance to Walker Lukens and The Sidearms performance on the Miller Lite stage on the second day of weekend two of the 2016 Austin City Limits Festival at Zilker Park Oct. 8, 2016. Erika Rich for American-Statesman

Weekend 2 of Austin City Limits Music Festival is in full swing already, but we’re still reliving Friday. The ACL Fest Youtube page uploaded a highlights video of Day 1 after the day ended:

Cold War Kids, The Strumbellas, Austin classic Asleep at the Wheel, Foals, AWOLNATION, Flight Facilities, The Wombats, M83, Banks & Steelz, Chairlift, Die Antwoord and Major Lazer all made appearances in ACL’s Day 1 video. (Unfortunately, the 10 bros you meet at Major Lazer did not get any screen time.)

Notable moments include:

  • Electronic duo Flight Facilities actually wearing aviator hat and pilot cap, staying in theme with their name
  • Girl almost falling into the crowd headfirst while attempting to crowdsurf
  • Man looking confused in the Die Antwoord crowd, surrounded by screaming people who are very much into Die Antwoord

Headliner Radiohead did not make ACL’s highlight reel for Day 1. But then again, Radiohead is kind of like cilantro.

If you need suggestions on how to plan your Saturday at ACL, our critics highly recommend the Naked and Famous.


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