The early bird gets the short line, and with light crowds, fest-goers breezed through security at a brisk pace as the gates opened around 11 a.m. on the final day of Austin City Limits Festival 2016. Expect much longer wait times as the day goes on. Festival organizers say peak gate times are between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. and recommend fest-goers plan to arrive before or after those times. It took one of our reporters 45 minutes to clear security in the general admission line at 1:45 p.m. on Saturday.
The slight chill in this morning’s air was already burning off by 11:30, but today’s forecast calls for entirely manageable temperatures in the low 80s. Temps will dip down into the 60s later tonight, so if you’re planning to stay for closing sets by Mumford & Sons and LCD Soundsystem, pack a lightweight jacket or sweater.
Other than the headliners, the biggest buzz of ACL Sunday is the return of Austin’s outlaw country hero, Willie Nelson to the stage for the first time since 2006. Willie takes the big stage at 6 p.m. tonight.