ACL Fest: Cheap weekend two passes on the official exchange; Student tickets coming soon

Want to go to Austin City Limits Festival, but can’t stomach the $255 ticket price for a three-day pass?

The crowd cheers as The Bishops performs on the Tito’s Handmade Vodka Stage during weekend two of the Austin City Limits Music Festival at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas, on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. TINA PHAN / FOR AMERICAN-STATESMAN

The festival has added a link to the official festival ticket exchange off the ticket page on their website and on Thursday afternoon we spotted verified three-day passes for weekend two, Oct. 12-14, going for as low as $119. Weekend two of the festival is not sold out.

Screenshot from the ACL Fest website on Thursday, Sept. 6.

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Weekend one, Oct. 5-7, is sold out. Consequently, those ticket prices are much higher on the official exchange. On Thursday afternoon, the cheapest three-day passes we saw for weekend one were $280. Friday and Saturday of weekend one are also sold out. The cheapest tickets we saw for Friday, Oct. 5, Sir Paul McCartney’s first headline night, were $145. Saturday, Oct. 6 was the first day of the festival to sell out this year and verified resale tickets for that day started at $124.

The student tickets sale offers another option for students hunting for a discounted rate for either weekend of the festival. The festival will release $230 three-day passes for both weekends of the festival on Sept. 14 at noon.  Student tickets must be purchased with a valid .edu or .mil email address.

Author: Deborah Sengupta Stith

Deborah Sengupta Stith has been hanging out in dimly lit corners of the city soaking in the music scene for almost 20 years. Twitter: @deborific

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