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ACL Festival Hacks


Want to survive ACL Festival like a True Austinite? I gathered my best ACL Festival hacks ranging from transportation and essentials t0 fashion and style. Whether you’re a first-time festival goer or a seasoned veteran, I hope you enjoy this ACL survival guide!

Outfit details and links are below. :)




Okay, now this is a true insider hack that will have your friends calling you the ACL Hero. SkinnyPop is offering free pedicab rides throughout the city from 12PM to 8PM during both festival weekends so you get a free ride and popcorn to snack on! How do you find these Skinnypop angels on wheels? I’d recommend following Skinnypop on instagram and twitter to help you lock down a free ride! Remember there are two festival entrances, located at Barton Springs Road and the MoPac Pedestrian Bridge.


Anyone with a battery operated fan is forever my ACL bae. I recommend using a backpack (how adorable is this tassel flap backpack one?!)  to bring a portable phone charger, hat, blanket, sunscreen, wipes to clean your hands, cash (to avoid high ATM fees), ID, Advil, cell phone and an empty water bottle (unless the container is sealed, they’ll make you pour out any water you bring). In regards to style tips

Bandanna  – If temperatures soar, simply get it wet and tie it around your neck or head for instant air conditioning.

Comfortable shoes –  Zilker Park is over 350 acres in size so you’ll likely walk a mini-marathon just getting from one stage to another. I opted for my Adidas sneakers.

Sunnies – I suggest bringing a pair of sunnies to protect your eyes. I left my nicer pairs at home and chose a trendy sunnie I bought from  B.P. so I wasn’t worried about losing or ruining my favorite more expensive pairs.



Download the official ACL app to create a custom schedule, map out your favorite spots, and don’t forget to opt in for push notifcation for reminders, updates, and emergency info.


Follow ACL’s Twitter page (@aclfestival) to find out about ticket deals, updates on aftershows and other festival news.


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DRESS: Denim Overall Dress

 SHOES: Adidas Stan Smith Sneakers // BANDANA: Nordstrom // SUNNIES: B.P/ // TEE: Nordstrom // BACKPACK: Nordstrom  //

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