The Austin City Limits Music Festival kicked off its second weekend Friday morning--the first second weekend in the music festival's history.
Since its inception, ACL has been three days, but thanks to growing crowds each year, the festival is spanning two back-to-back weekends this year. Wristbands for both weekends have sold out.
Austin's Mayor Lee Leffingwell addressed the media at the festival Friday, touting on the event's economic impact and asking festival-goers to travel to the park responsibly.
According to the mayor, Austin police issued 566 parking tickets and towed 22 cars from nearby neighborhoods just last weekend.
Instead of driving to Zilker Park, Leffingwell asked festival-goers to park downtown and take the free Capital Metro shuttle. The shuttle picks up and drops off at Republic Square Park at the intersection of Fourth and Guadalupe streets.
As far as complaints from neighbors, Leffingwell said we'd have to wait until this year's twice-as-long festival is over to see if there's an increased number of complaints.
Music at the park kicked off at 11 a.m. and will the closing acts, Depeche Mode and Muse, are scheduled to end their sets at 9:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. respectively.
Check below for a photo gallery of Friday's rainy start.
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