George Strait, Billie Eilish to headline 2021 ACL Festival

AUSTIN, Texas — It is a second new music enthusiasts have been waiting a lengthy time for. The Austin Metropolis Restrictions Audio Pageant Thursday introduced this year’s headliners as George Strait, Billie Eilish, Stevie Nicks, Miley Cyrus, DaBaby, Erykah Badu and Rüfüs Du Sol.

Other acts contain Austin’s Black Pumas, Megan Thee Stallion, Modest Mouse, Doja Cat and Greta Van Fleet.

The pageant is held annually at Austin’s Zilker Park and this calendar year will be held Oct. 1-3 and 8-10.

Tickets are on sale starting at midday Thursday.

Like so several huge functions such as South by Southwest, the 2020 ACL Pageant was a casualty of the coronavirus pandemic.

Having said that, Austin this 7 days was downgraded to Phase 2 of Austin Public Health’s possibility-based mostly COVID-19 suggestions, accessibility to COVID-19 vaccines has improved greatly in latest months and the U.S. Facilities for Condition Control and Avoidance has comfortable its virus pointers, stating that people today who are vaccinated can properly get indoors and outdoor with no carrying a mask in most configurations.

The CDC still suggests wearing a mask in crowded settings, which would surely incorporate ACL Festival. Data concerning a mask coverage and other social distancing measures has however to be launched.

Released in 2002, ACL Festival is based on the KLRU/PBS songs system of the identical title. It was held more than one weekend until eventually 2013, when it was expanded to two weekends.

Earlier headliners consist of Metallica, The Rolling Stones, Radiohead and numerous other massive-name acts.