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ACL 2016 Exhibits Where the Music Landscape is Heading


Music fans who couldn't be there or those that want to relive it can now experience each day and monumental set through EDMSauce's in-depth review of the 2016 Austin City Limits festival. Looking at the time slots and crowd behavior, EDMSauce hat it says about changing tastes and the future of the music industry.

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Austin, TX. The name itself brings to mind one thing immediately: live music. The city hosts throughout the year some of the most influential showcases of the music industry as a whole. SXSW takes place in March and it’s late summer brother, Austin City Limits, occurs in September. We were there this year for ACL and were blown away by the festival as a whole as well as what we noticed about the topography of the music industry. The tides are turning quickly. Electronic dance music only a few years ago was a side stage act, a drug fueled subculture that only attracted the outcasts. Now the genre takes headlining spots regularly, attracting some of the largest crowds of festivals. We will give you a full run down of what we noticed and enjoyed about this year’s edition of ACL.

Day 1

Friday started off with a bang. The festival grounds were packed to an almost absurd capacity. It was a different experience than we were used to. We have covered dozens of festivals which cater exclusively to electronic music fans, and therefore attracted a smaller crowd of individuals. Austin City Limits is a premiere music festival, attracting fans of all different types of music. Zilker Park is massive and the max capacity is on par with other mega events such as EDCLV. So once we got our bearings of the festival grounds we were off to take a look at the first acts performing. Flight Facilities started off our day with an amazing set. The pair has evolved beautifully from year to year laying down strong vocal riffs with a powerful stage presence. The Future Classic favorite has continued to make a name for themselves in and out of the dance music industry. The crowd they attracted for an early set at a side stage was impressive...

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