The Austin City Limits festival had to cancel its final day yesterday (October 13th) due to adverse weather conditions.
According to reports, Austin was hit by around 11 inches of rain on Sunday, forcing organisers to confirm their decision to cancel in a statement on the event’s official website which reads:
“Due to current weather conditions with flash flood warnings, The Austin City Limits Music Festival organizers have canceled the festival for Sunday, October 13.”
“‘Our first priority is always the safety of our fans, staff and artists,’ said Shelby Meade, communications director for C3 Presents, the promoter behind Austin City Limits Music Festival. ‘We regret having to cancel the show today, but safety always comes first.'”
“Refunds will be issued automatically by check from Front Gate Tickets within three weeks. One-third of ticket price will be refunded to all ticket buyers based on original ticket price paid, and will be mailed to the billing address on the original order.”
The likes of Franz Ferdinand, Phoenix, The National and Atoms for Peace had been due for performances on the closing day, while Queens Of The Stone Age, Muse, Arctic Monkeys and Kings of Leon had already made appearances during the second weekend of this year’s ACL.