ACL Fest to require proof of negative COVID-19 test or vaccination to attend


A crowd gathers at Zilker Park for the Austin City Limits Music Festival last year. (Photo by Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — ACL Fest organizers will require attendees have proof of a negative COVID-19 test or vaccination to enter this year.

Organizers made the announcement via Twitter at 10 a.m. Thursday. The first weekend of the music festival is scheduled for Oct. 1-3, and the second is Oct. 8-10.

The proof of a negative COVID-19 test must be a printed copy obtained within 72 hours, so three days, prior to the date of attendance. Those who are fully vaccinated can show proof of that in lieu of a negative test result.

Organizers said they will release more information related to masks closer to the event.

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