Sep 30, 2021 - News
Weather warning: Half-inch of rain could lead to ACL Fest cancellation
Kaskade performs in the rain during the 2013 ACL Festival
Kaskade performs in the rain during weekend two of the Austin City Limits Festival on Oct. 11, 2013. Photo: Rick Kern/WireImage

Thunderstorms dominate this weekend’s forecast — with chances of rain topping 80% on Friday and Saturday — leaving the first weekend of the ACL Music Festival hanging in the balance.

By the numbers: The city’s contract with fest organizer C3 Presents, obtained by Axios through a public records request, says receiving "one-half inch of rain or LESS in a single day or sustained over a period of days … will likely make park grounds unusable for event purposes of any nature."

Flashback: Organizers canceled the festival for the first time in its history in 2013 when overnight rains spurred a flash flood warning and dumped as much as 11 inches of precipitation over Austin. Attendees received full refunds for the canceled day.

☂️ If you go: Bring your rain boots and a jacket. Umbrellas aren’t allowed.

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