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ACL Fest releases first round of tickets for 2019 festival

Staff Writer
Austin 360
Max Kerman, frontman for the Canadian band Arkells, comes out to the front of the crowd during a performance at weekend two of the 2018 Austin City Limits Festival. [Tom McCarthy Jr. for AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

It seems like the gates just closed on Austin City Limits Festival 2018, but festival organizers are wasting no time gearing up for the next go round.

A limited number of three-day tickets to ACL Fest 2019 were released on Thursday. The first round of general admission passes to the festival, which is scheduled to go down Oct. 4-6 and Oct. 11-13, will set you back $255, which is the same price three-day passes were leading up to the festival this year.

For 2019, festival organizers are introducing a new tier of ticketing dubbed GA+. The upgraded passes cost $425 which buys you access to shade and seating in a private lounge with air-conditioned restrooms and complimentary water and soft drinks. There will also be a full-service cash bar with beer, wine and cocktails, food for purchase and a jumbo screen with live streaming from the main stages in the GA+ lounge.

The early bird tickets include free shipping and a free collectible credential and organizers say this is the "lowest possible price" for 2019 passes. It's going to be a minute before we know who's playing the festival though. The ACL Fest lineup generally comes out in May.