Austin City Limits Music Festival Cut Short Due To Heavy Rain And Flash Floods

Torrential rain showers and thunderstorms as well as some flash flooding has caused the Austin City Limits Music Festival to cancel the final day (Oct 14th). All 75,000 tickets were purchased by fans to attend the last day of the festival.

lionel richie
Lionel Richie was scheduled to perform at the festival

They will all receive a refund for one third of the cost of their tickets, according to the festivals website.

Shelby Meade, who is the festivals spokesperson, said in the bulletin, "Our first priority is always the safety of our fans, staff and artists", adding, "We regret having to cancel the show today, but safety always comes first."

Austin's American Statesmen reported that the district received between 5 and 11 inches of rain overnight.

thom yorke
Radiohead's lead singer, Thom Yorke, was meant to front Atoms For Peace

More than 2 dozen acts were scheduled to perform this Sunday from the likes of Lionel Richie, Atoms For Peace fronted by Radiohead lead singer Thom Yorke and many others.

Franz Ferdinand frontman, Alex Kapranos, vented his frustration with the cancelation on twitter, "So disappointed that ACL is cancelled. I've been looking forward to this all week". Thom Yorke also took to twitter and posted how severe the storm was, "Austin Texas tonight. A storm to end all storms! Lightning and thunder & rain like I have never seen."

The National Weather Service has predicted in the next coming days of heavy rain showers and warned that there is a high risk of flash floods in the city of Austin until the end of the week.

This was the second weekend of the two-weekend festival. 

Alex Kapranos
Alex Kapranos from Franz Ferdinand vented his frustration of the cancelation on twitter


Contactmusic

Tags: Lionel Richie - Austin City Limits

Advertisement

More Lionel Richie

Barbra Streisand - The Way We Were with Lionel Richie Video

Ahead of the September 2014 release of Barbra Streisand's duet album 'Partners', Lionel Richie talks about the excitement of singing for the 7th track, 'The...

Lionel Richie Inspires From The BET Stage, Despite Unfortunate Typo

Lionel Richie’s Lifetime Achievement Award ceremony during the BET Awards on Sunday was moving, inspiring and… wrong. Well, part of it was, anyway. Richie received...

Fail! Lionel Richie's Name Spelled Wrong At The BET Awards

Whoever was in charge of the captioning at last night's BET Awards should hang their head in shame after they misspelled the name of the...

Despite Stabbing At Meek Mill's BET Pre-Party, Award Show Proceeds As Normal

BET Awards weekend started with a tragedy this year, when a guest at Meek Mill’s pre-awards party ended up in hospital with stab wounds. The...

Advertisement

Lionel Richie Crowns The BET Awards 2014 Performers List

It’s almost time for the BET awards and tonight’s show promises some memorable moments. Lionel Richie has been tapped to perform during the annual award...

Kanye, Elton, Jack and Lionel: Say Hello To Bonnaroo Festival's Line-Up 2014

The line-up for this year's Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival has been announced and looks to be more impressive than ever with Elton John, Kanye...

What Is Cee Lo Green Doing This Year Instead Of "The Voice"?

The Voice might just be taking cues from American Idol and is changing its lineup. Yesterday judge Cee Lo Green, of Gnarls Barkley fame, announced...

Austin City Limits Music Festival Cut Short Due To Heavy Rain And Flash Floods

Torrential rain showers and thunderstorms as well as some flash flooding has caused the Austin City Limits Music Festival to cancel the final day (Oct...

Advertisement

Comments

Lionel Richie Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Lionel Richie

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All