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Austin City Limits vs. Other US Music Festivals

By | source: Oct 11th, 2014

For all you music lovers out there, today’s infographic compares and analyzes the top five music festivals in the United States from Ticket City, an American ticket broker and online marketplace. California’s Coachella, brought to you by the Empire Polo Club, comes in ranked at No. 1, with 199 artists scheduled to perform over a two-weekend span, and over 170,000 persons in attendance. Austin’s “ACL” ranks at No. 2, with almost 200,000 attendees, and a cheaper price for three-day admission than Coachella, but features far fewer artists (Coachella – 199 vs. ACL - 130).

Manchester, Tennessee’s much smaller, “roots-oriented” Bonnaroo placed third. With only an estimated 10,000 attendees, and the most expensive price tag for three-day passes, Bonnaroo appeals more to the true hippie adventurers and music lovers. Despite international presence and expansion, Chicago’s Lollapalooza ranked at No. 4, with the fewest attendees for three-day festivals and an average cost.

South by Southwest blew everyone else out of the water for variety and extensiveness of musicians, with a whopping 2,000 plus artists registered to play (and that’s only artists registered to play “official” SXSW showcases; if you have any knowledge of Austin’s SXSW, you might know that there are seemingly infinite un-official shows featuring local artists). But, all that variety comes at a hefty price: $695 for a week-long music badge. For more details, check out today’s infographic.


Today’s infographic takes a look at the top 5 music festivals in the United States