Austin City Limits Festival to offer online broadcast for 2020

Austin City Limits Music Festival
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AUSTIN ( -- This year's Austin City Limits Music Festival may have been canceled due to the coronavirus, but organizers have announced a free online broadcast to help fill the gap.

Organizers announced in July that this year's festival would be scrapped due to the coronavirus pandemic.

"A year without Austin City Limits Music Festival is hard to imagine," organizers said in an e-mail announcing the broadcast. "Since 2002, we haven’t let rain, heat, cold, dust or mud stop us from gathering for a weekend of live music in Zilker Park. This year, the safest place to be is at home."

The broadcast is set to take place October 9-11, with more details to be released at a later date.