Rain Forces Cancellation Of Last Day Of ACL Music Festival

AUSTIN (October 13, 2013)--Heavy rain and thunderstorms along with some flash flooding forced organizers to cancel the final day of Austin City Limits Music Festival Sunday.

Organizers posted on the festival's website Sunday that a third of ticket price will be refunded based on original price paid.

Festival promoter spokeswoman Shelby Meade said in the post that the safety of fans, staff and artists "always comes first."

National Weather Service meteorologist Pat McDonald said areas near downtown Austin received as much as 10.6 inches of rain in 12 hours.

More than 40 acts were scheduled to perform Sunday, including headliners Lionel Richie and Atoms for Peace, the side project of Radiohead front-man Thom Yorke and producer Nigel Godrich.

This was the second of the two-weekend festival.


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