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How to watch ACL Fest from your own couch

See your favorite artists without leaving home

Jay-Z performs (under a Jeff-Koons-style dog sculpture) during the ACL Music Festival 2017
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In case you haven’t heard, several thousand folks will head over to Zilker Park Friday to experience the first day of the first weekend of ACL Fest 2018. Now in its 16th year (and its sixth as a two-weekend event), the fest has surpassed even SXSW in terms of attendance numbers (counting credentialed participants only, so draw your own conclusion about that factoid). People from all over the world, as well as quite a few locals, attend to fest to see some of the biggest music stars on the planet in a (sometimes) verdant, beautiful outdoor setting.

That formula can make for some pretty big crowds, of course—not to mention the accompanying food, security, and bathroom lines. If you aren’t up for braving the throngs—or just aren’t going for other reasons—but still want to check out the world-class artists’ performances, you’ll be pleased to know that you can do just that on the official ACL live stream, broadcast again this year on something called Red Bull TV. You can watch there, on the ACL Fest page or, hey, right here.

Headliners for the 2018 fest include Paul McCartney, Metallica, Arctic Monkeys, St. Vincent, Janelle Monáe, and Travis Scott, to name a few of the hundreds of artists performing this weekend. The live stream will feature more than 40 acts scheduled to perform across three channels as well as behind-the-scenes action and artist interviews.

The broadcast starts tomorrow, Friday, October 5, at 2 p.m. CDT. The schedule for this weekend’s set times is below.

ACL Fest 2018, Weekend One Live Broadcast Schedule

Friday, October 5

Channel 1

2:10 - Asleep at the Wheel

3:00 - The Coronas

3:50 - Cuco

7:00- The National

8:05 - Brockhampton

9:10 - Father John Misty

Channel 2

2:10 - Topaz Jones

2:55 - Sir Sly

4:00 - Natalie Prass

4:45 - Greta Van Fleet

5:45 - The Coronas

6:15 - Cuco

7:15 - Gang of Youths

8:15 - Manchester Orchestra

Saturday, October 6

Channel 1

2:10 - Durand Jones & The Indications

3:00 - Alice Morton

3:50 - IAMDDB

4:55 - Brandi Carlile

6:00 - Blood Orange

7:05 - CHRVCHES

8:15 - Metallica

Channel 2

2:10 - NÄM

2:30 - Mon Laferte

4:30 - Highly Suspec

6:15 - Deftones

7:15 - Nelly

8:15 - St. Vincent

9:15 - Justice

Channel 3

2:10 - slenderbodies

2:30 - Molly Burch

3:20 - PARIS

4:10 - VÉRITÉ

4:55 - Japanese Breakfast 7:15 - Manchester Orchestra

8:15 - FATHER JOHN MISTY

9:15 - St. Vincent

Sunday, October 7

Channel 1

2:10 - Arizona

3:00 - Parquet Courts

4:05 - X Ambassadors

5:15 - Janelle Monáe

6:25 - Paul McCartney

9:00 - Travis Scott

Channel 2

2:10 - Sailor Poon

3:00 - Bahamas

4:00 - Twin Shadow

4:45 - Elle Kind

5:45 - Houndmouth

6:45 - Camila Cabello

7:45 - Shakey Graves

9:00 - Arctic Monkeys

Channel 3

2:10 - Wilderado

2:55 - Shame

3:40 - Mt. Joy

4:45 - Amen Dunes

7:00 - ILLENIUM

8:00 - Sylvan Esso

Zilker Park

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