October 16, 2023

ACL 2023 – Day Three: A musical kaleidoscope!

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Perfect way to close ACL 2023 Festival

Austin City Limits 2023, Weekend Two, Day Three delivered a musical extravaganza that will be etched in the memories of all attendees. With headliners like Odesza and Mumford & Sons, and the performance of Cigarettes After Sex, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Breeders, M83, Hozier, among others, the day was a kaleidoscope of diverse musical genres and outstanding performances that left the audience spellbound.

The festival’s diverse lineup allowed attendees to explore different musical tastes and the atmosphere at ACL was one of unity and love, with festival-goers from all walks of life coming together to celebrate their shared passion for music. And the festival’s organization was impeccable, with a wide variety of food, drink, and an amazing vibe everywhere to enhance the overall experience.

ACL - Photo: Nacho DelaGarza

Weekend 2 - Day 3

A band we were able to enjoy early in the day was The Breeders. They brought their alternative rock sound to a more mature audience. The ‘90s alternative rock band played many of their classic hits, but with “Cannonball” the crowd went wild!

From there we ran to catch the acts of Irish singer Hozier. His performance showcased his incredible vocal range and lyrical depth. Definitely the highlight was when he performed “Take Me to Church”. It was a magical moment. Hozier is a real true artist and a great performer.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs with the incredible Karen O owned the stage with her electrifying charisma. The crowd went wild with every riff, beat and scream. Karen was a force of nature, Nick Zinner shredded his guitar and Brian Chase pounded the drums.

The Breeders - Photo: Pooneh Ghana
Hozier - Photo: Jackie Lee Young
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Photo: Ismael Quintanilla
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Photo: Caley Hanse

Cigarettes After Sex’s dreamy performance at ACL 2023 was a captivating journey through their signature ambient soundscapes. Ethereal vocals and melancholic melodies washed over the audience, creating a serene atmosphere. They have a huge amount of fans who got to the Miller Lite stage early to get a better spot to enjoy the band.

Labrinth, on the other hand, delivered an electrifying set that had the crowd on their feet. His dynamic stage presence and genre-blurring tracks fused R&B, electronic, and pop, making it impossible not to dance. Both acts showcased their unique styles,

Cigarettes After Sex - Photo: Quinn Tucker
Cigarettes After Sex - Photo: Quinn Tucker
Labrinth - Photo: Dusana Risovic
Labrinth - Photo: Dusana Risovic

ODESZA & MUMFORD AND SONS

Odesza took the stage as the night’s centerpiece, and they didn’t disappoint. Their ethereal electronic music was a transcendent experience, with breathtaking visuals that seemed to transport the crowd to another dimension. They included songs such as “Behind The Sun”, “Say My Name”, “Late Night” and “Hopeful”. They also invited different singers on stage to perform a few songs which made the show even better. Their signature blend of soulful melodies and pulsating beats created an atmosphere of pure euphoria, and the audience, and us, danced the night away.

Mumford & Sons followed, bringing their folk-rock brilliance to the forefront. Their emotionally charged lyrics and foot-stomping rhythms resonated deeply with the crowd, uniting them in a collective and heartfelt sing-along. With songs such as “Babel”, “Guiding Light”, “The Cave” and hit “I Will Wait” they pleased the thousands of fans that gathered to see them live. The band’s energy and genuine connection with the audience made their set truly special.

Odesza - Photo: Nacho DelaGarza
Odesza - Photo: Nacho DelaGarza
Odesza - Photo: Nacho DelaGarza
Odesza - Photo: Nacho DelaGarza
Odesza - Photo: Nacho DelaGarza
Mumford & Sons - Photo: Nacho DelaGarza
Mumford & Sons - Photo: Nacho DelaGarza
Mumford & Sons - Photo: Nacho DelaGarza
Mumford & Sons - Photo: Nacho DelaGarza

In a nutshell, Austin City Limits 2023, Weekend Two, Day Three was a breathtaking testament to the power of music. From the electronic wonderland created by Odesza to the folk-rock anthems of Mumford & Sons, and the various genres in between, the day was a sensory overload of epic proportions and a perfect wat to close ACL 2023 edition.

ACL once again proved why it’s a premier music festival, leaving everyone eagerly anticipating next year’s edition.

Until next year! See you on ACL 2024!!!

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