Kate Draper (17) is at the Austin City in Texas. Her parents work there every year, and this year she’s working, too. She’s telling us about the festival. “It’s a beautiful warm evening in October, and I’m having a fantastic time with 75,000 other people. I’m watching Florence and the Machine on one of eight stages, and they are fantastic. Everyone is singing and dancing, and enjoying the festival. But where are we? The Austin City Limits Music Festival of course! The festival is now very popular in the U.S. It happens for three days in September or October every year in the Zilker Park near Austin, Texas. People travel from a lot of different places to come here. A lot of famous singers and bands play at the festival. But they aren’t the only attractions. There are a lot of other activities including a place to watch NFL football games! You can play beach volleyball, too!
My parents help organize the festival. I don’t see them very much because they are always busy. But that’s OK. I’m very lucky because I come here every year. And this year is different because I’m working here for the first time. My job is to help in the children’s zone, Austin Kiddie Limits. There are art and music activities, and a club of games. So while the adults are enjoying the music, the children are having a fantastic time, too! I’m watching the fans and I can see a lot of happy people. There is always fantastic music at the ACL. Tomorrow, one of my favorite musicians is on state: Jack White. I’m so excited! And I can meet him afterwards with my lad
The festival happens for one week.