Final day of Austin City Limits festival cancelled due to dangerous weather

Atoms For Peace, Franz Ferdinand, The National and Phoenix were due to play the last day of the Texas bash

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The final day of Austin City Limits festival was cancelled yesterday (October 13) due to poor weather conditions.

Flash flood warnings were issued and it was reported that between five and 11 inches of rain fell overnight on Saturday around the festival site. Announcing the cancellation of their website, organisers said they regretted having to pull the show, but they had to make people's safety a priority.

"Our first priority is always the safety of our fans, staff and artists," said Shelby Meade, communications director for C3 Presents, the promoter behind Austin City Limits Music Festival. "We regret having to cancel the show today, but safety always comes first."

Atoms for Peace, Franz Ferdinand, The National and Phoenix were all due to play yesterday. Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos tweeted: "So disappointed that ACL is cancelled. I've been looking forward to this all week." Thom Yorke meanwhile wrote: "Austin Texas tonight. A storm to end all storms! Lightning and thunder & rain like I have never seen.."

Arctic Monkeys, Muse, Queens Of The Stone Age, and Kings of Leon played across the weekend.

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