Austin City Limits takes place across two weekends just outside the Texas city in Zilker Park. NME was at weekend two on the festival’s 15th anniversary to check out everyone from Radiohead and Kendrick Lamar to Slaves and Catfish And The Bottlemen and everything in between.
The second weekend of Austin City Limits Festival 2016 was a sun-blessed three days running from October 7-9. Here's what happened...
Headlining on Friday night, Radiohead play a hit-filled set that includes 'Paranoid Android', 'Weird Fishes/Arpeggi' and 'No Surprises'. They also sneak in 'There There' and 'The Gloaming' for those who are getting a little bit too comfortable.
“As it’s my birthday and everythink,” says frontman Thom Yorke, who's celebrating his 48th, “I’d like to dedicate this to all my friends and these people here on the stage who I love very much. And I’m very happy to spend my birthday with these buggers.” And the thousands of crowd members obviously, Thom.
There are plenty of occasions to rock out: 'My Iron Lung' and 'Bloom' foremost among them.
Meanwhile on the Honda Stage, Major Lazer have brought on a load of dancers, who they call the best in the world: they get a mini-interval to do their thing for the crowd.
Later in the set, Diplo gets in his zorbing ball to run about over the crowd, which he says is better than the one from the first weekend of the festival. Of course it is.
And it is an incredibly big crowd, too: so many are here that between all the hits like 'Lean On' and 'Cold Water' there's a bit of discussion about where all their flags are from. Kentucky, Japan, Texas itself – people are here from all over.
Lots of well-wishers have left messages for ACL's 15th birthday.
Slaves' midday set on the Cirrus Logic stage is an absolute stormer. It's their first ever US festival, but you wouldn't know it.
Bit of downtime.
Austin Calling! Guitarist Laurie smashes up his guitar and says: "Anybody who's watching us who is voting for Donald Trump, fuck off and stop watching us." Fair dos.
These two policemen are Slaves converts. "I can't believe you two make so much noise," they said. "Can we have a photo?"
There's no fancy dress, but there's still plenty of striking looks here at ACL.
Joey Purp hits up the Tito's Stage on Saturday afternoon for a vibey set that includes his ace Chance The Rapper collaboration 'Girls @'.
Later on he sits down to talk candidly about violence in his hometown of Chicago.
Golden hour at ACL.
Nothing But Thieves frontman Conor Mason here going large on the Honda stage just after midday.
Looking ahead to Sunday night's headliners, this banner-wielder asks only the important questions.
Van McCann had a ball during Catfish And The Bottlemen's set on the Honda Stage at 4.30, drawing a huge crowd and playing hits like 'Kathleen', 'Soundcheck' and 'Pacifier'
The band have just been supporting Mumford & Sons all over the US and are looking perfectly poised to nail their own headline tour of the country.
Waiting in line for Anderson .Paak, the crowd is all smiles. Check out their Drake 'Revenge' merch.
Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals play to a huge crowd towards the evening. Anderson is bouncing around the HomeAway Stage the entire time.
Cage The Elephant frontman Matt Shultz lets his hair loose on the Honda Stage at 6.30, and is in contention for best-dressed man of the day.
'Friendzoned'. Sums up The Chainsmokers' brotastic set on Saturday evening at the HomeAway Stage, before headliner Kendrick gets started.
“If you came to go hard as fuck," they tell the crowd, "let me hear you scream right now." The crowd does, and towards the end of their set it hots up even more with the arrival of their UK & US Number One single 'Closer'.
Unsurprisingly, Kendrick's Saturday headline set is an absolute masterclass, filled with bangers like 'Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe' and 'King Kunta', plus a fair bit of chat from the Compton rapper about the importance of lyricism.
As he finishes encore track 'Alright' he notes: "Remember these words: I will be back." We can't wait, Kendrick.
The Welsh contingent are holding their own here in Texas.
On Sunday afternoon Margo Price gives the HomeAway Stage a country boost.
Local Natives' 4pm slot sees them play loads of new material from their recent third album, 'Sunlit Youth', with 'Villainy' proving an early highlight.
They also satisfy long-term fans with beloved cuts like 'Wide Eyes' and 'Who Knows, Who Cares?'
At the HomeAway Stage, Haim draw a huge evening crowd with tracks like 'The Wire' and 'Falling'. But can you spot the Rick & Morty reference in this picture?
They play two tracks from their forthcoming album – 'Nothing's Wrong' and 'Give Me Just A Little Of Your Love' – which go down a storm.
Who: Bass player for LA's coolest sisterhood, Haim
Appears on: 'A-YO', playing percussion
People are still entering the park for the final few sets of Sunday evening.
LCD Soundsystem's crowd over on the Honda Stage is pretty enormous. It's the last date on their US tour and James Murphy says now it's over, they'll have time to concentrate on their new album.
Meanwhile on the main Samsung Stage, Sunday headliners Mumford & Sons light up the crowd.
After a set that includes 'Believe', 'The Cave', and encore track 'The Wolf', they bring out Gregory Porter and Haim for a cover of The Beatles' 'With A Little Help From My Friends'.
Good night ACL. Until next time.