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LISTEN: KUTX's ACL Picks For Weekend Two

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The audience watches as Lizzo performs on Sunday of Weekend One at ACL Fest 2019 in Zilker Park. For weekend two, organizers plan to simulcast her performance on the large screens on a nearby stage.

Weekend two of the Austin City Limits Music Festival starts Friday, and this time organizers have a plan for the overwhelming demand to watch Lizzo, who was not booked to perform on a main stage. 

"ACL Fest plans to simulcast the performance on the Honda stage screens in an effort to give fans the opportunity to spread out and enjoy the show," a spokesperson said. 

KUTX program director Matt Reilly says when Lizzo was booked months ago to play ACL, she did not have a No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. Last month, she got that No. 1 hit, which coincided with her rise in fame. 

"This happened with Lorde. It happened with Iggy Azalea. It happened with Foster the People," Reilly says. "In that time between the booking and the actual festival ... Lizzo has become a massive star." 

Listen to some of his recommendations for acts inside and outside of ACL this weekend.

Nathan Bernier is the transportation reporter at KUT. He covers the big projects that are reshaping how we get around Austin, like the I-35 overhaul, the airport's rapid growth and the multibillion dollar transit expansion Project Connect. He also focuses on the daily changes that affect how we walk, bike and drive around the city. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on Twitter @KUTnathan.
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