Austin City Limits Music Festival has been canceled due to flash flood conditions caused by overnight rain.
Event promoters C3 Presents issued a statement around 9:30 a.m. Sunday.
“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.”
C3 Presents will refund one-third of ticket prices to those who purchased tickets. The refunds will be mailed to the original order billing address.
Fans and those involved with the festivities took to Twitter to comment on the announcement.
The Mowgli's, who were scheduled to play Sunday tweeted, "Sorry about the rain everyone... we were excited to play for you today."
Torchy's Tacos, meanwhile, made light of the news, tweeting, "All the tacos floated away... So sorry but ya' won't be seein' us at #ACLFest today!! https://vine.co/v/hH2meOMdOUF."
Many bands that were supposed to play at the festival today are working on scheduling replacement shows. The Lone Bellow tweeted that they will be playing a free show at One-2-One Bar on South Lamar with The Wild Feathers at 5 p.m.
The Mowgli's reported on their Twitter account that they'll be playing a show at the corner of East Seventh Street and Neches Street across from the Front Steps homeless shelter at 4 p.m.
Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand tweeted out an encouraging message to fans after expressing disappointment over the festival's cancellation: "Alright, #Austin. We have a gig to replace #ACL. It's at the ACL-Live venue: http://acl-live.com/venue . Hopefully VERY special guests too." He added that more details will follow.
The Brooklyn-based band Red Baraat is also working on finding a venue to play at tonight. They tweeted out: "Hey @austin we're talking to folks about playing tonight. Dry off those dancing shoes we're coming! #ACL2013 #ACLFest #raindance."