Photo Gallery: Austin City Limits Day One ft. Chet Faker + Megan Thee Stallion + Tkay Maidza and more (01.10.21)

Chet Faker

After a hiatus of two years, Austin City Limits has returned. Inclement weather made for a slow start but could not stop the music.

Australian talent Tkay Maidza on the T-Mobile Stage showed amazing ownership of the stage and got the crowding moving. Fellow Aussie Chet Faker was on the Miller Light Stage, offering a feel-good experience with his funky electronic-pop tones. Like most of the ACL Friday lineup, it was a very chill set that was fitting for a very relaxed first day.

Machine Gun Kelly, the first big act in this shortened first day did not disappoint, and made a raucous young crowd extremely happy. And the theatrics were there too; the star emerging from a faux pill bottle to start for a very impressive stage set.

Megan Thee Stallion infused her booty bumping music into a crowd that was already amped from Machine Gun Kelly and took it to the next level. In preparation for the night’s headliner, Miley Cyrus.

Waytao was in Austin, Texas, to bring you these images.