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Samsung Offers Fans Ultimate ACL 2016 Fest Experience

Samsung's exclusive Galaxy Lounge offers unprecedented VIP and VR views of ACL.

Patrick Greenby Patrick Green
Photo: Getty Images for Samsung

If you were lucky enough to score a highly coveted wristband into the Samsung Galaxy Lounge you got unprecedented views of the Austin City Limits Festival. With their Galaxy Access upgrade, festival goers were given exclusive access to the private viewing pit of the Samsung Main Stage for the entire three days.

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In addition to getting front row seats for Radiohead, Kendrick Lamar and Mumford & Sons, the Galaxy Lounge offered both a VIP and VR experience. The real-life perks included a shaded lounge where you could take selfies (with ACL artists passing through), complimentary food and drinks, branded goodie bags and phone/life-saving Fast Adaptive Wireless Charging Stations. 

Samsung Concierges were on-hand to give virtual reality demos with Samsung Gear 360 that put you on-board a roller coaster and allowed you to “share” the main stage with artists as they performed.  

AUSTIN, TX - OCTOBER 01: (L-R) Recording artists Alisa Xayalith, Thom Powers, Aaron Short, David Beadle, and Jesse Wood of The Naked and Famous are seen in the Samsung Creator's Hub during day two at Austin City Limits Music Festival 2016 at Zilker Park on October 1, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Sarah Kerver/Getty Images for Samsung)

Naked & Famous – Photo by Sarah Kerver (Getty Images for Samsung)

Outside of the VIP package, the Galaxy Lounge wristband is easily the most coveted. Weekend Two goers can try their luck to score access to the lounge during the ACL wristband activation by registering for Samsung #GalaxyLife.