The 11th edition of ACL Festival is locked and loaded with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, The Black Keys, Jack White, Florence + The Machine, and The Avett Brothers topping the 130-band-strong lineup. Avicii, Bassnectar, The Roots, Iggy & the Stooges, The Shins, Weezer, Gotye, and The Civil Wars are also on tap to rock Zilker Park in October.
This year’s roster crosses generations, genres and international borders, delivering one of ACL Festival’s most diverse lineups to date. Sounds from Gotye (Belgium), M83 (France), Metric (Canada), Die Antwoord (South Africa), Kimbra (New Zealand), Los Campesinos! (Wales), Jovanotti (Italy), Sonámbulo (Costa Rica), and others will demonstrate that music truly is the universal language.
Closer to home, Austin locals Ruthie Foster, Quiet Company, Wheeler Brothers, The Eastern Sea, and Wild Child are also slated to take the stage in Zilker Park.
ACL 2012 will welcome back favorite alumni from the past decade, including Tegan and Sara, Thievery Corporation, Andrew Bird, Gary Clark Jr., Delta Spirit, Steve Earle, Old ’97’s, and making their 11th straight appearance at the Festival, Asleep at the Wheel.
Among the long list of ACL newcomers and artists for fans to discover are Alabama Shakes, Esperanza Spalding, Trampled By Turtles, POLICA, Zola Jesus, Ben Howard, Childish Gambino, and Oberhofer.
Tickets are available this morning only for those loyal ACL E-list subscribers who registered for the pre-sale last week during the designated time frame. Ticket sales updates will be released on Wednesday morning at 10am.
Last week, ACL Festival teased the 2012 lineup with its ACL Lineup Lottery, delivering scratch and win tickets to 28 local businesses to distribute to fans. Lotto tickets flew out of stores within hours of each day’s announcement as fans learned the names of bands on the lineup, won tickets to the Festival, and scored other great prizes furnished by Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop, Coolhaus Ice Cream, Galaxy Café and Bird’s Barbershop.
The 2012 edition of the Austin City Limits Music Festival happens October 12-14 in Zilker Park. More information is available at www.aclfestival.com.
The 2012 Austin City Limits Music Festival is generously sponsored by Bud Light, AMD, Google Play, Honda, Austin Ventures, BMI, H-E-B, Dell, YouTube, Fender, RadioShack, ONEHOPE Wine, CamelBak, Topo Chico, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and Stumptown Coffee.
Artists Scheduled to Play ACL 2012:
|Red Hot Chili Peppers||Punch Brothers||Kopecky Family Band|
|Neil Young and Crazy Horse||Bombay Bicycle Club||River City Extension|
|The Black Keys||A-Trak||Quiet Corral|
|Jack White||Trampled By Turtles||Wheeler Brothers|
|Florence + The Machine||Patterson Hood||The Relatives|
|The Avett Brothers||Michael Kiwanuka||Space Capone|
|Iggy & The Stooges||Big K.R.I.T.||The Staves|
|The Roots||Tennis||Quiet Company|
|The Shins||Zola Jesus||Infantree|
|Gotye||Kimbra||La Vida Bohème|
|The Civil Wars||Black Lips||The Eastern Sea|
|M83||Los Campesinos!||The Dunwells|
|Tegan and Sara||Jovanotti||Kenny Vaughan Trio|
|Childish Gambino||Ben Howard||Justin Jones|
|Two Door Cinema Club||Ruthie Foster||Sonámbulo|
|Thievery Corporation||Freelance Whales||Royal Teeth|
|The Afghan Whigs||Civil Twilight||Noah Gunderson|
|Crystal Castles||The Whigs||The Aaron Ivey Band|
|Andrew Bird||Dev||The Mighty Sincere Voices|
|Gary Clark Jr.||The Lumineers||G.S.T.|
|Band of Skulls||The Devil Makes Three||Lera Lynn|
|Esperanza Spalding||Asleep At The Wheel||Megan McCormick|
|Alabama Shakes||First Aid Kit||Shields Of Faith|
|Delta Spirit||Patrick Watson||Stapletones|
|M. Ward||LP||The Baylor Choir|
|Randy Rogers Band||Caveman||Disciples Of Joy|
|Die Antwoord||Lee Fields & The Expressions||Ralph’s World|
|Rufus Wainwright||Father John Misty||Orange Sherbet|
|NEEDTOBREATHE||Dry The River||Big Don|
|Big Gigantic||The Boxer Rebellion||Rocknoceros|
|Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra||Soul Rebels Brass Band||Hullabaloo|
|Steve Earle||Willis Earl Beal||Jambo|
|The War On Drugs||He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister||Peter DiStefano & Tor|
|Umphrey’s McGee||Kishi Bashi||The School of Rock|
|Barrington Levy||Deep Dark Woods||The Q Brothers|
|Old 97’s||Moon Duo|