Stevie Wonder, Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Coldplay and Cee Lo Green top the list of artists who will be performing during the Austin City Limits Music Festival from September 16 to 18.
"The essence of ACL has always been eclectic," said head talent buyer Charles Attal in a statement. "We're incredibly proud to offer something for every kind of music lover."
Eclectic indeed - the list of 130 bands goes on to include Alison Krauss, My Morning Jacket, Bright Eyes, Social Distortion, Empire of the Sun, Big Boi and Randy Newman.
This is the festival's 10th anniversary celebration. The inaugural ACL festival was held in 2002, with 60 bands on six stages. Since then the festival has become extremely popular with dedicated music lovers. The three-day passes for 2011's fest sold out in just under an hour in early May.
"What started out as a great show has turned into a truly special, quintessentially Austin experience," marketer Charlie Jones said.
Fortunately, music lovers can still purchase a $90 single-day pass at aclfestival.com starting today. And for those of us stuck at home, the festival will air on most local PBS stations. See the full line-up here.
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Are the BeeGees going to be there ? Now that is a respectable group.
Are the BeeGees going to be there ? Now that is a respectabl
All I can say is is that you better straighten up. No more of this rap nonesense. If you dont be good I am going to tell your father just as soon as he gets home. No nintendo or atari for you young man !
Correction to article: this festival is NOT shown on PBS. Your writer is confused between the PBS TV show by the same name and the Festival which merely licenses the name (but does not participate otherwise with the PBS series).
Can I mess with your cola than?? :l
I'm gonna do jello shots with the devil while listening to Bright Eyes and Kanye!!!!
Seems like most of you people commenting don't know what real music is! Austin is the Live Music Capitol of the World! What are your states known for?! And for that person staying home to watch half men re-runs, you must be WINNING! Guess you have tiger's blood too! I love Austin, lived in Texas all my life and like our slogan goes DON'T MESS WITH TEXAS!!!
You're right! Everything is bigger in Texas. Like yours moms behind, and your daddy's tallywacker that you see every night.
This is the best festival of the year. So many great bands.. If you people dont like it, dont go. We wont miss you. You wouldnt fit in anyways. Its not for racists or religous fanatics!
What about poooottttt heads and hippies???...lol
NO ONE IS PROUD OF BEING A POOT HEAD
y yall hatin on the city. Its austin texas. Get it right. Wouldnt none of yall sorry ass states or citys hold it down like we do. Thts why tha acl is held here every year and has been seening a growth in people and money. To everyone involed. So all the small talk run along we got so much talent here. And yall wouldnt even know it.
Austin is full of gays....fffffffffkkkkk that, you be proud of austin and happy tail hunting.......fffffaaaaaggggg!
Yeezy taught me
Gonna stay home and watch 2 and a half men reruns
Sounds like a bunch of crappy bands to me, no thanks, I'll stay home and not watch it on tv either.
Stevie Wonder would be the only one worth seeing and he is blind.
Not 10th Anniversary, just 10th. If it started in 2002, 10th anniversary will be 2012.
$90 for a one day pass or watch it for free at home, hmmmm? Neither for me, thank you!
Love ACL...... I stumbled onto it while driving in my car in 1978. There was this great band playing I'd never heard of....The Daisy Dillman Band. Turns out they were from my hometown...Minneapolis.
Why didnt they call it the jiggaboo festival ?
I'm not sure why there is kanye west. I'm not saying i don't get his music or why he is popular. I just don't understand why there is him. why does he even exist? I see no value in him.
Can't stand his assss .......and hi rapppppp
WANNA BE COACHELLA
My Morning Jackenit. A band of whiney gays.
My Morning Jacket is considered as 1 person, kind of like Nine Inch Nails is Trent Reznor.
BAD TROLL IS BAD EITHER WAY WHOS GONNA GO ILL SEE YA THERE
I am protected. Wearing my magic underwear today ! YES !
Be forwarned my children. Do not listen to this music of fornication. Behold the blasphemer. Lo unto the bearer of evil music. Partaketh not on this sea of forsakenness.
Child molestor,please tell us what kind of music you listen to?
WELL THIS SOUNDS LIKE ITS JUST GOING TO BE A BUNCH OF DEVIL MUSIC.
Uuhgggggg. I can't stand stevie wonder cause he issssssss,I mean I can't stand his music.......why couldn't they had journeys instead? Shmmmmmmmmmm
What are you really trying to say ted??.....and what you mean jungle music??
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