Austin City Limits line-up announced
Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips performs as part of the Austin City Limits Music Festival at Zilker Park in 2006.
May 17th, 2011
12:26 PM ET

Austin City Limits line-up announced

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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    May 22, 2012 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  3. MOM

    Are the BeeGees going to be there ? Now that is a respectable group.

    May 17, 2011 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  4. MOM

    Are the BeeGees going to be there ? Now that is a respectabl
    e group.

    May 17, 2011 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  5. MOM

    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 !

    May 17, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  6. David

    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).

    May 17, 2011 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  7. i cant belive is not butter

    Can I mess with your cola than?? :l

    May 17, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Mike

    I'm gonna do jello shots with the devil while listening to Bright Eyes and Kanye!!!!

    May 17, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jessica A

    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!!!

    May 17, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • sheenius

      You're right! Everything is bigger in Texas. Like yours moms behind, and your daddy's tallywacker that you see every night.

      May 17, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Willy

    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!

    May 17, 2011 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Jaun gotti

    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.

    May 17, 2011 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  12. i cant belive is not butter

    That's raceist!!....

    May 17, 2011 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  13. marsha

    Yeezy taught me

    May 17, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  14. sheenius

    Gonna stay home and watch 2 and a half men reruns

    May 17, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  15. who really cares???

    Sounds like a bunch of crappy bands to me, no thanks, I'll stay home and not watch it on tv either.

    May 17, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  16. ObaManure

    Stevie Wonder would be the only one worth seeing and he is blind.

    May 17, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Hunter

    Not 10th Anniversary, just 10th. If it started in 2002, 10th anniversary will be 2012.

    May 17, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Peace

    $90 for a one day pass or watch it for free at home, hmmmm? Neither for me, thank you!

    May 17, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  19. humberto

    "Secede"

    May 17, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  20. JR

    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.

    May 17, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  21. emma

    Why didnt they call it the jiggaboo festival ?

    May 17, 2011 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  22. kanye east

    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.

    May 17, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  23. YOUR MOM

    WANNA BE COACHELLA

    May 17, 2011 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Weezy

    My Morning Jackenit. A band of whiney gays.

    May 17, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  25. cheefsfury

    BAD TROLL IS BAD EITHER WAY WHOS GONNA GO ILL SEE YA THERE

    May 17, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Mormon

    I am protected. Wearing my magic underwear today ! YES !

    May 17, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Preacher

    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.

    May 17, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Preacher

    WELL THIS SOUNDS LIKE ITS JUST GOING TO BE A BUNCH OF DEVIL MUSIC.

    May 17, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  29. i cant belive is not butter

    What are you really trying to say ted??.....and what you mean jungle music??

    May 17, 2011 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |

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