Posted in music | tour dates on May 22, 2012


After teasing us with lineup addictions day by day over the past few days, the full lineup of Austin City Limits 2012 is finally here. Check it out below....

• Red Hot Chili Peppers
• Neil Young and Crazy Horse
• The Black Keys
• Jack White
• Florence + The Machine
• The Avett Brothers
• Iggy & The Stooges
• The Roots
• The Shins
• Weezer
• Goyte
• The Civil Wars
• M83
• Tegan and Sara
• Childish Gambino
• Two Door Cinema Club
• Thievery Corporation
• The Afghan Wigs
• Crystal Castles
• Andrew Bird
• Gary Clark Jr.
• Metric
• Band of Skulls
• Esperanza Spalding
• Alabama Shakes
• Delta Spirit
• M. Ward
• Randy Rogers Band
• Die Antwoord
• Rufus Wainwright
• Big Gigantic
• Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra
• Steve Earle
• The War on Drugs
• Umphrey's McGee
• Barrington Levy
• Old 97's
• Punch Brothers
• Bombay Bicycle Club
• A-Trak
• Trampled by Turtles
• Patterson Hood
• Michael Kiwanuka
• Big K.R.I.T.
• Oberhofer
• Tennis
• Zola Jesus
• Stars
• Kimbra
• Black Lips
• Los Campesinos!
• Jovanotti
• Ben Howard
• Ruthie Foster
• Freelance Whales
• Civil Twilight
• The Whigs
• Dev
• The Lumineers
• Bad Books
• The Devil Makes Three
• Asleep at the Wheel
• First Aid Kit
• Patrick Watson
• LP
• Caveman
• Lee Fields & The Expression
• Father John Misty
• Dry The River
• The Boxer Rebellion
• Soul Rebels Brass Band
• Willis Earl Beal
• He's My Brother, She's My Sister
• Kishi Bashi
• Deep Dark Woods
• Moon Duo
• Kopecky Family Band
• River City Extension
• Quiet Corral
• Wheeler Brothers
• The Relatives
• Space Capone
• The Staves
• Native Run
• Nikki Lane
• Thundercat
• The Wombats
• Quiet Company
• Infantree
• Wild Child
• La Vida Bohème
• The Eastern Sea
• The Dunwells
• Kenny Vaughan Trio
• Justin Jones
• Sonámbulo
• Royal Teeth
• Noah Gunderson
• The Aaron Ivey Band
• The Mighty Sincere Voices
• G.S.T.
• Colorfeels
• Lera Lynn
• Megan McCormick
• Shields of Faith
• Stapletons
• The Baylor Choir
• Disciples Of Joy
• Ralph's World
• Orange Sherbet
• Big Don
• Rocknoceros
• Hullabaloo
• Jambo
• Peter DiStefano & Tor
• The School of Rock
• The Q Brothers

UPDATE: here's the press release:

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

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.




Tags: A-Trak, ACL, Afghan Whigs, Alabama Shakes, Andrew Bird, Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, Asleep at the Wheel, Austin City Limits, AVICII, Bad Books, Band of Skulls, Barrington Levy, BASSNECTAR, Ben Howard, Big Don Rocknoceros, Big Gigantic, Big K.R.I.T., Black Lips, Bombay Bicycle Club, Caveman, Childish Gambino, Civil Twilight, Colorfeels, Crystal Castles, Deep Dark Woods, Delta Spirit, Dev, Die Antwoord, Disciples of Joy, Dry the River, Esperanza Spalding, Father John Misty, First Aid Kit, Florence and The Machine, Freelance Whales, G.S.T., Gary Clark Jr., Gotye, Hes My Brother, Hullabaloo, Iggy Pop, Infantree, Jack White, Jambo, Jovanotti, Justin Jones, Kenny Vaughan Trio, Kimbra, Kishi Bashi, Kopecky Family Band, La Vida Bohème, Lee Fields, Lee Fields and The Expressions, Lera Lynn, Los Campesinos!, LP, M. Ward, M83, Megan McCormick, Metric, Michael Kiwanuka, Moon Duo, Native Run, NEEDTOBREATHE, Neil Young, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Nikki Lane, Noah Gunderson, Oberhofer, Old 97s, Orange Sherbet, Patrick Watson, Patterson Hood, Peter DiStefano and Tor, POLICA, Punch Brothers, Quiet Company, Quiet Corral, Ralph's World, Randy Rogers Band, Red Hot Chili Peppers, River City Extension, Royal Teeth, Rufus Wainwright, Ruthie Foster, Shes My Sister, Shields of Faith, Sonámbulo, Soul Rebels Brass Band, Space Capone, Stapletones The Baylor Choir, Stars, Steve Earle, Tegan and Sara, Tennis, The Aaron Ivey Band, The Avett Brothers, The Black Keys, The Boxer Rebellion, The Civil Wars, The Devil Makes Three, The Dunwells, The Eastern Sea, The Lumineers, The Mighty Sincere Voices, The Q Brothers, The Relatives, The Roots, The School of Rock, The Shins, The Staves, The Stooges, The War On Drugs, The Whigs, The Wombats, Thievery Corporation, Thundercat, Trampled by Turtles, Two Door Cinema Club, Umphreys McGee, Weezer, Wheeler Brothers, Wild Child, Willis Earl Beal, Zola Jesus

Comments (34)

YTIN.ASNIL will be there.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 1:01 AM

IGGY & the Stooges!
Damnit I may just have to go

Posted by TXn | May 22, 2012 1:04 AM

Every festival has the same lineup.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 1:12 AM

coachella >

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 1:13 AM

You mean Gotye?

Posted by Judy Guardia | May 22, 2012 1:38 AM

This is just like fucking Lollapalooza what the fuck is Chili Peppers playing every motherfucking god damn son of a bitch asshole cock sucking cunt licking festival?

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 2:00 AM

can the black keys go away for a very long time? festivals this year have all been weak but this and OSL really suck ass

Posted by mike | May 22, 2012 2:10 AM

RHCP better not play coachella next year...i swear to god!!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 2:10 AM

rufus wainwright, esperanza spalding, thundercat. kings x.

Posted by ATX | May 22, 2012 2:14 AM

yes yes yes RHCP confirmed

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 3:10 AM

In their desperation to escape the perception of Austin City Limits as a shit-kicker's delight - aesthetically speaking, that is - the producers have cast about manically for any shred of relevance they think exists in pop music. Which, ironically, has simply wiped out whatever shreds of credibility they might once have had.

Posted by Crosseyed Sniper | May 22, 2012 3:11 AM

RHCP will not play Coachella next year but No Doubt will. Pick your evil.

Festival's really need to grab at least one headliner to differentiate themselves from the pack. Coachella won this year (Dre and Snoop), Lolla did okay (Sabbath) and Voodoo snagged Green Day. Who plays that role on this lineup? Neil Young? Iggy? I really don't think so.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 5:03 AM

C3 did pretty good with this lineup this year.

Better than a Copy and Paste Lolla

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 8:06 AM

Whigs and Afghan Whigs, Black Lips and Black Keys, on the same bill. Must lead to some awkward mixups.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 8:07 AM

"Gotye (Belgium)"... You do realize that Belgium is not in Australia right?

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 8:13 AM

^ I was just thinking that some hipster kid is gonna walk into the Afghan Whigs show expecting poppy goodness and get his ass handed to him. That's if Dulli doesn't beat the shit out of Gispert first.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 8:15 AM

Don't get it. Basically the same lineup of Lolla. But worse. Why don't they pick bands that are not playing in every single festival like Pulp, Blur (yeah pay Damon and cia. loads of money, would be worth), Beach House, RAdiohead, Garbage, Duke Spirit, Kills, Regina Spektor etc

Posted by danny | May 22, 2012 8:17 AM

Old guy post
Fat guy post
Austin post
next up ....
Ted Leo post!
film @ 11

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 8:31 AM

8:17 Move to England, you jackbooted bastard

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 8:31 AM

Yeah American needs some Blur! Last US shows were 2003..last shows Blur did with Graham where 1999?

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 9:00 AM

ACL needs some up-yer-ass metal, boyz. They gone soft.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 9:05 AM

wtf is this? i like the idea of "shit-kicker's delight" as described above. maybe DBT and a Whiskeytown reunion?

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 9:08 AM


Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 9:12 AM

U crazy. Look at, it's pretty much the same line up.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 9:18 AM


Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 9:21 AM

Hey genius on 8:31! Half of the bands mentioned on 8:17 are American

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 9:21 AM

Bonnaroo ftw!

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 9:32 AM

I'd go even if it was just Neil Young & Crazy Horse. When are they (finally) coming to NYC?

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 9:39 AM

Besides Neil Young & Iggy, nothing else makes me want to attend this year. I went in 2007 because the lineup was amazing and I bought a ticket and flight the day I saw the initial list of bands. Seems like '07 was the last really solid ACL.

Bob Dylan
Arcade Fire
My Morning Jacket
LCD Soundsystem
Yo La Tengo
The National
Andrew Bird
Blonde Redhead
Queens of the Stone Age
Bloc Party
Arctic Monkeys
Damien Rice
Gotan Project
Joss Stone
Robert Earl Keen
Lucinda Williams
The Decemberists
Regina Spektor
Steve Earle
Ziggy Marley
Stephen Marley
Kaiser Chiefs
Amos Lee
Ben Kweller
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Bela Fleck & The Flecktones
Pete Yorn
Ghostland Observatory
Reverend Horton Heat
Butch Walker
Peter Bjorn and John
Sound Tribe Sector 9
Cold War Kids
Joseph Arthur & The Lonely Astronauts,
Heartless Bastards
Raul Malo
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
Dr. Dog

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 9:57 AM

Wow, this just confirms it:
Sasquatch has the best line-up for festivals this summer. Whoever does Sasquatch's booking did a great job of not adding the same bands to the roster like most other festivals did this year. There is way more variety.

God, 4 more days! I cannot wait.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 11:00 AM

So many festivals, so little hummus

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 11:23 AM

No Tupac hologram? I'm not going.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 11:32 AM

I don't like living in a world where Bassnecter receives such high billing.


Posted by Funderburgh | May 22, 2012 11:41 AM

I really like this.

Posted by jordon | July 30, 2013 4:18 PM

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