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Austin City Limits Festival — 2012 lineup


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.

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