Austin City Limits Lineup Announced

Pearl Jam, Decemberists, Beasite Boys top the bill.

Johnny Firecloudby Johnny Firecloud

Austin City Limits Lineup Announced

We don't normally make too big a deal out of music festival lineup announcements, because they've largele either devolved to time-machine nostalgia trips (Lollapalooza) and mainstream wankfests (Coachella). But some things, like this year's Rock The Bells, some things are worth an exception, and so is this year's Austin City Limits Festival, the 150-band-strong lineup of which was announced yesterday.

Bands on this jaw-dropping bill include Pearl Jam, The Decemberists, Jack White's new band The Dead Weather, Clutch, Ben Harper and Relentless7, Thievery Corporation, Mos Def, Kings of Leon, Dan Auerbach of Black Keys, The Toadies, Beastie Boys, Arctic Monkeys, Lily Allen, Sonic Youth, Dave Matthews Band, John Legend, Ghostland Observatory, Flogging Molly and many, many more.

The three-day festival takes place in Zilker Park in Austin, Texas from October 2nd through the 4th, and if you can get there, it's easily the best lineup of any summer festival announced so far - and a much better deal than Coachella at that! You won't have to stand outside in the desert all goddamned day, either.

Buy tickets HERE.


Pearl Jam
Dave Matthews Band
Beastie Boys
Kings of Leon
Ben Harper and Relentless7
Thievery Corporation
John Legend
The Dead Weather
The Levon Helm Band
Ghostland Observatory
Sonic Youth
Mos Def
Flogging Molly
The B-52s
Lily Allen
Citizen Cope
Arctic Monkeys
The Decemberists
Coheed and Cambria
Andrew Bird
Girl Talk
STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector 9)
Bon Iver
The Avett Brothers
The Airborne Toxic Event
Medeski, Martin & Wood
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Grizzly Bear
Heartless Bastards
Passion Pit
White Lies
Dan Auerbach
The Walkmen
The Scabs
Reckless Kelly
Blitzen Trapper
The Virgins
Here We Go Magic
K’ Naan
Asleep at the Wheel
Dr. Dog
The Raveonettes
The Knux
Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears
State Radio
Los Amigos Invisibles
The Felice Brothers
Federico Aubele
Raul Malo
Daniel Johnston
Poi Dog Pondering
Brett Dennen
Henry Butler
Preservation Hall
Sam Roberts Band
The Greencards
Sara Watkins
Walter “Wolfman” Washington
David Garza
John Vanderslice
Zac Brown Band
Todd Snider
School of Seven Bells
The Dodos
Robyn Hitchcock and the Venus 3
Alberta Cross
Deer Tick
Bell X1
Alela Diane
The Wood Brothers
The Parlor Mob
Rebirth Brass Band
Marva Wright
Terri Hendrix
Lisa Hannigan

The Low Anthem
Sons of Bill
Sarah Jaffe
Cotton Jones
The Henry Clay People
Papa Mali
Vince Mira
Jonathan Tyler & the Northern
Mimicking Birds
Jeffrey Steele
Jonell Mosser
Keith Gattis
Damien Horne
Sarah Siskind
Danny Brooks
Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
The Soul Stirrers
The Durdens
Palm School Elementary
The Gospel Silvertones
Quinn Sullivan
Ralph’s World
Q Brothers
Telephone Company
Loose Cannons
Lunch Money