Austin City Limits Music Festival Announces 2012 Lineup

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, the Black Keys, Jack White, Florence + the Machine, the Avett Brothers to Headline ACL Festival 2012.
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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 presale last week during the designated time frame. Ticket sales updates will be released on Wednesday morning at 10 a.m.

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.

Artists Scheduled to Play ACL 2012:

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