Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Black Keys Lead ACL 2012 Lineup

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

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    A-Trak    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
AVICII    Oberhofer    Native Run
The Roots    Tennis    Quiet Company
The Shins    Zola Jesus    Infantree
Weezer    Stars    Wild Child
Gotye    Kimbra    La Vida Bohème
The Civil Wars    Black Lips    The Eastern Sea
M83    Los Campesinos!    The Dunwells
Tegan and Sara    Jovanotti    Kenny Vaughan Trio
Childish Gambino    Ben Howard    Justin Jones
Two Door Cinema Club    Ruthie Foster    Sonámbulo
Thievery Corporation    Freelance Whales    Royal Teeth
The Afghan Whigs    Civil Twilight    Noah Gunderson
Crystal Castles    The Whigs    The Aaron Ivey Band
Andrew Bird    Dev    The Mighty Sincere Voices
Gary Clark Jr.    The Lumineers    G.S.T.
Metric    Bad Books    Colorfeels
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    Stapletones
M. Ward    LP    The Baylor Choir
Randy Rogers Band    Caveman    Disciples Of Joy
Die Antwoord    Lee Fields & The Expressions    Ralph’s World
Rufus Wainwright    Father John Misty    Orange Sherbet
NEEDTOBREATHE    Dry The River    Big Don
Big Gigantic    The Boxer Rebellion    Rocknoceros
Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra    Soul Rebels Brass Band    Hullabaloo
Steve Earle    Willis Earl Beal    Jambo
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     

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