Sheryl Crow, Trey Anastasio, the Pixies, Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, Dashboard Confessional and Modest Mouse are among the first wave of bands confirmed for the third annual Austin City Limits Festival. The event, which will also feature Franz Ferdinand, Robert Randolph and Solomon Burke, is set for September 17-19 in the hometown of the popular Austin City Limits television show, which is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary.
Over the previous two summers, the Austin City Limits Festival offered a diverse lineup of music over three days that reflects the talent that appears on the popular PBS television program of the same name. More than 130 acts will take part in the proceedings, held on eight separate stages in the city’s Zilker Park.
Austin City Limits is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary this year, and the upcoming season boasts a lineup including festival performers (Crow, Randolph, the Pixies), returning ACL guests (Flaming Lips, Norah Jones, Lyle Lovett, Patty Griffin) and newcomers (Rufus Wainwright, the Strokes). The new season begins airing October 2nd.
A live album from last year’s ACL event will be released this summer. The set includes songs by R.E.M., Ben Harper, the Drive-By Truckers and Bright Eyes.