Organizers have confirmed the initial list of artists who will perform during the 2004 Austin City Limits (ACL) Music Festival. Set for Sept. 17-19 in the Texas capital’s Zilker Park, the event will showcase more than 130 acts representing many genres on eight stages.
The third annual event will feature sets by Sheryl Crow, Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio, Dashboard Confessional, Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Modest Mouse, Big Head Todd & the Monsters, Solomon Burke, Franz Ferdinand, the Beta Band and reunited modern rock act the Pixies.
Among the newly announced acts is hip-hop collective the Roots and modern rock acts Wilco, Cake, Gomez, Broken Social Scene, My Morning Jacket, the Soundtrack Of Our Lives, Calexico, the Killers, Cat Power, Sloan and Spoon. Along with scene godfather Anastasio, such artists as Medeski Martin & Wood, the North Mississippi Allstars and Particle will represent the jam band contingent, while reggae acts the Wailers and Toots & the Maytals are also on board.
Singer/songwriters will also have a substantial presence, with the likes of Pat Green, Mindy Smith, Josh Rouse, Patty Griffin, Ben Kweller, Howie Day, Neko Case, Joe Ely, Jack Ingram, Donavon Frankenreiter, Shelby Lynne, Kelly Willis, Bruce Robison and Butch Hancock all due to appear.
Among a host of veteran artists confirmed for this year’s festival are Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Solomon Burke, the Blind Boys of Alabama, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, the Holmes Brothers and noted blues belter Marcia Ball.
The full list of confirmed acts can be found at the ACL Music Festival Web site.