Over the past eight seasons, the Austin City Limits Music Festival has established itself as one of the leading U.S. music festivals. With an all-star lineup to rival the likes of Coachella, Bonnaroo and Lollapallooza, ACL will return for its ninth annual weekend October 8-10 at Zilker Park in Austin, TX.
Festival organizers unveiled the eclectic billing for the 2010 event earlier today, May 18, via YouTube video (embedded below). Phish and The Strokes will headline the festivities on October 8, while Muse and M.I.A. lead the billing on October 9. The weekend will be capped off with sets from Eagles and festival staple The Flaming Lips on October 10.
Single-day tickets are currently on sale for $85 each. ACL has already sold out its allotment of three-day passes in all available price and time ranges: $145 Early Bird passes, $165 advance passes, and $185 regular passes. According to a report from Billboard, all three-day passes sold out within 14 hours of going on sale April 21.
In addition to offering free at-home ticket printing this year, ACL is using all-in pricing for its ticket face values. The pricing and printing set-ups are part of an effort to simplify the ticketing process and save festival-goers some of the sticker shock associated with the fees and charges that are usually added late in the ticket ordering process.
“Our service charge-free pricing means that no service fees will be added to the published ticket price,” reads an ACL statement. “We want to de-complicate the ticket buying process by making it clear and simple, with no surprises waiting for you when you check out.”
The massive lineup also boasts artists with some of the most anticipated recent releases, including LCD Soundsystem (“This is Happening,” May 18); Spoon (“Transference,” January 19); Vampire Weekend (“Contra,” January 12); and Norah Jones (“The Fall,” November 2009). The current ACL lineup, as it stands now, is listed below.
While the complete festival schedule is still forthcoming, most acts have already been booked for a specific date of the three-day event. Performance dates and scheduling details will be updated as available on the official ACL Web site.
Austin City Limits Music Festival 2010:
(Lineup is subject to change.)
The Eagles; Muse; Phish; The Strokes; M.I.A; Flaming Lips; LCD Soundsystem; Spoon; Vampire Weekend; Norah Jones; Band of Horses; Monsters of Folk; Deadmau5; Sonic Youth; Gogol Bordello; The National; Robert Earl Keen; The Black Keys; Broken Bells; Slightly Stoopid; Yeasayer; Pat Green; Rebelution; Beach House; The Sword; Matt and Kim; The xx; Portugal. The Man; The Temper Trap; Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros; Girls; Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses; Local Natives; Gaslight Anthem; Lucero; Devendra Banhart and the Grogs; Blues Traveler; Pete Yorn; The Soft Pack; Gayngs; Amos Lee; Robert Randolph & The Family Band; Ozomatli; Richard Thompson; Martin Sexton; Manchester Orchestra; The Almighty Defenders; Miike Snow; The Mountain Goats; Bear in Heaven; Mayer Hawthorne & The County; Midlake; Foals; Switchfoot; Cage the Elephant; JJ Grey & Mofro; Kinky; Angus & Julia Stone; The Morning Benders; Hockey; White Rabbits; David Bazan; Asleep at the Wheel; Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue; Nortec Collective; The Very Best; Beats Antique; Henry Clay People; Blind Pilot; GIVERS; Dawes; Band of Heathens; Charlie Mars; Two Door Cinema Club; Lissie; Sarah Harmer; The Constellations; T. Bird and the Breaks; Chief; Frank Turner; Those Darlins; Carolyn Wonderland; TEACHERS; Kings Go Forth; The Relatives; The Ettes; Qbeta; The Dough Rollers; MyNameIsJohnMichael; Basia Bulat; Balmorhea; Dan Black; The Jane Shermans; The Kicks; Ponderosa; Two Tons of Steel; Caitlin Rose; SPEAK; Run With Bulls; Maxim Ludwig; Gospel Stars; Heavenly Voices; Wesley Bray & The Disciples of Joy; Jones Family Singers; Ashley Cleveland & Kenny Greenberg; Buddy & The Straight Way Travelers; Ruby Jane; The Verve Pipe; Frances England; The Jellydots; Elizabeth Mitchell; Okee Dokee Brothers; Tom Freund; School of Rock; and Q Brothers