This Year's Austin City Limits Festival Looks To Be The Best

So yeah you all know about Coachella, All Tomorrows Parties, and Bonaroo. Have you heard of the Austin City Limits Music Festival (ACL for all the Texans) yet? Maybe I am just familiar with them since I was born and raised in Texas, and maybe that makes me biased when I say that it is one hell of a good time. Who cares though, I mean with a lineup like they have this year I have every reason to say that it fucking rules.

This year proves to be no different. The organizers have announced today the lineup for the music love-fest that is taking place September 23-25 in downtown Austin’s Zilker Park. They cover so many genres that there is something for everyone. There will be about 130 bands that span the best that indie, rock, roots, Americana, country, and reggae have to offer. In 2004, the Austin City Limits Music Festival was the largest fundraiser for the Austin Parks & Recreation Department and KLRU (Austin’s PBS station) and brought an estimated $23 million into the local economy. I heart you Texas.

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2005 ACL Lineup
Arcade Fire
Widespread Panic
The Black Crowes
The Allman Brothers Band
Bloc Party
The Doves
Lyle Lovett
John Prine
Franz Ferdinand
Rachel Yamagata
Robert Randoplh & The Family Band
Lucinda Williams
Built To Spill
Death Cab For Cutie
Jimmy Cliff
Buddy Guy
Steve Earle
Gov’t Mule
Zap Mama
Robert Earl Keen
The Black Keys
Mike Gordon and Leo Kottke
The Walkmen
Jason Mraz
Rilo Kiley
Secret Machines
The Decemberists
The Bravery
Blue October
Grupo Fantasma
Kermit Ruffins
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Bettye La Vette
Rev. Dan Willis & The All Nations Choir
Morgan Heritage
Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca
Ruthie Foster
The Frames
Mates of State
Mindy Smith
Martin Sexton
The Fiery Furnaces
Federico Aubele
Mouse on Mars
The Futureheads
Kathleen Edwards
Asleep at the Wheel
Tegan and Sara
Mike Doughty
Split Lip Rayfield
Bobby Bare Jr.
The Ditty Bops
The New Amsterdams
Ambulance Ltd.
Slightly Stoopid
Dios Malos
Brave Combo
Dave Alvin & The Guilty Men
Marc Broussard
Bruce Robison
Missy Higgins
Nine Black Alps
Kevin Fowler
Willy Mason
The Weary Boys
Wayne Hancock
Rick Trevino
The Asylum Street Spankers
Oliver Future
The Real Heroes
Bukka Allen
Hairy Apes
The Lost Trailers
The Gospel Stars
Donna the Buffalo
The Shields of Faith
Star Kids Yoga
The Jones Family Singers
South Austin Jug Band
The Lighthouse Singers
Casey McPherson
Kacy Crowley
Tristan Prettyman
The Massacoustics
Joe McDermott
Sara Hickman
Imagination Movers
Free Sol
Inara George
Austin Hartley-Leonard
Maneja Beto
Austin Collins Band
The Biscuit Brothers
Naturally 7
Patrick Davis Band
Kelly Hunt
Kate York

This Year's Austin City Limits Festival Looks To Be The Best