WTF. The Eagles? Phish? Are you effing serious?
Well, the 2010 lineup for the Austin City Limits Music Festival has been announced, and we’re not thrilled by how top-heavy the bill is with old-guy-with-a-ponytail-and-Hawaiian-shirt music. ACL somewhat redeems itself in the middle of the bill with Austin metal gods The Sword, hipster-band-of-the-month The National and gypsy-rock maniacs Gogol Bordello. And while we weren’t too impressed with Julian Casablancas’ solo work, we’re stoked to see the return of The Strokes. The Flaming Lips always do ACL right, so that should be fun. And Muse just has festival performance in its blood.
Here’s the entire lineup, starting with the headliners….
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 – Mountain Goats – Bear in Heaven – Mayer Hawthorne – 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 Smith
The Verve Pipe – Frances England – The Jellydots – Elizabeth Mitchell – Okee Dokee Brothers
Tom Freund – School of Rock – Q Brothers
ACL Fest takes place October 8-10 at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas.