Foo Fighters, Beck lead Austin City Limits fest


NASHVILLE -- Foo Fighters, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Beck, Manu Chao, John Fogerty, David Byrne, the Raconteurs and the Mars Volta are among the top acts booked for this year's Austin City Limits Music Festival, set for the city's Zilker Park from Sept. 26-28.

The seventh ACL Fest, produced by Austin-based promoter/producer C3 Presents, will feature more than 125 acts over three days. Also on the bill are Gnarls Barkley, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, N.E.R.D., Tegan & Sara, Iron & Wine, G. Love & Special Sauce, Neko Case, Band Of Horses, the Swell Season, Silversun Pickups, Gogol Bordello, Gillian Welch, the Black Keys, Against Me!, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Hot Chip, Spiritualized, Drive-By Truckers, Vampire Weekend and Duffy.

The ACL lineup boasts several acts with a Texas connection, among them Erykah Badu, Robert Earl Keen, Patty Griffin, Eli Young Band, Kevin Fowler, Flyleaf, Roky Erickson, What Made Milwaukee Famous, Black Joe Lewis & the Honey Bears and White Denim.

Three-day passes are available for $170, including fees and a print-at-home option, at until sellout or show time. Sponsors are AT&T, AMD, Dell, Austin Ventures, WaMu, BMI, H-E-B, Heineken, Blackstone Winery and Sweet Leaf Tea.

The ACL festival was the fourth-ranked festival in the world in 2007, based on its gross of $11.3 million and attendance of 225,000 from three sold-out days, according to Billboard Boxscore.

The complete ACL lineup continues on next page.

Foo Fighters
Drive-By Truckers
Five Times August
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
Ingrid Michaelson
Langhorne Slim
Manu Chao
Alejandro Escovedo
Eli "Paper Boy" Reed & the True Loves
John Fogerty
Jose Gonzales
Bavu Blakes & the Extra Plairs
David Byrne
AA Bondy
The Raconteurs
Del the Funky Homosapien
Christopher Denny
The Mars Volta
Man Man
Mike Farris
Gnarls Barkley
Jamie Lidell
The Lee Boys
Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band
South Austin Jug Band
What Made Milwaukee Famous American
Erykah Badu
Jenny Lewis
Bobby Bare, Jr.
Robert Earl Keen
M. Ward
Patty Griffin
Asleep at the Wheel
Bellville Outfit
Tegan and Sara
Mason Jennings We Go to 11
Iron & Wine
Heartless Bastards
Band of Heathens
G. Love & Special Sauce
City and Colour
Neko Case
The Nachito Herrera All Stars
Sunny Sweeney
Band of Horses
Shooter Jennings
Elizabeth Wills
The Swell Season
Xavier Rudd
Silversun Pickups
Bonnie Bishop
Gogol Bordello
Octopus Project
Ben Sollee
Gillian Welch J
oe Bonamassa
Ben Cylus
Eli Young Band
The Kills
The Concert Supremes
The Black Keys
White Denim
River City Christionettes
Against Me!
Louis XIV
Shields of Faith
Jakob Dylan and the Gold Mountain Rebels
Delta Spirit
The Jones Family Singers
Okkervil River
Mates of State
Nakia & His Southern Cousins
Nicole Atkins & the Sea
Brotherly Luv
Kevin Fowler
Electric Touch
The Hensley Ensemble
Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings
Black Joe Lewis & the Honey Bears
School of Rock
Hot Chip
Back Door Slam
Vampire Weekend
Tristan Prettyman
Q Brothers
Slightly Stoopid
The Strange Boys
Buck Howdy with BB
Ryan Bingham
Uncle Rock
Scott Biram
Big Don
Roky Erickson
The Freddy Jones Band
mr. RAY
Yonder Mountain String Band
Colour Revolt
The Jimmies