While I was away at Cannes, the Austin City Limits Music Festival announced the lineup of artists for this year’s edition, scheduled for September 15-17 at Zilker Park. While not as impressive as last year’s powerhouse bill (The Arcade Fire, Franz Ferdinand, Spoon, Coldplay, Bloc Party, Roky Erickson, M83, Kaiser Chiefs, Steve Earle, etc.), it still should make for a good weekend in the hotter than hot (last year’s festival had an 108-degree day) Texas sun. Among highlights for the 2006 ACL Fest:
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Van Morrison, Willie Nelson, Massive Attack, The Flaming Lips, Gnarls Barkley, Damian Marley, The New Pornographers, Goldfrapp, Brazilian Girls, Iron & Wine, Aimee Mann, Sparklehorse, Cat Power (maybe), Kings of Leon, Stars, Wolf Parade, Ween, The Long Winters, and more!
Sounds cool, huh? But the return engagements of acts like Ben Harper, String Cheese Incident, G. Love & Special Sauce, and Galactic… is all just too much of the same thing. You can see the lineup for yourself, right here.