ACL lineup 2012: Jack White, Neil Young, Black Keys, RHCP, more - Reverb

ACL lineup 2012: Jack White, Neil Young, Black Keys, RHCP, more

The Austin City Limits Music Festival is unofficially known as the end of the summer festival season in the U.S. (See our review and photos from last year’s fest here.)

The juggernaut festival held in the Texas capital’s Zilker Park just announced its lineup for this year’s Oct. 12-14 event, and it looks safe and easy – but very buzzy, too.

They’re leading with the big names, of course: the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, the Black Keys, Jack White, Florence + the Machine and the Avett Brothers – a tight group of acts, all of which echo other leading festivals including Coachella and Lollapalooza.

Also among the 130 groups on the line-up: Avicii, Bassnectar, the Roots, Iggy & the Stooges, the Shins, Weezer, Gotye, the Civil Wars, Alabama Shakes, Childish Gambino and M83.

The full ACL lineup for 2012:

Red Hot Chili Peppers
Neil Young and Crazy Horse
The Black Keys
Jack White
Florence + The Machine
The Avett Brothers
Iggy & The Stooges
Avicii
Bassnectar
The Roots
The Shins
Weezer
Gotye
The Civil Wars
M83
Tegan and Sara
Childish Gambino
Two Door Cinema Club
Thievery Corporation
The Afghan Whigs
Crystal Castles
Andrew Bird
Gary Clark Jr.
Metric
Band of Skulls
Esperanza Spalding
Alabama Shakes
Delta Spirit
M. Ward
Randy Rogers Band
Die Antwoord
Rufus Wainwright
NEEDTOBREATHE
Big Gigantic
Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra
Steve Earle
The War On Drugs
Umphrey’s McGee
Barrington Levy
Old 97′s
Punch Brothers
Bombay Bicycle Club
A-Trak
Trampled By Turtles
Patterson Hood
Michael Kiwanuka
Big K.R.I.T.
Oberhofer
POLICA
Tennis
Zola Jesus
Stars
Kimbra
Black Lips
Los Campesinos!
Jovanotti
Ben Howard
Ruthie Foster
Freelance Whales
Civil Twilight
The Whigs
Dev
The Lumineers
Bad Books
The Devil Makes Three
Asleep At The Wheel
First Aid Kit
Patrick Watson
LP
Caveman
Lee Fields & The Expressions
Father John Misty
Dry The River
The Boxer Rebellion
Soul Rebels Brass Band
Willis Earl Beal
He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister
Kishi Bashi
Deep Dark Woods
Kopecky Family Band
River City Extension
Quiet Corral
Wheeler Brothers
The Relatives
Space Capone
The Staves
Native Run
Nikki Lane
Quiet Company
Infantree
Wild Child
La Vida Bohème
The Eastern Sea
The Dunwells
Kenny Vaughan Trio
Justin Jones
Sonámbulo
Royal Teeth
Noah Gunderson
The Aaron Ivey Band
The Mighty Sincere Voices
G.S.T.
Colorfeels
Lera Lynn
Megan McCormick
Shields Of Faith
Stapletones
The Baylor Choir
Disciples Of Joy
Ralph’s World
Orange Sherbet
Big Don
Rocknoceros
Hullabaloo
Jambo
Peter DiStefano & Tor
The School of Rock
The Q Brothers

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Ricardo Baca is the founder and executive editor of Reverb, the co-founder of The UMS and an award-winning critic and journalist at The Denver Post.