By: Spacelab Research Staff
Austin City Limits has announced its 2010 lineup. The show is of course in Austin, Texas, and features over a hundred bands on eight different stages over three days. This year's festival includes The Strokes, M.I.A, Flaming Lips, LCD Soundsystem, Spoon Deadmau5, Sonic Youth and Broken Bells, plus a lot more. Check out the festival overview for a complete line up.
Austin City Limits has grown into one of the largest in the world, as well as one of the oldest, and is now rapidly becoming one of the most diverse. Take this year's ACL lineup, for example. The acts are widespread among the genres, from indie rock and alternative to country, blues and folk to rock 'n' roll, bluegrass and zydeco.
You can of course jump into the whole social media thing by connecting with the festival on Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, Flickr, email and mobile. They'll of course be tweeting their hearts out on Twitter because everyone is doing it, and Austin City Limits doesn't want to be left out.
All early bird, advance and 3-day pass tickets have been sold out, anyone wanting a ticket now will have to pony up for a regular old 1-day pass for $85 starting on Wednesday, May 18th. But hey, no service fees! High rollers (what's left of them anyway) can get 3 day VIP passes for the skinny price of $850. Live LARGE.
The 2009 festival included names like Beastie Boys, Thievery Corporation, The Dead Weather, Sonic Youth, and The Decemberists.
The festival also ends up being featured on late night installments on PBS, often around midnight, so check local American listings to see when it plays in your area.