The Austin City Limits Festival will announce the 2011 lineup on Tuesday, May 17th, and already the rumors about headliners and lineup choices are flying. We've already confirmed a number of lineup choices from the ACL scratch-off lottery game (see below), and will likely see more in the next two days before the full Austin City Limits 2011 lineup announcement, which happens at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday. Check out a complete lineup.
There's been an eruption of Austin City Limits rumors about Kanye West and Stevie Wonder headlining or being featured after someone posted a photo of the June "Summer Live" issue of SPIN magazine showing those acts. This is all speculation and ACL rumors at this point, as the lineup announcement on Tuesday will reveal the entire 2011 lineup and headliners.
The ACL Scratch-off Lottery has already revealed ACL lineup choices like Fleet Foxes, Chromeo, Cee-Lo Green, Delta Spirit and more. Officially known as the "ACL Lineup Lottery," Austin City Limits organizers decided to do the scratch-off lottery as a fun way to reveal the ACL lineup and create a buzz around the lineup announcement. They even have a "Official Lineup Lottery Page" at the website. The Austin City Limits Twitter page has also been announcing locations in Austin to buy the scratch-off tickets, and Arcade Fire was confirmed on Friday as a headliner from a ticket at the Do512 Lounge. We could also guess Radiohead and Soundgarden as well, but who knows until Tuesday.
Austin City Limits 2011 Lineup Confirmations
My Morning Jacket
J Roddy Walston & the Business
Empire of the Sun
Although early bird tickets and 3-day passes are now sold out, there are still plenty of 1 day passes for Austin City Limits tickets left. VIP tickets are available as 3-day passes and include catered food, gourmet happy hour (beer / wine / drinks), spa treatments (because festivals can be sooo stressful), air conditioned chill areas and special parking. VIP tickets go for $850.
This will be the tenth anniversary of the Austin City Limits Music Festival, so it looks like some big events will be planned to honor the decade. The dates for the Austin City Limits Music Festival are Sept. 16-18, 2011, in Zilker Park in Austin, TX.
Check out the Spacelab Festival Guide for more information on the Austin City Limits Music Festival. Check out the Austin City Limits video page for videos from past ACL performances, as well as videos from this years festival as it happens.