String Cheese Incident, Tom Petty, the Flaming Lips and Galactic All Aboard ACL
The Austin City Limits Music Festival will once again veer towards the eclectic, boasting sets from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, the String Cheese Incident, the Flaming Lips, Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals, Van Morrison, Willie Nelson, Massive Attack, John Mayer and Jack White’s The Raconteurs. Scheduled to take place from September 15-17 in Austin’s Zilker Park, the multi-day gathering will also feature performances from Galactic, Los Lonely Boys, Ween, Matisyahu, The Shins, G.Love & Special Sauce, Calexico, Guster, Secret Machines, Gnarls Barkley, Damian Rice, Cat Power & the Memphis Rhythm Band, Nickel Creek, Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley, Kings of Leon, Iron & Wine and the New Pornographers. A pair of New Groove-alums, the Benevento/Russo Duo and New Monsoon, have also nabbed spots on the multi-band bill. The New Orleans Social Club, a union of displaced Big Easy musicians, will also make a rare festival appearance just miles from the Austin club which sparked its initial union.