The Austin City Limits Music Festival line-up was announced at midnight, and I'm kind of miffed that RHCP are billed above Neil Young & Crazy Horse. Beyond that, you've got the usual ACL formula: the top tier of tried and true go-to festival acts (no surprise seeing the Black Keys or Jack White on this bill).Then there's the acts I barely know (AVICII, who is possibly the "new" Skrillex?) stacked higher on the list than actual talent (Gary Clark Jr.). You've got the one-hit wonder contingent (Gotye, I hope for your sake, you're still relevant in five months) and then the odd assortment of emerging artists towards the end that are far more interesting (Zola Jesus, Father John Misty, Big K.R.I.T.).
The whole line-up is below. Who are you excited about? Who were you hoping for?
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