Austin City Limits 2009 Line-Up Unveiled

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Aidan Williamson

28th April 2009
At 13:28 GMT

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"Three days, eight stages, one-hundred-and-thirty bands" runs the banner for the 2009 incarnation of the Austin City Limits music festival in Texas. Who are these so-called bands? You may ask.

Now we can tell you, for the first burst of confirmed acts for ACL '09 have been revealed: you will wish you lived nearer to Austin, we assure you.

Most notably, the line-up will feature headlining performances from Pearl Jam, Beastie Boys, Sonic Youth and Kings of Leon. There are still many more artists to be confirmed, but for now the line-up looks like this:

Airborne Toxic Event
Alberta Cross
Alela Diane
Andrew Bird
Arctic Monkeys
Asleep at the Wheel
The Avett Brothers
The B-52s
Beastie Boys
Bassnectar
Bell-X1
Ben Harper
Black Joe Lewis
Blitzen Trapper
Bon Iver
Brett Dennen
Citizen Cope
Clutch
Cotton Jones
Damien Horne
Dan Auerbach
Daniel Johnston
Danny Brooks
Dave Matthews Band
David Garza
The Dead Weather
The Decemberists
Deer Tick
DeVotchKa
Dexateens
The Dodos
Dr. Dog
The Durdens
Eek-a-mouse
Federico Aubele
The Felice Brothers
Flogging Molly
Girl Talk
Ghostland Observatory
The Gospel Silvertones
The Greencards
Heartless Bastards
Henry Butler
Henry Clay People
Here We Go Magic
Jeffrey Steele
John Legend
John Vanderslice
Jonathan Tyler & Northern Lights
Jonell Mosser
Jypsi
Keith Gattis
Kings of Leon
K’Naan
The Knux
L.A.X.
Leatherbag
Levon Helm
Lily Allen
Lisa Hannigan
Loose Cannon
Los Amigos Invisibles
The Low Anthem
Lunch Money
Marva Wright
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Milkshake
Mimicking Birds
Mos Def
Nelo
Palm School Elementary
Papa Mali
The Parlor Mob
Passion Pit
Pearl Jam
Phoenix
Poi Dog Pondering
Preservation Hall
Q Brothers
Quinn Sullivan
Ralph’s World
Raul Malo
The Raveonettes
Rebirth Brass Band
Reckless Kelly
Reverend Payton’s Big Damn Band
Robyn Hitchcock
Rodriguez
Sam Roberts Band
Sarah Jaffe
Sarah Siskind
Sarah Watkins
The Scabs
School of Seven Bells
Sonic Youth
Sons of Bill
Soul Stirrers
Sound Tribe Sector Nine
State Radio
Suckers
Telephone Company
Terri Hendrix
Thievery Corporation
The Toadies
Todd Snider
Vince Mira
The Virgins
The Walkmen
Walter “Wolfman” Washington
White Lies
The Wood Brothers
Zac Brown Band

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