Just in time for tickets to go on sale - as in now - leaks have conveniently begun to spring in C3 Entertainment's carefully under wraps lineup for this year's Austin City Limits Music Festival, scheduled for October 2-4 in Zilker Park. (Don't worry, Longhorn fans: Unlike last year, that's UT's open date.)
So far the biggest name being thrown around is Pearl Jam, whose expanded and remastered landmark first album Ten was recently re-released. According to Austin Sound Check, citing an anonymous source, the Seattle rockers are "confirmed." Rocks Off has heard the same thing from (he presumes) a different anonymous source; ditto Dave Matthews Band and Kings of Leon.
ASC also says the Beastie Boys and Ghostland Observatory are headed to Zilker, which makes sense - both groups have very friendly relationships with C3. The Beastie Boys are reportedly headlining this year's Lollapalooza in Chicago alongside Jane's Addiction, the Killers and Tool, and Ghostland Observatory has played several past ACLs.
If all this seems a little '90s for you, Rocks Off has also heard another eyeliner-loving group might be around to sing a love song or two. The full lineup - or what's left of it that doesn't leak out - will be announced April 28. See www.aclfestival.com for ticket information.
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