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Chili Peppers, Neil Young Headline Austin City Limits Fest 2012

Bill will also feature Jack White, The Black Keys, Florence and the Machine, Weezer, the Roots, Avett Brothers

Neil Young, Florence Welch and Jack White.
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May 22, 2012 1:05 AM ET

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, the Black Keys and Jack White will headline the Austin City Limits Festival on October 12th-14th at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas. The bill will also feature performances by Weezer, Florence and the Machine, the Avett Brothers, Gotye, Iggy and the Stooges, the Roots, Avicii, the Shins, the Civil Wars, Gary Clark Jr., M83, Steve Earle, the Old 97's, Tegan and Sara, Andrew Bird, A-Trak, the Afghan Whigs, Rufus Wainwright, Big K.R.I.T., Tennis, Black Lips, Kimbra, Alabama Shakes and Bassnectar.

There was a limited pre-sale for Austin City Limits email list subscribers last week. Tickets for the general public will go on sale on Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. CT.

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