Phish, Strokes, Eagles and M.I.A. Headline 2010 Austin City Limits

Eclectic lineup of 130 artists features Muse, the Flaming Lips, Norah Jones and more

May 18, 2010 7:45 AM ET

For the last nine years, the Austin City Limits Festival has faced some difficult challenges: ACL faces off against the state's other big festival (South by Southwest) and falls at the end of festival season, after other big rock parties like Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza. But for this year's edition, the ACL organizers have risen to the challenge and delivered one of the season's biggest and most diverse lineups: Phish, the Strokes, Eagles, Muse, M.I.A., Vampire Weekend and the Flaming Lips are just some of the top acts that will descend on Austin's Zilker Park for the weekend of October 8th. Also on the bill of over 130 bands are Sonic Youth, LCD Soundsystem, Spoon, Monsters of Folk, the National, the Black Keys, Norah Jones and more.

Single-day tickets for the ACL Fest are on sale today. Expect them to get snatched up quickly: three-day passes for this year's fest (which went on sale last October) sold out in a record 14 hours thanks to a reasonable $145 price-point — and that was before any bands were even announced. For deep-pocketed music fans, ACL will offer a limited number of three-day VIP tickets.

The Strokes will deliver their second-only U.S. gig of the year at ACL, following their headlining performance at Lollapalooza. For Phish, who will wrap up their summer tour in August, this will be the only time the jam-band kings will visit the Lone Star State in 2010. The ACL lineup is also rounded out with an eclectic mix of indie-rock artists: Broken Bells, Yeasayer, the xx, Beach House, Girls, the Morning Benders, Band of Horses, Gogol Bordello, Matt and Kim, Devendra Banhart and more. Check out the full list of confirmed performers:

The Strokes
Flaming Lips
LCD Soundsystem
Vampire Weekend
Norah Jones
Band of Horses
Monsters of Folk
Sonic Youth
Gogol Bordello
The National
Robert Earl Keen
The Black Keys
Broken Bells
Slightly Stoopid
Pat Green
Beach House
The Sword
Matt and Kim
The xx
Portugal. The Man
The Temper Trap
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes
Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses
Local Natives
Gaslight Anthem
Devendra Banhart
Blues Traveler
The Soft Pack
Amos Lee
Robert Randolph & The Family Band
Richard Thompson
Martin Sexton
Manchester Orchestra
The Almighty Defenders
Miike Snow
Mountain Goats
Bear In Heaven
Mayer Hawthorne
Cage The Elephant
JJ Grey & Mofro
Angus & Julia Stone
The Morning Benders
White Rabbits
David Bazan
Asleep at the Wheel
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Nortec Collective
The Very Best
Beats Antique
Blind Pilot
Band of Heathens
Charlie Mars
Two Door Cinema Club
Sarah Harmer
T. Bird and the Breaks
Frank Turner
Those Darlins
Carolyn Wonderland
Kings Go Forth
The Relatives
The Ettes
Basia Bulat
Dan Black
The Jane Shermans
The Kicks
Two Tons of Steel
Caitlin Rose
Run With Bulls
Maxim Ludwig
Gospel Stars
Heavenly Voices
Wesley Bray & The Disciples of Joy
Jones Family Singers
Ashley Cleveland & Kenny Greenberg
Buddy & The Straight Way
Ruby Jane Smith
Verve Pipe
Frances England
Elizabeth Mitchell
Okee Dokee Brothers
Tom Freund
School of Rock
Q Brothers

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