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Stevie Wonder, Coldplay, Kanye West to Headline Austin City Limits 2011

September festival will also feature Arcade Fire, My Morning Jacket, Fleet Foxes and Cee Lo Green

May 17, 2011 1:05 AM ET
Stevie Wonder, Coldplay, Kanye West to Headline Austin City Limits 2011
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Stevie Wonder, Kanye West, Coldplay and Arcade Fire are set as headliners for the 10th annual Austin City Limits Festival, which will be held at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas September 16th-18th. My Morning Jacket, Fleet Foxes, Alison Krauss and Union Station, Iron and Wine, Cee Lo Green, TV on the Radio, Big Boi, Nas and Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley, Bright Eyes, Santigold, Wild Beasts, Death From Above 1979, Broken Social Scene, Skrillex, Social Distortion, Marvis Staples, Chromeo and Randy Newman will also be featured on the bill.

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Stevie Wonder's appearance at this year's festival is quite a coup, as it is the only major headlining appearance on the legendary singer's itinerary for 2011. (He is also set to appear at New York's Apollo Theater as part of a Hall of Fame induction ceremony in June, and will perform with Rickey Minor's Global Soul Revue at Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl in July.)

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Three-day general admission passes for the festival are already sold out, but single-day passes will go on sale today at 10 a.m. at aclfestival.com.

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