NME competition winners Moats also set to appear alongside Beck, Interpol and Skrillex
The US festival takes place over the course of two weekends (October 3-5 and 10-12) at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas. Other artists confirmed to appear include Skrillex, Beck and Calvin Harris while The Replacements, Lorde, Belle & Sebastian, Interpol and St Vincent will also perform.
Joining them on the bill will be Lana Del Rey, Foster the People, Childish Gambino, Chromeo, Chvurches, Major Lazer, Phantogram, Real Estate, Jagwar Ma, Mac Demarco, Temples and Jenny Lewis. Scroll down for a full list of the artists confirmed for this year’s event.
Also on the bill will be UK band Moats (pictured right), a four-piece from Biggleswade, who wonNME’s recent competitionoffering one band or artist the chance to fly out and perform at the festival. Speaking about winning this year’s competition, Moats frontman Matt Duncan said he is excited to play in the city dubbed “the home of live music”.
“The great thing about Austin is the versatility,” says Duncan. “You can hear anything you want almost any time you want. Music comes in many forms, and people shouldn’t define themselves by genres, but rather by good music – which comes in all forms. Austin recognises that, and to be a part of it is great.”
More information is available at www.aclfestival.com.
NME also went into partnership with Austin, Texas to bring you this year’s NME Awards in February, where Arctic Monkeys walked away with the most prizes.
The Austin City Limits line-up is:
Belle & Sebastian
Lana Del Rey
Foster the People
The Gaslight Anthem
My Brightest Diamonds
The Head and the Heart
Fitz & the Tantrums
The Glitch Mob
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Lake Street Drive
J. Roddy Walston & The Business
The Chain Gang of 1974