The initial lineup for the 2006 Austin City Limits Music Festival has been announced. Set to take place September 15-17 at Austin's Zilker Park the festival will feature 130 bands on 8 stages over 3 days.


  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
  • Van Morrison
  • Willie Nelson
  • The String Cheese Incident
  • Massive Attack
  • Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals
  • The Flaming Lips
  • Secret Machines
  • The Raconteurs
  • Ween
  • Los Lonely Boys
  • John Mayer
  • The Shins
  • Thievery Corporation
  • Ben Kweller
  • Gnarls Barkley
  • G. Love & the Special Sauce
  • Matisyahu
  • Cat Power
  • Ray Lamontagne
  • Nickel Creek
  • Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley
  • The Tragically Hip
  • Kings of Leon
  • Iron & Wine
  • Kasey Chambers
  • Aimee Mann
  • Galactic
  • The New Orleans Social Club
  • Calexico
  • Son Volt
  • The New Pornographers
  • Guster
  • Explosions In The Sky
  • Deadboy & the Elephantmen
  • Jack Ingram
  • Brazilian Girls
  • Gomez
  • Stars
  • Wolf Parade
  • Sparklehorse
  • Paolo Nutini
  • Nada Surf
  • Los Amigos Invisibles
  • Feist
  • Phoenix
  • KT Tunstall
  • Goldfrapp
  • Donavon Frankenreiter
  • Oliver Mtukudzi & Black Spirits
  • Asleep at the Wheel
  • Buckwheat Zydeco
  • Husky Rescue
  • Jimmie Dale Gilmore
  • The Subdudes
  • BoDeans
  • The Greencards
  • Guy Clark
  • Kathleen Edwards
  • The Long Winters

  • Benevento Russo Duo
  • Randy Rogers Band
  • Federico Aubele
  • What Made Milwaukee Famous
  • Jose Gonzalez
  • Sparta
  • Ian McLagan and The Bump Band
  • New Monsoon
  • Del Castillo
  • Fields
  • Lou Ann Barton
  • Beto and the Fairlanes
  • I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness
  • Centro-matic
  • Marah
  • Sam Roberts
  • Rocky Votolato
  • Murder by Death
  • The Black Angels
  • Anathallo
  • The Rocket Summer
  • Sara Hickman
  • Sylvia St. James and The Gospel Stars
  • Terri Hendrix
  • Trish Murphy
  • Patrice Pike The Durdens
  • The Jones Family Singers
  • Sterling Lands and THE WARRIOR GOSPEL BAND
  • Joe McDermott and the Smart Little Creatures
  • The Biscuit Brothers
  • Imagination Movers
  • Elvis Perkins
  • The New Soul Invaders
  • South Austin Jug Band
  • Greyhounds
  • Star Kids Yoga
  • Daniella Cotton
  • Troy Campbell Band
  • The Palm Elementary School Choir
  • The Anointed Voicez
  • Ghandaia
  • Melissa Reaves
  • Claire Small
  • Eli Young Band
  • Rodney Hayden
  • Robyn Ludwick
  • Peter Dawson
  • The White Ghost Shivers
  • The Gospel Silvertones
  • Joy Davis
  • Asheba
  • The Stills
  • Charlie Sexton
  • Alexi Murdoch
  • Pierre Guimard
  • Matt Costa
  • Matt Nathanson
  • Okkervil River
  • Ted Leo/Pharmacists

    [Published on: 5/17/06]

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    pat5507 Wed 5/17/2006 06:19PM
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    Looks alright. Can't really see SCI playin this fest. Oh well I'm sure some folks out in TX are pumped.

    doobliebop starstarstarstarstar Wed 5/17/2006 06:41PM
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    WooHoo! The Palm Elementary School Choir!!!

    Boonyer Wed 5/17/2006 07:11PM
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    WOW!! This will be a fun september in Austin!!! Great Line-up!

    carlosara starstarstarstarstar Wed 5/17/2006 07:35PM
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    SO excited! About time String Cheese came back to Austin! Kings of Leon, Galactic, Marley, Ben Harper, Explosions...its no Allman Bros. and Widespread like last year but it's some pretty good music...oh and Matisyahu

    JoelsEnergyGuide Wed 5/17/2006 09:25PM
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    gazzy Wed 5/17/2006 09:37PM
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    I coming from Minnesota for some hot weather and hot bands. Definitely, a couple keepers.

    LewisIsGood starstarstarstar Wed 5/17/2006 10:30PM
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    Comparatively average. I still think the second ACL had the best lineup. But I'll still go because ACL takes place within walking distance from my house :)

    gsu8406 starstarstarstar Wed 5/17/2006 11:41PM
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    radiohead85 starstarstarstarstar Thu 5/18/2006 10:52AM
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    Not the greatest lineup ever but some really good ones still that keep bringing me back to ACL Fest each year. These ones include: Willie, Flaming Lips, Galactic, Ween, Brazilian Girls, Buckwheat Zydeco, Thievery Corporation, Cat Power. Im still pissed at the ACL people for having Mouse on Mars on the 2005 lineup and then revoking them once the schedule was released. GIMME SOME MOUSE ON MARS!!!!!!!

    TXfarmhouse Thu 5/18/2006 12:02PM
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    Another round of HEAT!!! Jump in the springs - CURTIS!!!!

    soulgrass Thu 5/18/2006 01:57PM
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    "Can't really see SCI playin this fest."
    Cheese has played it twice before, why not a third time? I wonder if they will get a headlining spot or just an hour, hour and a half set? Need some Yonder, RRE, a little more bluegrass to create a better festival vibe.

    udsh starstarstar Thu 5/18/2006 02:11PM
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    if you haven't seen the secret machines, they are worth checking out-really interested in seeing what the raconteurs are all about

    bigME Fri 5/19/2006 02:36PM
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    WEEN, GNARLES BARKLEY, FLAMING LIPS, MASSIVE ATTACK. Enough said. Well I wont make it any way. I have just seen MASSIVE ATTACK, and GNARLES BARKLEY @ COACHELLA. And of coarse WEEN and FLAMING LIPS @ last years VEGOOSE. I hope thy make a return there. I need my Vegoose!

    br4dley Sat 5/20/2006 11:00AM
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    2nd acl rocked w cheese the pig the simpsons. whoa what a long time ago. great to see cheese back on the line up. ill be there.

    lildan starstarstarstar Tue 5/23/2006 08:09PM
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    do you guys know if there is camping i will be ready to stay at the festival straight outta my transplant and what a celebration saw massive attack at coachella sick sick sick love the lips definitely ready for some cheese cant wait to finally see thievery corporation, they need some good djs for the late sets (hint hint Bassnectar, maybe someone should give shadow a ring) well it is looking pretty good so far

    TXfarmhouse Thu 5/25/2006 10:39AM
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    lildan - there isnt any camping on site and this festy is real family oriented. get a cheap hotel fast because they are all selling out. There is some camping driving distance away but then u need to find parking, and i havent found a camp ground that you leave your stuff at or that leaves the gates open late enough to get in after being on 6th. maybe someone can help us both with that one.

    Sheryl Mon 7/31/2006 01:52PM
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    Info on camping from the Festical Website:

    There is no on-site camping at the Festival. If you prefer sleeping under the stars, visit this website for area campsites.

    wilamena Fri 11/3/2006 10:25AM
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