Kanye West and Stevie Wonder headlining ACL? Two new headliners for the Austin City Limits Music Festival were leaked Saturday night to much controversy among ACL fans. The leak happened when someone posted a supposed picture online of SPIN magazine’s June “Summer Live” edition that had Kanye West, Stevie Wonder and Arcade Fire listed as the highlights for the 3-day music festival. The ACL Facebook page quickly became scattered with mixed opinions of the two newly listed headliners, mostly of the West variety.
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The photo of SPIN’s “Summer Live” edition appears to be legit although full confirmation from ACL themselves won’t be until Tuesday when they release the entire 100+ band lineup on their website. So far, Arcade Fire and My Morning Jacket are the only headliners confirmed by the scratch-off lottery tickets given out by ACL organizers since Thursday. The scratch-off tickets will continue to be given out by local Austin businesses through Monday, May 16th.
Bands confirmed for ACL so far, by either the scratch-off tickets or by the bands themselves, are:
- Arcade Fire – Headliner
- My Morning Jacket – Headliner
- Theophilus London
- Cee Lo
- Empire of the Sun
- J. Roddy Walston and the Business
- Fleet Foxes
- Hayes Carll
- Delta Spirit
- Smith Westerns
- Iron and Wine
The Austin City Limits Festival organizers have said that three headliners and 15 bands from all parts of the lineup will be named by the lottery tickets before the official lineup announcement on Tuesday.
You can check the ACL Festival’s Facebook and Twitter account at 10 a.m. each day for locations throughout the city where the scratch-off tickets can be found.
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What do you think of Kanye West and Stevie Wonder headlining the Austin City Limits Music Festival? Are you stoked about the shows or are you selling your 3-day pass? Will you wait until Tuesday for a full confirmation from ACL? Let us know in the comments below!
UPDATED to add Theophilus London at 12:00 pm 5/15/11