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Chili Peppers, Black Keys, more at ACL Fest

Peter Mongillo
Anthony Kiedis, above at the BRIT Music Awards in London in 2007, and the rest of the Red Hot Chili Peppers are among Austin City Limits Music Festival headliners. Another round of three-day passes for the festival, which runs Oct. 12-14, went on sale today for $200.

The Austin City Limits Music Festival put an end to months of speculation today in announcing Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, the Black Keys, Jack White, Florence + The Machine and the Avett Brothers as its headlining acts. French pop act M83, Metric, Iggy and the Stooges and the Shins are among the other acts that will perform at Zilker Park from Oct. 12-14.

The announcement comes four days after the festival began revealing some of the names on the lineup via a series of scratch tickets released at various businesses throughout town.

"With ACL, we try to put every style of music we can on the bill," says Charles Attal of festival organizer C3 Presents. "We have jazz, blues, rock, electronic country, because I think that's what Austin dictates. We try to keep it as eclectic as possible."

Attals adds that though the festival strives to appeal to a large number of music fans, the lineup is affected by tour schedules.

"All of these bands happened to be working; we got lucky," he says.

Many of the names on the lineup, including retro-garage rockers the Alabama Shakes, ex-White Stripe Jack White, Austin guitar slinger Gary Clark Jr. and California pop rock band Delta Spirit, were among the biggest draws during this year's SXSW Festival.

Others, including blues duo the Black Keys and progressive bluegrass group Punch Brothers, were in town recently for high-profile concerts of their own.

One of the biggest names on this year's bill is Neil Young and Crazy Horse, who release a new album, "Americana," on June 5. Young last performed in Austin at Bass Concert Hall during his 2010 solo tour.

Several of this year's headliners are also headlining Chicago's Lollapalooza festival, which is also produced by Austin-based C3 Presents. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Black Keys, Jack White and Florence + the Machine, as well as several down-bill acts, will perform at both festivals.

After last year's headlining spot by rapper Kanye West, it was unclear how or if the festival would follow with another high-profile hip-hop act. That would be Philadelphia band the Roots, though they don't have a headlining slot.

A third round of three-day passes went on sale for festival email list subscribers today at a cost of $200, an increase from last year's $185 price tag.

Two previous rounds of "early-bird" tickets, one at $50 and another at $185, sold out immediately. Those prices still remain among the cheapest of the large festivals, including Lollapalooza and Coachella.

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Full ACL Fest 2012 Lineup

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Neil Young and Crazy Horse

The Black Keys

Jack White

Florence + The Machine

The Avett Brothers

Iggy & The Stooges

AVICII

BASSNECTAR

The Roots

The Shins

Weezer

Gotye

The Civil Wars

M83

Tegan and Sara

Childish Gambino

Two Door Cinema Club

Thievery Corporation

The Afghan Whigs

Crystal Castles

Andrew Bird

Gary Clark Jr.

Metric

Band of Skulls

Esperanza Spalding

Alabama Shakes

Delta Spirit

M. Ward

Randy Rogers Band

Die Antwoord

Rufus Wainwright

NEEDTOBREATHE

Big Gigantic

Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra

Steve Earle

The War On Drugs

Umphrey's McGee

Barrington Levy

Old 97's

Punch Brothers

Bombay Bicycle Club

A-Trak

Trampled By Turtles

Patterson Hood

Michael Kiwanuka

Big K.R.I.T.

Oberhofer

POLICA

Tennis

Zola Jesus

Stars

Kimbra

Black Lips

Los Campesinos!

Jovanotti

Ben Howard

Ruthie Foster

Freelance Whales

Civil Twilight

The Whigs

Dev

The Lumineers

Bad Books

The Devil Makes Three

Asleep At The Wheel

First Aid Kit

Patrick Watson

LP

Caveman

Lee Fields & The Expressions

Father John Misty

Dry The River

The Boxer Rebellion

Soul Rebels Brass Band

Willis Earl Beal

He's My Brother, She's My Sister

Kishi Bashi

Deep Dark Woods

Moon Duo

Kopecky Family Band

River City Extension

Quiet Corral

Wheeler Brothers

The Relatives

Space Capone

The Staves

Native Run

Nikki Lane

Quiet Company

Infantree

Wild Child

La Vida Bohème

The Eastern Sea

The Dunwells

Kenny Vaughan Trio

Justin Jones

Sonámbulo

Royal Teeth

Noah Gunderson

The Aaron Ivey Band

The Mighty Sincere Voices

G.S.T.

Colorfeels

Lera Lynn

Megan McCormick

Shields Of Faith

Stapletones

The Baylor Choir

Disciples Of Joy

Ralph's World

Orange Sherbet

Big Don

Rocknoceros

Hullabaloo

Jambo

Peter DiStefano & Tor

The School of Rock

The Q Brothers