ACL 2008 Line Up , News and Rumors

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The Austin City Limits festival will take place September 26-28 this year, and there are 130 bands lined up, with a release of names scheduled for April 15.

As a special teaser, the festival has offered a mashup curated by Austin's own Car Stereo (Wars), the musical moniker for local filmmaker Chris Rose. Rose's keen ability to layer pop culture onto itself has earned him praise from many, including Gorilla vs. Bear, URB Magazine, the Austin Chronicle and Austinist. His talents are highlighted in the mix for ACL, as he weaves 30 of the festival's performers together in one mega-mix.

Grab the mashup and listen to get a quick glimpse into what we can expect from this year's festival, days ahead of the official lineup release. If that's enough to hook you, buy your tickets now: three day passes are on sale for $170.

Sadly the ACL Rumors blog has mysteriously disappeared...

Here is the list so far:

Gnarls Barkley
CSS
Hot Chip
NERD
Raconteurs
Silversun Pickups
Tegan and Sara?
Jamie Lidell
MGMT
Del The Funkee Homosapien
Neko Case
Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings
Man Man
Antibalas
Joe Jackson
Okkervil River
Duffy
Ingrid Michaelson
Heartless Bastards
Gogol Bordello
Octopus Project

We will add as more come in...