Pearl Jam, Beasties to headline Austin music fest

Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:16pm EDT
Email This Article |
Share This Article
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
| Print This Article
[-] Text [+]

By David J. Prince

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band and the Beastie Boys will headline the three-day Austin City Limits Music Festival in Texas on October 2-4.

Other acts scheduled to perform at the annual Zilker Park event include Kings of Leon, Ben Harper and Relentless7, Thievery Corporation, John Legend, Sonic Youth, Mos Def, the B-52s, Lily Allen, the Decemberists, and Coheed and Cambria.

Three days festival passes start at $185 (with no service fees) through (

Pearl Jam is also planning to tape an appearance on the Austin City Limits television show, the public television series that is the festival's inspiration.

Last year ACL was the fifth highest-grossing festival reported to Billboard Boxscore at $11.8 million, with an aggregate attendance of 218,000.

(Editing by Dean Gooodman at Reuters)

<p>Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam throws the microphone during his performance at the taping of the third annual VH1 Rock Honors: The Who concert in Los Angeles July 12, 2008. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni</p>