2010 Austin City Limits Music Festival

Taking place over three days, and featuring more than 130 bands performing on eight stages, the 2010 Austin City Limits Music Festival promises music-lovers a line-up worth traveling for. From the 8th to the 10th of October 2010, Zilker Park in the heart of Austin, Texas, is set to be the venue for the non-stop party this annual music festival has come to be known for. The festival has come a long way since it started in 2002, and this year’s lineup includes world-class headliners alongside budding talent, over a range of genres that’s sure to keep everyone happy. The program includes the legendary Eagles, Phish, Muse, Strokes, M.I.A, Spoon, Norah Jones, Band of Horses and Robert Earl Keen. ACL debut performances include Broken Bells, Girls, and the Temper Trap.

While the Austin City Limits Music Festival is all about music, music and more music, there are a number of fun activities planned as well. The ACL Photo to Screen concept that was a huge success in 2009 is likely to be repeated for the 2010 event. All you need to do to participate in this activity is to snap photos with your mobile phone and send it to the email address provided. Best pics will land up on the screen, as well as the festival website and exciting prizes are up for grabs. Autograph sessions are always a popular feature of the festival, as is the Beer Garden and Xbox 360 & MTV Games.

The younger members of the family are assured of hours of fun at the Austin Kiddie Limits area. The program includes workshops on how to play, look and pose like a rocker, as well as cutting your own CD as you master the arts of scratch, beatbox and rhyme. Drumming circles, punk hairdos, hip tattoos and rock star photo shoots are just some of the activities being laid on at AKL.

As in the past, festival-goers are encouraged to Rock & Recycle in the interest of ensuring a “greener future for us all”. Proceeds from ticket sales go directly to the Austin Parks Foundation, established in 1992 and dedicated to improving parks and walking trails throughout the city for the benefit of local communities and visitors.