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*** Update: Full lineup has been posted! Check out the ACL Lineup now!***

Everyone is asking about the The Austin City Limits festival 2009 lineup, and the answer is that no one has it. There are plenty of fake or hopefully lineups wandering around on the net, but the truth is, no one knows who exactly will be playing. The festival has a strong enough track record, that although the tickets go on sale today, they will not be announcing the lineup until April 28th.

I hate it when they do that. How do I know if I want to spend $160 for a three-day pass before you announce the bands? Maybe I only want to go one day when all my favorite bands are playing and save myself some money! The good news is, is that the festival PROBABLY (although there is no guarantee) won’t sell out before April 28th. Due to the economy, people having top plan their travel, and the number of tickets, you should be fine if you choose to wait.

That being said, as soon as the lineup is announced on April 28th, you better be ready to buy tickets on Ticketmaster because if it’s a good lineup, tickets will be going FAST!

It might help to take a look at come of the past lineups, so below are the 2008 and 2007 lineups:

2008:

Foo Fighters
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
Beck
Manu Chao
John Fogerty
David Byrne
The Raconteurs
The Mars Volta
Gnarls Barkley
Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band
N.E.R.D
Erykah Badu
Robert Earl Keen
Patty Griffin
Tegan & Sara
Iron & Wine
G. Love & Special Sauce
Neko Case
Band of Horses
The Swell Season
Silversun Pickups
Gogol Bordello
Gillian Welch
Eli Young Band
The Black Keys
Against Me!
Jakob Dylan and the Gold Mountain Rebels
Okkervil River
Galactic
Kevin Fowler
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings
Hot Chip
Vampire Weekend
Slightly Stoopid
Duffy
Alejandro Escovedo
Roky Erickson
Yonder Mountain String Band
Spiritualized
Flyleaf
Drive-By Truckers
Ingrid Michaelson
Stars
José Gonzales
CSS
Del the Funky Homosapien
Man Man
Jamie Lidell
MGMT
What Made Milwaukee Famous
Jenny Lewis
M. Ward
Asleep at the Wheel
Mason Jennings
Heartless Bastards
Antibalas
The Nachito Herrera All-Stars
Shooter Jennings
Xavier Rudd
Yeasayer
Octopus Project
Joe Bonamassa
The Kills
White Denim
Louis XIV
Delta Spirit
Mates of State
Nicole Atkins & The Sea
Electric Touch
Black Joe Lewis & the Honey Bears
Back Door Slam
Tristan Prettyman
The Strange Boys
Ryan Bingham
Scott Biram
Freddy Jones
Colour Revolt
Five Times August
Langhorne Slim
Sybris
Eli “Paper Boy” Reed and the True Loves
Bavu Blakes & the Extra Plairs
AA Bondy
Christopher Denny
Mike Farris
The Lee Boys
South Austin Jug Band
American Bang
Bobby Bare, Jr.
Massacoustics
Belleville Outfit
We Go to 11
Band of Heathens
City and Colour
Sunny Sweeney
Elizabeth Wills
Bonnie Bishop
Ben Solee
Ben Cylus
The Concert Supremes
River City Christionettes
Shields of Faith
The Jones Family Singers
Nakia and his Southern Cousins
Brotherly Luv
The Hensley Ensemble
School of Rock
Jambo
Q Brothers
Buck Howdy with BB
Uncle Rock
Big Don
Mr. Ray
The Jimmies

2007:

Bob Dylan & His Band
Björk
The White Stripes
The Killers
Wilco
Arcade Fire
Muse
My Morning Jacket
Queens Of The Stone Age
Bloc Party
Arctic Monkeys
Gotan Project
Joss Stone
Damien Rice
Robert Earl Keen
Lucinday Williams
Spoon
Blue October
Indigo Girls
The Decemberists
Paolo Nutini
Regina Spektor
Amy Winehouse
Crowded House
Steve Earle
Ziggy Marley
Stephen Marley
Kaiser Chiefs
LCD Soundsystem
DeVotchKa
Augustana
Amos Lee
M.I.A.
Ben Kweller
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Andrew Bird
Bela Fleck & The Flecktons
Ghostland Observatory
Cross Canadian Ragweed
Revered Horton Heat
St59 (Sound Tribe Sector Nine)
Yo La Tengo
Joseph Arthur & The Lonely Astronauts
Rodrigo Y Gabriela
Zap Mama
Blonde Redhead
Eli Young Band
Aterciopelados
Heartless Bastards
Raul Malo
James Hunter
Mighty Clouds Of Joy
Del McCoury Band
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Andy Palacio & The Garifuna Collective
Asleep At The Wheel
Ryan Shaw
Will Hoge
The National
Beau Soleil
Midlake
Grace Potter And The Nocturnals
Railroad Earth
Dax Riggs
Sound Team
The Legendary Soul Stirrers
Charlie Musselwhite
JJ Grey & Mofro
Young Love
The Dynamites Featuring Charles Walker
Ian Ball
The Little Ones
Manchester Orchestra
Patterson Hood
Billy Joe Shaver
Fionn Regan
Big Sam’s Funky Nation
John Ralston
The Broken West
Rose Hill Drive
Grandon Rhyder
Ocote Soul Sounds
Sara Hickman
Willy Mason
Jon Dee Graham
The Paul Green School Of Rock All-Stars
Kevin Devine
Nicole Atkins & The Sea
The Ike Reilly Assassination
Greyhounds
Guy Forsyth
Adam Hood
Cary Ann Hearst & The Gun Street Girls
The Jones Family Singers
The Gospel Silvertones
The Shields Of Faith
Sylvia St. James
Jeffrey Steele
Amy Cook
Trent Summar & The New Row Mob
Back Door Slam
Mario Matteoli
Kara Grainger
One Mississippi
Kevin McKinney
Jennifery Nicely
Sahara Smith
The New Soul Invaders
The Wonderful Harmonizers
Loretta Williams Gurnell
Amy Loftus
Amy Lavere
The Steps
We Go To 11
The Sippy Cups
Daddy A Go Go
Farmer Jason
O Brothers Jambo Kidz
The Bummkinn Band
The Jellydots

As much as I hate to say it. The lineups look pretty good! What do you think? Are you willing to buy tickets weeks before the lineup is announced?