Re-Watch Austin City Limits Festival 2012 – Full Sets By Neil Young, Black Keys, more

Every Autumn since 2002 fans of indie/folk/electronic/county/rock/whatever (otherwise known as “music“) have gathered in Texas’ Zilker Park for the Austin City Limits Festival.  This past weekend about 70,000 braved the recurring rain (Saturday) and mud (following on Sunday) to see headliners The Black Keys (Friday); Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Jack White (Saturday); and Red Hot Chili Peppers and Iggy Pop and The Stooges (Sunday).

The full sets of (almost) all the headliners can be watched below:

Music lovers with less enthusiasm for standing in packed crowds in the mud were able to watch the festival over this weekend from their comfort of their YouTube streaming devices.  Whether you missed the webcast, want to watch it again or were at the fest and forced to choose between acts – who’s brillant idea was it to schedule Jack White and Neil Young at the same time? –  the webcast schedules and video highlights are below (kicking off with First Aid Kit’s entire set):

Friday, October 12th:
01:30 – First Aid Kit
01:30 – He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister
02:15 – Asleep at the Wheel
02:30 – The War on Drugs
03:00 – Los Campesinos!
03:30 – Delta Spirit
04:00 – Patrick Watson
04:30 – Tegan and Sara
05:15 – A-Trak
05:30 – Alabama Shakes
06:15 – Ben Howard
06:30 – The Afghan Whigs
07:30 – Florence and the Machine
07:30 – Thievery Corporation
08:30 – The Black Keys

Saturday, October 13th:
01:15 – Bombay Bicycle Club
01:15 – Civil Twilight
02:00 – Rufus Wainwright
02:00 – The Whigs
03:00 – Oberhofer
03:00 – Big K.R.I.T.
04:00 – Metric
04:00 – Zola Jesus
05:00 – Band of Skulls
05:00 – Big Gigantic
06:00 – The Shins
06:00 – Black Lips
07:00 – Bassnectar
07:00 – Andrew Bird
07:30 – The Roots
08:30 – Jack White

Sunday, October 14th:
01:15 – Freelance Whales
01:15 – Alt-J
02:15 – Gary Clark Jr.
03:15 – Polica
03:15 – Kimbra
04:15 – Two Door Cinema Club
04:15 – Steve Earle
05:15 – The Civil Wars
05:15 – Die Antwoord
06:15 – The Avett Brothers
06:15 – The Weeknd
07:15 – Childish Gambino
07:15 – Iggy and the Stooges
08:15 – Michael Kiwanuka
08:30 – Red Hot Chili Peppers

Among the performers not webcast were Weezer, M83, M Ward, Moon Duo (pictured below, right), Father John Misty and many more.  The full stage-by-stage, day-by-day schedule is here, and more official videos are here

Photos above and below via Fuse. For more pictures visit Spin and Rolling Stone.

What else happened? Billboard reports: “Indie bands rocked the early crowd with Freelance Whales performing “Locked Out” off their new album, “Diluvia,” as well as older singles like “Hannah” and “Generator ^ First Floor” during their 1:15 p.m. set. Later in the afternoon, Colorado bands took the stage. Husband-and-wife duo Tennis played “Marathon” and “Deep in the Woods” while the folksy Lumineers packed a smaller stage as they hyped the crowd with “Hey Ho” and “Stubborn Love.”

Actor and rapper Childish Gambino’s (a.k.a Donald Glover, Troy Barnes on NBC’s “Community”) crowd stuck around longer partly because of his performances of “Heartbeat “and “You See Me” and partly because the Chili Peppers were headlining at the neighboring stage.

Environmentally conscious efforts were in full gear at his year’s fest with an area of the park dubbed ACL cares promoting green initiatives, as well as music education, food drives and voter registration. Rock and Recycle tents were set up around the park encouraging fest-goers to fill up green bags with cans, bottles and cartons of water (only boxed water was sold inside the park) for a free t-shirt.

The Austin fest lived up to the city’s reputation as “the live music capital of the world” with a weekend of performances by The Black Keys, Weezer, Florence and the Machine, Jack White, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and more. But as festival-goer Matt McGlennnon said during a rainy set by The Shins, “ACL isn’t all about the bands, it’s about the people.”


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