10. Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
Andrew Ross McMahon’s sophomore album ‘Zombies on Broadway” has blown away critics and fans from all over the world. The album charted number 43 on the Billboard 200 and he was included in the most important festivals of the season. ACL was no exception, so if you haven’t seen him live, I highly suggest you do. You still have a great time on his show even if you just recognize his singles.

Where? American Express stage
When? Friday, October 6 (2:15pm)

9. Portugal. the Man
After 4 years of inactivity, they returned with a new album ‘Woodstock’. It was worth the wait. Their best album to date? Probably. Besides adding them to your ACL schedule, you should definitely follow them on Facebook and Twitter. They generally reply to fans directly, which I think is awesome.

Where? Homeaway stage
When? Sunday, October 8 (7:15pm)

8. Cut Copy
An album that takes 3 years in the making causes great expectation. Especially for a band like Cut Copy. Recorded over a period of 6 weeks in Atlanta, the band recently released ‘Haiku From Zero’. This record will definitely take them to the next level and I don’t plan to miss them this weekend at ACL.

Where? Honda stage
When? Saturday, October 7 (6:00pm)

7. Run the Jewels
We all hate politics, and the last thing we want to hear when going to a concert is this subject…except if it is coming from Run the Jewels. With a strong message of imperialism in the United States, anti-consumerism, and mainly, anti-Trump statements, Run the Jewels keep evolving their shows into an intense, strong and meaningful performance.

Where? Honda stage
When? Sunday, October 8 (6:15pm)

6. Royal Blood
One of the best garage rock bands that have emerged in the last years. With only 2 studio albums, this band / duo is on the way of becoming the next Foo Fighters, White Stripes, Queens of the Stone Age…

We saw them at Lollapalooza last summer, and we’ll be there once again at their ACL show.

Where? Barton Springs stage
When? Friday, October 6 (5:15pm)

5. The xx
It took them 4 years to return together as a group. ‘I See You’ is taking the band to new places, and new audiences too. They are even playing songs from Jamie XX live, like “Loud Places”, with Romy on the vocals. Don’t know about you, but I am choosing them instead of Jay-Z.

Where? Honda stage
When? Friday, October 6 (8:15pm)

4.Martin Garrix
Martin Garrix is having the best year of his career so far. He was named the No.1 DJ in the world by DJ Mag. It may have surprised him, but not the millions of fans that follow his journey on Instagram (more than 13 million actually). He’ll be in charge of closing the Homeaway stage on Friday. At age 21, this guy breaks the internet in his own way…with millions of Spotify and Apple Music streams with every released single.

Where? Homeaway stage
When? Friday, October 6 (7:15pm)

3. The Killers
I know, I’ve seen them at least ten times. But ‘Wonderful Wonderful’ is the album that is making them take another big step in their already huge career. The Killers are on the way on becoming legends and there’s no turning back.

Where? American Express stage
When? Sunday, October 8 (8:15pm)

2. Gorillaz
We will probably have to split between them and The Killers, but we NEED to see at least half of their set. Remember, you never know when Damon Albarn will be in the mood to make another Gorillaz album, so watch them while you can.

Where? Honda stage
When? Sunday, October 8 (8:15pm)

1. Red Hot Chili Peppers
Our number one choice for this years Austin City Limits are the Red Hot Chili Peppers. These living legends have different sets for each of their shows. We really don’t know which songs we prefer. We want them all!

Where? American Express stage
When? Saturday, October 7 (8:10pm)