The 2015 Austin City Limits Festival returns to Zilker Park in Austin, Texas this October 2-5 and 9-11, with performances by Foo Fighters, The Strokes, Drake, Alabama Shakes, Walk the Moon, Tame Impala, Billy Idol, alt-j, Hozier, Brandon Flowers, and many more.

Of course you already have your sights set on the headliners, but what else is on your ACL itinerary this year? There are a ton of other bands on the line-up that are sure to bend your ear. From Father John Misty to Gary Clark Jr., our 2015 ACL Festival picks would never, ever steer you wrong.

Here’s who you should see and why…

Father John MistyFather John Misty
Ester Segretto Photo

In the wake of Ryan Adams’ release of a Taylor Swift cover album this week, J. Tillman, aka Father John Misty, caused a stir by sharing a Lou Reed-inspired take on Swift’s “Blank Space”. Expect the unexpected during his ACL set…

Amy Harris Photo

This buzz band has been working the festival circuit all summer long in support of their album, Little Neon Limelight. Go see what the fuss is all about at the Austin Ventures Stage on Saturday…

Gary Clark Jr.Gary Clark Jr.
Joe Papeo Photo

Gary Clark Jr. is an Austin native, so you’re pretty much legally obligated to check out this blues hound’s set on his own turf. Plus you’ll get a preview of his new material from the upcoming album, The Story of Sonny Boy Slim.

Luis Ruiz PhotoGlass Animals
Luis Ruiz Photo

These guys put on the sexiest set at the Firefly Festival this summer, when they performed songs off their incredible debut album, ZABA. Be sure to catch some of their ‘peanut butter vibes’ at the Samsung Galaxy Stage on Saturday.

Need more? We’ve got our ears on these ACL artists too:

Shakey Graves

Rhiannon Giddens

The Maccabees

Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas

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