Austin City Limits 2012 – Video Highlights

[VIDEO] A look at some of the key moments, spanning the 3 days of Austin City Limits 2012.

Shane Hirschmanby Shane Hirschman

Austin City Limits 2012 was a whirlwind of musical ecstasy, with rock veterans, such as Iggy Pop and Neil Young, proving that long-running musical careers can still sound relevant, while breakthrough artists still have an archetype to aspire towards. The 3-day festival was punctuated by searing heat throughout and torrential thunderstorms on Saturday, all providing a visually striking backdrop for video documentation. 

Friday featured performances by Justin Jones, The Afghan Whigs, Florence + The Machine, Thievery Corporation, the Black Keys, and more. We also took a moment to stop by the Green Mountain Energy booth to learn a bit about their initiatives in keeping a low carbon footprint at C3 music festivals, such as ACL.

Austin City Limits 2012 – Friday:

Day 2 of ACL 2012 caused a bit of havoc, as a blanket of grey clouds moved through Austin, bringing some minor discomfort to festival-goers as they shuffled for some makeshift methods to thwart the heavy periods of rain. Nevertheless, the weather was a bit of a conversational "icebreaker" and seemingly united hundreds of thousands of music fans, as they rejoiced in some all-star performances by The Roots, Neil Young and the Crazy Horse, and much more.

Austin City Limits 2012 – Saturday:

With the weather clearing up, the last day of Austin City Limits 2012 featured a diverse group of performers, from historical legends, such as Iggy and The Stooges, to weird South African rap freaks, Die Antwoord. The eclectic line-up on day 3 was testament to Austin deserving its well-earned title, as the "Live Music Capital of the World", further cemented as the festival moves into a two weekend format next year.

Austin City Limits 2012 – Sunday:


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