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10 outstanding music festivals you haven't heard of yet

By: Josh Lew on April 14, 2014, 3:59 p.m.
Austin City Limits festival

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Austin City Limits Music Festival

You've probably heard of the television concert series "Austin City Limits," (which is broadcast on PBS in the U.S.). This program has given a diverse range of musical acts a national audience. If you are searching for music that doesn't follow genre stereotypes, then the festival that bears the famous TV program's name is a good option. Held over two weekends in October, the Austin City Limits Music Festival seeks to replicate the experience of its TV broadcasts for a large live audience. The event takes place in Austin's Zilker Park, with more than 100 bands participating in recent years. Past acts have included the Cure, Neko Case, Passion Pit, Wilco, Queens of the Stone Age and Franz Ferdinand.