UPDATE: Second 'Austin City Limits' Fest Slated

R.E.M., Al Green, Lucinda Williams, Rosanne Cash, and Mavis Staples are among the artists already confirmed to perform at the second annual Austin City Limits Music Festival. A limited number of three

R.E.M., Al Green, Lucinda Williams, Rosanne Cash, and Mavis Staples are among the artists already confirmed to perform at the second annual Austin City Limits Music Festival. A limited number of three-day passes for the multi-stage event, which will be held Sept. 19-21 in Austin, Texas' Zilker Park, go on sale Saturday (May 3) via the event's official Web site. The pass will cost $65.

Cash and Staples will be among the artists performing on the event's first day, while R.E.M. will headline the event's closing bill. Other confirmed performers are Liz Phair, Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, String Cheese Incident, Patty Griffin, Alejandro Escovedo, Al Green, Leftover Salmon, Topaz, the Derailers, Richard Buckner, the Gourds, Robert Randolph, Ween, G. Love & Special Sauce, Spoon, Galactic, O.A.R., Gomez, Doyle Bramhall, Ian Moore, Beth Orton, Beta Band, Old 97's, Abra Moore, Ben Kweller, and the Shins.

Several acts that performed at 2002's inaugural event will return for a second year, including Asleep At The Wheel, Los Lobos, the String Cheese Incident, Nickel Creek, and Pat Green. More artists will be announced in the coming months.

The festival's full line-up will be announced June 12. At that time, information regarding individual day tickets will also be released.

Named after the long-running PBS performance series, the Austin City Limits Music Festival was established last year as a two-day event. Among the more than 70 artists who performed on the six-stages were Wilco, Emmylou Harris, Jimmie Vaughan, Kelly Willis, Ryan Adams, Luna, the Jayhawks, Sound Tribe Sector 9, Allison Moorer, and Gillian Welch.