New York City’s CMJ Music Marathon returns in 2012 from October 16-20th, and tonight the first batch of acts were announced. Included are GZA, The Mountain Goats, Kimbra, The Walkmen, Killer Mike, OFF!, The Presets, Pig Destroyer, The English Beat, Talib Kweli, DIIV, Twerps, Prince Rama, The Love Language, Young Magic, King Tuff, Com Truise, Bear Hands, Main Attrakionz, Dusted, Poolside, The Stepkids, Daughn Gibson, Beacon, and The Jezabels.
Additional lineup announcements will be made in the coming weeks. In all, more than 1,300 acts will perform across 80 venues over the five-day festival. The will also be a variety of panels.
Various badges and ticketing options are now available via CMJ’s website.