Austin City Limits Music Festival Announces Lineup

Depeche Mode, The Cure, Muse, Kings Of Leon, Atoms For Peace, Lionel Richie, Phoenix and Wilco will headline the 12th annual Austin City Limits Music Festival, now serving up two October weekends of fun.

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Museumsquartier, Vienna, Austria

The 2013 ACL will mark the first time the festival has expanded to two weekends.  Happening Oct. 4-6 and 11-13 at Austin’s  Zilker Park, the lineup also includes Passion Pit, Arctic Monkeys, Queens Of The Stone Age, fun., Kendrick Lamar, Franz Ferdinand, D’Angelo, Kaskade, Tame Impala, Local Natives, Toro Y Moi, Grimes, Portugal. The Man, Silversun Pickups, and The Joy Formidable.

ACL will also welcome The Shouting Matches, the side project from Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon.

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Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Indio, Calif.

Of course, we’re just scratching the surface of the almost endless list of artists ACL revealed in its initial lineup announcement.  Also appearing are up-and-comers like Purity Ring, Foxygen, Wild Belle, HAIM and others.  Drawing from its own backyard, the festival will also present acts that call Austin “home,” including The Bright Light Social Hour, The Black Angels, Okkervil River, Court Yard Hounds, True Believers, The Band Of Heathens, Shakey Graves, and My Jerusalem.

If you’re not completely up-to-speed on everyone appearing at this year’s ACL, Clear Channel’s iHeart Radio will launch the ACL Festival Radio.  As ACL’s official radio partner, the station’s format will be loaded with acts appearing at this year’s extravaganza in Texas.

Three-day passes go on sale Tuesday, May 7 at 10 a.m. Central Daylight Time.  Visit for all you need to know.