For the first time in its 12-year history, the Austin City Limits festival will expand to two weekends in 2013 ... and organizers have unveiled an appropriately loaded bill.
Muse, Kings of Leon, Phoenix, Atoms for Peace, Vampire Weekend, Wilco, Depeche Mode, the Cure, and Lionel Richie top the lengthy bill for ACL '13, set for October 4-6 and 11-13 in Austin's Zilker Park.
Fun., Kendrick Lamar, The National, Passion Pit, Queens of the Stone Age, D'Angelo and Franz Ferdinand are also on the lineup, along with alt-rock standbys the Arctic Monkeys, Silversun Pickups, the Joy Formidable, Austin acts like the Black Angels and Okkervil River, and much-buzzed bands like Foxygen, Haim, Parquet Courts and Savages. There's also country (Eric Church,) electronic (Kaskade,) and returning legends (Shuggie Otis!)
All in all, ACL '13 features more than 120 bands. For the full lineup, and to purchase three-day passes for either weekend — which run $225 ⏼ head to Austin City Limits' official site. Tickets, VIP, Platinum Passes and travel packages go on sale Tuesday (May 7) at 10 a.m. CT
Clear Channel's iHeartRadio is serving as the official station for the Austin City Limits fest, and will launch ACL Festival Radio, which will broadcast music from ACL performers and more. Go to the official site for more information.
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