Today C3 announced the lineup for Austin’s annual Austin City Limits Festival. Artists playing at the 13th running of the festival include European headliners Depeche Mode, The Cure, and Muse. The Kings of Leon, Thom Yorke’s super-group Atoms for Peace, and oldie crooner Lionel Richie also add to the list of headliners.
The festival expanded to a second weekend this year, now covering the first two weekends in October. Another change to this year's ACL – they will no longer sell single day tickets. Festivalgoers will have to purchase a three-day pass for either weekend, which go on sale Tuesday at 10am, and cost $225 each.
A few more of this years 134 acts include Phoenix, Wilco, Passion Pit, Franz Ferdinand, the Arctic Monkeys, and a rare appearance by Queens of the Stone Age. R&B artist D’Angelo, Shuggie Otis, as well as revivalists JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound will be bringing their soulful vibes to the festival as well.
This year, ACL booked a whopping 20 local acts including Shakey Graves, Whiskey Shivers, the Peterson Brothers Band, and Asleep at the Wheel. Electronic acts such as Paper Diamond and Kaskade will also be bringing their booty-shaking beats to the stage this year.
Get ready, Austin. With a lineup this loaded, and a second weekend added on, this year is going to be sheer madness.