2013 Austin City Limits lineup announced


by HEATHER KOVAR / KVUE News and photojournalist ERIN COKER & Associated Press

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Posted on May 7, 2013 at 5:35 PM

Updated Wednesday, May 8 at 11:52 AM

AUSTIN --  Five months from now tens of thousands will pack Zilker Park for the 2013 Austin City Limits Music Festival.

Promoters announced the lineup Tuesday morning. As usual there's a mix of big names and up-and-coming acts.

Depeche Mode, The Cure, Muse -- this year's expanded ACL will feature something of a European invasion with five of eight headliners at least partially coming from across the Atlantic Ocean.

Also among the list of headlining performers were Atoms For Peace, Phoenix, Lionel Richie and Wilco.

D'Angelo, Queens of the Stone Age, fun., Kendrick Lamar, Tame Impala and Justin Vernon's other band, The Shouting Matches, also are on the schedule, along with a selection of Austin bands that includes The Black Angels and Okkervil River.

The Bright Light Social Hour is an Austin band listed in the top 40 on the billing.

"Much higher than we would have ever expected. Yes, we know the exact time we're playing at...just on the list of bands. We expected to be down at the bottom. We're pretty high up there," said a member of the band.

They're also excited their band name is featured on the official ACL Festival lineup video (see it below).

Over the summer The Bright Light Social Hour will be working on a new album. They're going to play some of their new music at ACL. They plan to release the new album early 2014.

They're not the only locals taking a turn at ACL, so are Court Yard Hounds, featuring two members of The Dixie Chicks.

Lisa Hickey, marketing director for C3 Presents, which puts on the festival, says the tickets went so quickly, and fans bought multiple day tickets, so they decided to only sell three day passes this year.
They also added the second weekend to allow more people the opportunity to see these bands.

The expanded festival will be held Oct. 4-6 and 11-13 at Zilker Park. The lineup will be the same for both weekends.

Three-day passes went on sale Tuesday morning for $225. Go here for more information.

The special events office of Austin Parks and Rec says they haven't worked out a contract with the people who will take care of the  park grounds after the two weekends, but they hope to only have Zilker Park closed the usual two weeks after the festival -- one week to tear down the structures, another to refurbish.

See ACL's official lineup video below:

For more information on ACL, click here.

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