Lineup Announced For 12th Annual Austin City Limits Music Festival

austincitylimitsfest2012For the Austin City Limits Music Festival’s inaugural two-weekend run this October 4-6 and 11-13, the lineup is loaded with musical heavyweights Depeche Mode, The Cure, MUSE, Kings of Leon, Atoms For Peace, Lionel Richie, Phoenix, Wilco, Vampire Weekend, The National, and Eric Church.

Depeche Mode, The Cure, Lionel Richie, and supergroup Atoms For Peace, comprised of members of Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and R.E.M, will all make their debut ACL Festival performances this October. Kings of Leon return to the Festival as they put the finishing touches on their highly anticipated new album, due out this fall.

Also joining the Zilker Park party are Passion Pit, Arctic Monkeys, Queens Of The Stone Age, fun., Kendrick Lamar, Franz Ferdinand, D’Angelo, Kaskade, Tame Impala, Local Natives, and The Shouting Matches, the side-project from Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, as well as Toro Y Moi, Grimes, Portugal. The Man, Silversun Pickups, and The Joy Formidable.

In ACL Festival tradition, the diverse lineup inspires a wealth of musical discovery with exciting up-and-comers like Purity Ring, Foxygen, Wild Belle, HAIM, Junip, Phosphorescent, Jake Bugg, Savages, Shovels & Rope, Parquet Courts, The Lone Bellow, and Houndmouth, to name just a few.

ACL Festival is proud to showcase some of the incredible talent that calls 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, among others.

Regular-priced Three-Day Passes for both weekends of ACL Festival go on-sale today at 10am Central at www.aclfestival.com, along with VIP and Platinum Passes, and travel packages.

For those not familiar with all the ACL Festival bands, and for super fans ready to start prepping for the festival, iHeartRadio will launch ACL Festival Radio – the festival’s official station. Clear Channel’s industry-leading digital radio service iHeartRadio, the exclusive digital radio provider and official partner of Austin City Limits Music Festival, will be filling the internet airwaves with music from ACL performers and more at iheartradio.com/aclfest.

The 2013 edition of the Austin City Limits Music Festival happens October 4-6 & October 11-13 in Zilker Park. More information is available at www.aclfestival.com.

Austin City Limits Music Festival is generously sponsored by AMD, Honda, Austin Ventures, BMI, YouTube, CamelBak, ONEHope Wine, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and Handsome Coffee.

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