Austin City Limits 2013 poster

Austin City Limits Music Festival is set to hit Texas for its twelfth year, bringing with it two weekends of fabulous live music and family fun.

The festival organisers first decided to spread the fun out over two weekends last year, in a bid to welcome yet more people into this unique world, and it appears that they haven't gone back on their word as they are set to return to Zilker Park on October 4th - 6th and 11th - 13th. This year sees some impressive headline acts including Depeche Mode, The Cure, Muse and Kings Of Leon - and if that wasn't exciting enough, Atoms For Peace, Lionel Richie, Phoenix and Wilco are also high up on this year's bill! Some of the other acts scattered around are just as jaw-droppingly impressive, not to mention extremely diverse. We have Californian rockers Queens Of The Stone Age, country star Hank Williams Jr.'s daughter Holly Williams, Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar, LA sisters Haim, alt-folk group Thao & The Get Down Stay Down Nottingham singer Jake Bugg and legendary 'Gay Bar' hitmakers Electric Six.

There'll be tons of other stuff to enjoy while you're there too; you'll be spoilt for choice with the food on offer which ranges from ice cream, tacos, pizza and sandwiches to the more global dishes of Greek and Indian culture. The art market will give you something to feast your eyes on between bands with a wide range of art, photography and fashion pieces on sale, while kids are also guaranteed to be entertained with rock star karaoke, music workshops, action painting and temporary tattoos and hair dye.

Early bird weekend passes and regular weekend passes are now sold out for the first weekend but VIP, platinum and travel packages are still available to buy from the ACL website. For weekend two, you can still grab a regular weekend pass for $225 or the other packages but early bird tickets are also no longer available.


Depeche Mode
The Cure
Kings Of Leon
Atoms For Peace
Lionel Richie
Vampire Weekend
The National
Eric Church
Passion Pit
Queens Of The Stone Age
Arctic Monkeys
Kendrick Lamar
Franz Ferdinand
Tame Impala
Local Natives
The Shouting Matches
Toro Y Moi
Portugal. The Man
Silversun Pickups
The Joy Formidable
Neko Case
Divine Fits
Jimmy Eat World
The Black Angels
The Bright Light Social Hour
The Mavericks
Okkervil River
Shuggie Otis
Purity Ring
Smith Westerns
Walk The Moon
Vintage Trouble
Noah And The Whale
Paper Diamond
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Wild Belle
Court Yard Hounds
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
Little Green Cars
Autre Ne Veut
Parquet Courts
White Denim
True Believers
The Blind Boys Of Alabama
Delta Rae
Jake Bugg
The Lone Bellow
Electric Guest
Dan Croll
Deap Vally
Wild Nothing
Hundred Waters
Twin Forks
Red Baraat
Electric Six
Shovels & Rope
Ms Mr
Asleep At The Wheel
Bear Mountain
Greensky Bluegrass
Jd Mcpherson
Pacha Massive
Valerie June
The Mowgli's
The Wild Feathers
Roadkill Ghost Choir
Jc Brooks And The Uptown Sound
Desert Noises
The Orwells
The Band Of Heathens
Holly Williams
Alanna Royale
The Dynamites Feat. Charles Walker
The Weeks
Shakey Graves
Wick-It The Instigator
Aaron Behrens And The Midnight Stroll
Wild Cub
Peterson Brothers Band
Luella And The Sun
X Ambassadors
Sons Of Fathers
My Jerusalem
Not In The Face
Dana Falconberry
Bobby Jealousy
Whiskey Shivers
The Preservation
Max Frost
Latasha Lee & The Blackties
Shannon Labrie
Andrew Duhon
Kristin Diable & The City
Colin Lake
Brooke Waggoner
Tyree Morris & Hearts Of Worship
The Stapletones
Heavenly Voices Choir
The Mccrary Sisters
Disciples Of Christ
The Hensley Ensemble
The Durdens
The Warrior Gospel Band
Barton Hills Choir
The Verve Pipe
School Of Rock
Tim And The Space Cadets With Mother Falco
Peter Distefano & Tor
Grace London
Play Date
The Ohmies
The Q Brothers
Andy Z
Caspar Babypants

Depeche Mode performing
Depeche Mode performed at the O2 Arena in May 2013


The Cure performing
The Cure performing at Optimus Alive Festival 2013 in Portugal


Lionel Richie performing at Hyde Park in July 2013
Lionel Richie performing at Hyde Park in July 2013