Depeche Mode, The Cure, Kings of Leon, Phoenix, Lionel Richie Head 2013 ACL Fest Lineup


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Phoenix, shown here at then-Verizon Wireless Theater in April 2010, was announced as a 2013 ACL Fest artist before the French rockers taped an episode of the festival's namesake TV show Monday night.
Sunday, Consequence of Sound reported that ACL staffers have been concealing the names of some 2013 artists on items such as bottle caps, beer coozies, and coffee-cup sleeves planted around downtown Austin. The Cure, D'Angelo, MUSE (formerly Muse), and Neko Case were among the artists revealed this way. fun. and Grouplove were leaked in the classified section of the Austin Chronicle.

For the past week or so, ACL has also been letting artists trickle out a few at a time on its own Web site, including Portugal. The Man, Thao & the Get Down Stay Down, The Joy Formidable, and Local Natives. Monday evening, the same night they taped an episode of the festival's namesake TV series, Phoenix were revealed.

Once again, prominent Houston artists drew a big fat goose egg. Better luck next year, y'all.

Now starting at $225, three-day passes for for either weekend go on sale 10 a.m. Tuesday at aclfestival.com. Despite the additional second weekend, they should go... quickly.




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29 comments
Anse
Anse

Summerfest has a better lineup. 

phrringa
phrringa

This Fest Used 2 B $100.....Am Sick Of The Higher Prices And Recycled Bands..Have To Use Fingers & Toes To count All The Times Muse & Kol Have played......And They Must Have Confused This LineUp With The One Meant For 1986.......Blah, yawn....They Can Party All Night Long W/O Me..

phrringa
phrringa

Am Sick Of The Higher Prices And Recycled Bands..Have To Use Fingers & Toes To count All The Times Muse & Kol Have played......And They Must Have Confused This LineUp With 1986.A.. Blah, yawn

tee-wee
tee-wee

I've reluctantly gone the last few years because my wife wanted to. Expanding this to two weekends and tossing out this lineup seems like it's literally a slap in the face to the ticket buyers. I've seen some great shows at ACL, especially more than a few years ago, but it's almost like it's trying to become irrelevant.

Craigley
Craigley

How lame!  And I am an 80s child who grew up on that junk!

Robert Medlin
Robert Medlin

The schedule doesn't come out usually until a few weeks before the fest, but they did say the main headliners and most of the mid level acts will play both weekends.

Robert Medlin
Robert Medlin

I bought week 1 on the blind pre-sale. Cure, Mode, Queens, Atoms for Peace definitely make up for the redundancy of Passion Pit, Muse, Vampire Wknd etc.

Bridgette Hawkins Sloane
Bridgette Hawkins Sloane

makes me want to go! after 3 years in a row of going to ACL fest, this was supposed to be our year off- but how can we miss that lineup!?

Deja Cain
Deja Cain

I've seen more and more teenagers at ACL the past several years. I can imagine they're not too pleased with the headliners. Those of us who were around in the 80s don't mind it as much.

Griffin Morgan
Griffin Morgan

My girlfriend and I will be going. I would have never believed I'd see the cure and depeche mode on the same lineup!

Michael Nakai
Michael Nakai

hope i get tickets. unlike being disappointed with lolla after being denied a 4th straight year. never been to Texas.

Jeremy Garcia
Jeremy Garcia

I'm just hoping that Tame Impala plays a Houston show when they come to Texas.

davmeek
davmeek

•Yawn• I'm more intrigued by the artists on down the bill than I am most of the headliners. Don't get me wrong, I'd love to see several of the big names, but the list seems very disjointed and I'm not enthusiastic about it as a whole. I hope some of those so-called "minor" acts will make a stop through H-town on their way to or fro the ATX.

Jorge R. Carrillo-Rosa
Jorge R. Carrillo-Rosa

Whoever suggested Lionel Richie mujst have been smoking some weird stuff... Dafuq?

Zach Birdsong
Zach Birdsong

With some of these names on the list, I feel like I stepped onto a time machine headed for 1985.

Griffin Morgan
Griffin Morgan

if you would have told me at any point in my life i'd be seeing the cure and depeche mode in the same weekend, i'd have slapped you in the face for lying to me....today, i would apologize.

John Bat
John Bat

Atoms for Peace, Wilco, Depeche Mode, Grimes!

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