Austin City Limits has revealed the schedule for this year’s festival, which takes place October 4th-6th and October 11th-13th at Zilker Park in Austin, TX. There are many difficult decisions to be made.
On Friday, do you see Depeche Mode or Muse? Arctic Monkeys or Vampire Weekend? Queens of the Stone Age or Purity Ring? Local Natives or Okkervil River?
On Saturday, youll have to choose between The Cure and Kings of Leon, Wilco and Passion Pit (!), Kendrick Lamar and Justin Vernon’s The Shouting Matches, Portugal. the Man and Silversun Pickups, and Autre Ne Veut, Reignwolf, and Deap Valley. Ouch.
Sundays no easier: Phoenix overlaps with Neko Case and Shuggie Otis; D’Angelo plays opposite Franz Ferdinand; Divine Fits conflict with Toro Y Moi; and yes, Thom Yorke’s Atoms For Peace plays the same time as Lionel Ritchie.
Though the majority of the acts will play both weekends, a handful of local and emerging artists will vary between weekend one and weekend two.
Artists playing only on weekend one include Shinyribs, The Weeks, Wick-it The Instigator, Aaron Behrens and the Midnight Stroll, Houndmouth, Wild Cub, Peterson Brothers Band, Courrier, Dana Falconberry, Bobby Jealousy, Max Frost, Latasha Lee & The BlackTies, Kristin Diable & The City, Colin Lake, Brooke Waggoner, Endurance, The Stapletones, and Andy Z.
Artists playing only on weekend two include Alanna Royale, Cherub, The Dynamites feat. Charles Walker, Shakey Graves, Luella and the Sun, X Ambassadors, Sons Of Fathers, My Jerusalem, Not In The Face, Whiskey Shivers, The Preservation, CALEB, Shannon LaBrie, Andrew Duhon, Tyree Morris & Hearts of Worship, Heavenly Voices Choir.