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Start your planning: ACL Fest releases the 2013 two-weekend schedule

ACL Fest releases the 2013 two-weekend schedule

Queens of the Stone Age at ACL
The 2013 Austin City Limits Music Festival schedule is out. Photo courtesy of Austin City Limits Festival

On Wednesday, Austin City Limits Music Festival released the schedule for its 2013 event, which will span two weekends in October. The lineup — including headliners and up-and-comers — was released in early May, but without details on when each band would hit the stage. The guessing game is now over and festival-goers can begin planning how they'll navigate the three-day weekends of music.

 Lionel Richie will close out the festival each Sunday, playing from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the Skyline Stage. 

The schedule reveals that headliner slots will be the same for both weekends (October 4-6 and October 11-13).

Both Fridays will feature Depeche Mode from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Muse playing the 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. closing slot. Kings of Leon and The Cure will headline both Saturdays, with The Cure getting a coveted two-hour set from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Lionel Richie will close out the festival each Sunday, playing from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the Skyline Stage.

Although the headliners' schedules don't vary from weekend to weekend, the remainder of the festival programming offers plenty of variables. Early shows each day will highlight a variety of local and up-and-coming acts.

If you can make it to Zilker early in the day, top local picks for the first weekend include Dana Falconberry (October 4, 12:15 p.m.), Bobby Jealousy (October 5, 11:15 a.m.) and The Band of Heathens (October 6, 12:20 p.m.). On the second weekend, look for up-and-comers Sons of Fathers (October 11, 12:20 p.m.), Parquet Courts (October 12, 11:30 a.m.) and The Durdens (October 13, 12 p.m.).

The full schedule for ACL Fest is available online. Tickets for Weekend One are sold out, but three-day passes for Weekend Two are still available.