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ACL Fest stealthily peppers The Chronicle's classifieds with 2013 lineup clues

ACL Fest stealthily peppers The Chronicle's classifieds with clues

ACL Fest puts 2013 lineup clues in The Chronicle final
Photo by Caitlin Ryan

Prior to the May 7 full line-up release, Austin City Limits Festival sprinkled the back page of May 2's Chronicle with four clues of confirmed performers. And so far, they've gone shockingly unnoticed.

The festival fashioned four "ads" sandwiched between typical classifieds like "Cash for Gold" and "Quit Smoking Now" that regularly proliferate the page.

They read as follows:

For a little Fun.
Call 555-ACL-FEST

Looking for some Grouplove?
Call 555-ACL-FEST

Zilker Supply Company:
We have great deals on Shovels & Rope #ACLFEST

Seeking True Believers.
Worship with us! #ACLFEST

Get it? The first of the official leaks!

Mainstream mega-hit Fun. recently won a Grammy; L.A.'s indie-rock Grouplove was a popular SXSW act; Charleston's folky Shovels & Rope has been zigzagging across the globe on a world tour; and The True Believers' performance will reunite Alejandro Escovedo, Javier Escovedo, Jon Dee Graham, Denny DeGorio and Rey Washam.

Also circulating on the interwebs are rumors of Phoenix (fingers cross, the band did just release its newest record) and Muse. We'll have to see how ACL Fest teases us over the next few days before we can confirm those pipe dreams.

Follow #ACLFest on all social media outlets for further clues. There are bound to be some headliners coming soon...


ACL Fest takes place October 4 - 6 and October 11-13. The lineup will be largely the same. Tickets available online May 7 at 10 a.m.