It's still several months out, but music fans planning to hit the Live Music Capital of the World this October got a treat on Tuesday when the lineup for the Austin City Limits Music Festival was revealed. Unsurprisingly, some big names are set to take the stage.
The Austin City Limits Music Festival returns for its 13th edition the weekend of Oct. 3-5 and again the following weekend, Oct. 10-12. Headliners announced today include Eminem, Pearl Jam, Skrillex, Beck, Lana Del Rey, Calvin Harris, and Foster the People. All in all, over 130 acts will perform at Austin’s Zilker Park for about 75,000 concertgoers each day.
Lorde is another big name on the lineup, but be sure to attend for the second weekend if you want to catch her performance, as she will not be appearing for round one.
Hip hop duo Outkast are also scheduled to appear, adding yet another festival performance to their already busy 2014 schedule. They recently ended a multi-year hiatus with two headlining sets at Coachella and will hit the Counterpoint Festival in Georgia this weekend. Rolling Stone notes that they have already committed to over 20 appearances this year so far, while AEG announced on Monday that the pair will be headlining at the BET Experience at L.A. Live this June.
Naturally, the festival will include multiple acts associated with Austin's bustling local music scene such as Nightowls, Penny & Sparrow, Dawn & Hawkes, Sphynx, and Spoon, who will reportedly be releasing their eighth studio album sometime this year. That album will be their first since 2010.
2014 will mark the second year in which ACL Fest is spread out over two weekends a la Coachella. After several years of limiting things to one weekend, the Austin City Council voted in August 2012 to allow the event to expand into a second consecutive weekend. Festivalgoers will also be able to check out several non-musical attractions such as Austin Eats, which showcases local fare. The event also features the ACL Art Market and ACL Cares, an area of the festival comprised of organizations supporting various causes that encourages people to get involved.
Tickets went on sale this morning at 10:00 CT with three-day passes available for $225. Single-day passes will go on sale later this spring. For the full lineup and ticket information, visit ACLFestival.com.