With the coming of May means the coming of official ACL announcements. The event is only five short months away, which means it’s time to buy tickets and fan-girl over the lineup. ACL will be announcing the full lineup at 12:01am CST on May 7 and tickets will go on sale the following morning at 10:00am CST.
With the big news just around the corner, many fans and concert goers are getting very excited and have been trading lineup rumors and predictions. But fans aren’t the only ones eager to see the line up.
Early Friday morning, it was discovered that ACL leaked a few bands through their ads in The Chronicle. The bands are FUN., Grouplove, Shovels & Rope, and True Believers. These bands will also be joined by Muse, who spilled the beans about playing the festival earlier.
ACL revealed later that certain bands have been printed on ACL stickers/ napkins/ coozies and have been distributed to restaurants around Austin. The mission is simple: Austintites find leaked band stickers and instagram a photo using the hash tag “#ACLfest”.
— ACL Festival (@aclfestival) May 3, 2013
So far the bands that have been discovered through this scavenger hunt are Local Natives, My Jerusalem, Neko Case, Shuggie Otis, Portugal the Man, Not In the Face, Smith Westerns, The Joy Formidable, Haim, Junip, and Jake Bugg, with more being discovered every day.
This year ACL expanded to two weekends with identical lineups. ACL also got rid of 1-day passes due to popular demand of 3-day passes. This means you have to whip out 225 big ones if you want to get your hands on a wristband. Visit aclfestival.com for more details.