fun., Shovels & Rope, Grouplove among first announced for Austin City Limits lineup
Festival organizers have had the habit of revealing their lineup slowly, or creatively, in recent years. Austin City Limits has gone old-school for revealing some of their first announced acts: they went to print.
The Austin Chronicle ran some strong clues in their backpage classifieds section.
"For a little Fun." preceded "Call 555-ACL-Fest."
That phone number ran in various spots on its page, though the phone number is no longer in service.
Muse accidentally revealed that they are among the headliners a fest a few days ago. Matt Bellamy let it leak during his interview with Montreal radio station CHOM 97.7 (via Consequence of Sound) that the band would yet again lead the three-day fest.
ACL Fest runs over two weekends this year: Oct. 4-6 and Oct. 11-13 with identical lineups out of Zilker Park, Austin. The complete lineup will be announced on May 7 at 12:01 a.m. CST with 3-Day Passes up for sale that day at 10 a.m.
Thanks to @TheeChad for the heads up.
Here's the Austin Chronicle backpage: