Depeche Mode, The Cure, Wilco, D'Angelo Highlight First Ever Two-Weekend Austin City Limits.

About an hour ago, at midnight, C3 Presents announced the lineup for this year's coming Austin City Limits Music Festival, which, for the first time since launching as a two-day event in 2002, is following Coachella's lead and will now go down as two separate but equal three-day affairs in October.

And, immediately, it's obvious that, a la Costco, there is indeed value in bulk purchases: Depeche Mode, The Cure, Muse, Kings of Leon, Atoms For Peace, Lionel Richie, Phoenix, Wilco, Vampire Weekend, The National, Fun., Kendrick Lamar, D'Angelo and Jimmy Eat World are among the bill's many, many highlights.

Three-day passes to each consecutive weekend of this year's festival — October 4-6 first, then October 11-13 — will go on sale for $225 a pop right here starting at 10 a.m. on May 7 (read: early tomorrow morning or, mayhaps, later today, depending on what time you read this).

Some quick thoughts on this year's offering? Sure, you got it.

• After years of catering to the EDM-hungry masses, this year's bill takes a significant step back in that regard. There are tons of electronic-indebted artists on this bill, sure (see: The Cure, Depeche Mode, Grimes, etc.), but Kaskade is basically the sole quote-unquote rave representative appearing anywhere on this bill.

• There's always a bit of a choir and gospel presence at ACL, but this year's bill just seems to be filled with such acts. Scroll about two-thirds of the way down the below-posted full lineup and you'll start to see what I'm taking about. (Or, if you'd prefer, you can scroll to the very bottom of this post and watch swarms of Austin-dwelling bats literally spell the lineup out for you.)

• ACL has rarely, if ever, catered too much to the worlds of hip-hop and R&B, and this year is no different. After Kendrick Lamar and D'Angelo — big gets in these genres, for sure — you'll be hard-pressed to find much else here that can be classified as either a hip-hop or R&B act without some stretching.

• The big winner here? Gotta figure it's North Texas. Year after year, North Texas is flooded with spillover shows as middle-billed bands head in and out of Austin for this fall festival. Now, this year, with all of these acts contractually obligated to play Austin for two consecutive weekends, not only will we be getting shows from bands headed in and out of Austin, but we're bound to see an influx of even more ACL-booked bands coming to town on October 7, 8, 9 and 10 — those four sure-to-be-glorious days between ACL's first and second weekends. Unless, that is, C3 was somehow able to stretch out its non-compete radius clause to beyond North Texas' limits (not likely), in which case the Oklahoma casinos are looking like a pretty ballin' place to be this October (only slightly less likely).

Confirmed 2013 Austin City Limits Lineup
DEPECHE MODE
THE CURE
MUSE
KINGS OF LEON
ATOMS FOR PEACE
LIONEL RICHIE
PHOENIX
WILCO
VAMPIRE WEEKEND
THE NATIONAL
ERIC CHURCH
PASSION PIT
ARCTIC MONKEYS
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE
FUN.
KENDRICK LAMAR
FRANZ FERDINAND
D'ANGELO
KASKADE
TAME IMPALA
LOCAL NATIVES
THE SHOUTING MATCHES
TORO Y MOI
GRIMES
PORTUGAL. THE MAN
SILVERSUN PICKUPS
THE JOY FORMIDABLE
NEKO CASE
DIVINE FITS
GROUPLOVE
JIMMY EAT WORLD
THE BLACK ANGELS
THE BRIGHT LIGHT SOCIAL HOUR
THE MAVERICKS
OKKERVIL RIVER
SHUGGIE OTIS
PURITY RING
DAWES
HAIM
SMITH WESTERNS
JUNIP
WALK THE MOON
VINTAGE TROUBLE
NOAH AND THE WHALE
PAPER DIAMOND
LISSIE
PINBACK
THE JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION
WILD BELLE
PHOSPHORESCENT
COURT YARD HOUNDS
THAO & THE GET DOWN STAY DOWN
FOXYGEN
LITTLE GREEN CARS
SAVAGES
AUTRE NE VEUT
PARQUET COURTS
FIDLAR
WHITE DENIM
TRUE BELIEVERS
THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA
DELTA RAE
JAKE BUGG
THE LONE BELLOW
ELECTRIC GUEST
DAN CROLL
DEAP VALLY
WILD NOTHING
TYPHOON
HUNDRED WATERS
TWIN FORKS
RED BARAAT
ELECTRIC SIX
SHOVELS & ROPE
REIGNWOLF
MONA
MS MR
WIDOWSPEAK
ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL
BEAR MOUNTAIN
GREENSKY BLUEGRASS
JD MCPHERSON
PACHA MASSIVE
VALERIE JUNE
WILD FEATHERS
ROADKILL GHOST CHOIR
JC BROOKS AND THE UPTOWN SOUND
DESERT NOISES
THE BAND OF HEATHENS
HOLLY WILLIAMS
ALANNA ROYALE
CHERUB THE DYNAMITES FEAT. CHARLES WALKER
SHINYRIBS
JACUZZI BOYS
WICK-IT THE INSTIGATOR
SHAKEY GRAVES
HOUNDMOUTH
WILD CUB
PETERSON BROTHERS BAND
LUELLA AND THE SUN
X AMBASSADORS
SONS OF FATHERS
COURRIER
MY JERUSALEM
NOT IN THE FACE
DANA FALCONBERRY
BOBBY JEALOUSY
WHISKEY SHIVERS
THE PRESERVATION MAX FROST
LATASHA LEE & THE BLACKTIES
CALEB
SHANNON LABRIE
ANDREW DUHON
KRISTIN DIABLE & THE CITY
COLIN LAKE
BROOKE WAGGONER
TYREE MORRIS & HEARTS OF WORSHIP
ENDURANCE
THE STAPLETONES
HEAVENLY VOICES CHOIR
THE MCCRARY SISTERS
DISCIPLES OF CHRIST
THE HENSLEY ENSEMBLE
THE DURDENS
THE WARRIOR GOSPEL BAND
BARTON HILLS CHOIR
THE VERVE PIPE
SCHOOL OF ROCK
TIM AND THE SPACE CADETS
PETER DISTEFANO & TOR
GRACE LONDON
PLAYDATE
THE OHMIES
THE Q BROTHERS
ANDY Z
CASPAR BABYPANTS

Cover photo by Jack Newton via Flickr.

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