Since 2002, the Austin City Limits Music Festival has established itself as one of America's premier festivals, bringing together more than 150 acts from all genres in Zilker Park for two weekends of music and barbecue. This year, Depeche Mode, Muse, Atoms for Peace, Muse, Kings of Leon and Phoenix headline the festival, but there are tons of smaller bands worthy of your time and attention.
For the first time ever, ACL Fest has extended into a second weekend, with the two lineups closely mirroring the other. (Tickets for the second weekend are still available at the ACL Festival website.) So whether you're hitting Zilker Park for Weekend 1 on October 4-6 or Weekend 2 on October 11-13, click through our handy guide to the 23 bands you need to check out.