SXSW (South By South West) 2010

Wednesday 17th to Sunday 21st March 2010
Austin, Texas, USA, USA
from $650 to $750 (approx £450)
last updated: Tue 9th Mar 2010

6th Street, Austin, Texas

A showcase for bands around the world to the world's music industry. There's also a film and interactive element to the festival.

SXSW - South By South West - is a festival held in Austin, Texas, USA each spring. The dates for 2010 are confirmed as Wednesday 17th to Sunday 21st March.

During the festival Austin's bars, clubs, pubs and streets become home to a variety of acts.

Line-up

There are 250 acts confirmed so far for 2010 (see bottom of page). The line-up includes Motorhead, Cheap Trick, Stone Temple Pilots, Rogue Wave, Middle East, Lissie, !!!, Amaral, Anita Tijoux, ApoptygmaBerzerk, Athlete, Bajofondo, Balkan Beat Box, Band of Skulls, Bear In Heaven, Black Milk, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, BombaEstereo, Broken Social Scene, Chalie Boy, Chamillionaire& Paul Wall, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Death, Deer Tick, Evan Dando, Frightened Rabbit, Fucked Up, Grant Hart, Hauschka, Here We Go Magic, Hudson Mohawke, Invincible, jj, Killer Mike, LA Riots, Les Savy Fav, MalditaVecindad, Marina & The Diamonds, Mayer Hawthorne & The County, Midlake, Miike Snow, Mr Hudson, MundoLivre SA, Murs, NataliaLafourcade, Pretty Lights, Rye Rye, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, She & Him, Shwayze, Spoon, Steve Aoki, Systema Solar, Texas Tornados, The Drums, The Middle East, The Soft Pack, The Very Best, The xx, Trae, VV Brown, and Wolfgang Gartner, Fucked Up, And So I Watch You From Afar, Autumn Owls, The Boxer Rebellion, Broken Records, VV BROWN, Chew Lips, Chris T-T, Everything Everything Fanfarlo, Fighting With Wire, Frightened Rabbit, Good Shoes, Hey Colossus, The Jim Jones Revue, The Law, Middle Finger Salute, Jackie Oates, One Night Only, Pivot, Tommy Reilly, Rogues, Scanners, Serious Sam Barrett, Shit And Shine, Todd, Marques Toliver, Toolshed, Trembling Bells, Twin Atlantic, The View, Wave Machines, The Wave Pictures, and Wolf Gang. To view their list of the latest acts (on their website) please click (here).

The music section of the festival will take place from March 17th to 21st, the film section will last from March 12th to the 20th, and the interactive section from the 12th to the 16th. No acts are confirmed for 2009.

Around 1,800 bands play in around 70 venues in the city during the festival.

Talks

Smokey Robinson will deliver the keynote address.

SXSW Music will welcome the Chief Executive of UK Music and former lead singer in The Undertones, Feargal Sharkey, to discuss the new partnerships that must be established to unlock digital's true potential.

Tickets

Ticket prices for the music side of the event start at $650 (approx £390) and get gradually more expensive the nearer you buy them to the start of the festival. The price on the gate will be $750 (approx £450).

Keynote speakers

Smokey Robinson will deliver the keynote address at their 2010 Music Conference.

More info

To read a review from 2007s event click here.

More information will be here when available.

The full music line-up confirmed so far is !!!, Amaral, Anita Tijoux, ApoptygmaBerzerk, Athlete, Bajofondo, Balkan Beat Box, Band of Skulls, Bear In Heaven, Black Milk, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, BombaEstereo, Broken Social Scene, Chalie Boy, Chamillionaire& Paul Wall, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Death, Deer Tick, Evan Dando, Frightened Rabbit, Fucked Up, Grant Hart, Hauschka, Here We Go Magic, Hudson Mohawke, Invincible, jj, Killer Mike, LA Riots, Les Savy Fav, MalditaVecindad, Marina & The Diamonds, Mayer Hawthorne & The County, Midlake, Miike Snow, Motorhead, Mr Hudson, MundoLivre SA, Murs, NataliaLafourcade, Pretty Lights, Rye Rye, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, She & Him, Shwayze, Spoon, Stone Temple Pilots, Steve Aoki, Systema Solar, Texas Tornados, The Drums, The Middle East, The Soft Pack, The Very Best, The xx, Trae, VV Brown, and Wolfgang Gartner, Aa (Brooklyn NY), Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO (Osaka JAPAN), A Classic Education (Bologna ITALY), Alpha Rev (Austin TX), Amaral (Madrid SPAIN), And So I Watch You From Afar, Apostle of Hustle (Toronto ON), Arms (Brooklyn NY), Ólöf Arnalds (Reykjavik ICELAND), Art vs Science (Surry Hills NSW), A Shoreline Dream (Denver CO), Nicole Atkins and The Black Sea (Asbury Park NJ), Autumn Owls, Bare Wires (Oakland CA), Julian Berntzen (Bergen NORWAY), Best Fwends (Austin TX), The Black (Austin TX), The Black Atlantic (Groningen THE NETHERLANDS), Dan Black (Paris FRANCE), Black Tide (Miami FL), Bliss N Eso (Albert Park VIC), Boom Boom Satellites (JAPAN), The Boxer Rebellion, Break of Reality (New York NY), B-Real of Cypress Hill (Los Angeles CA), Broadway Calls (Rainer OR), Broken Records, VV Brown, The Brunettes (Auckland NEW ZEALAND), Buckshot (Brooklyn NY), Canja Rave (Porto Alegre BRAZIL), Capsula (Bilbao SPAIN), Carsick Cars (Beijing CHINA), Caucus (Tokyo JAPAN), Cheap Trick, The Chevelles (Melville WA), Chew Lips, Suzanna Choffel (Austin TX), Chris T-T, C-Mon & Kypski (THE NETHERLANDS), The Coathangers (Atlanta GA), Simon Collins (Victoria BC), The Constellations (Atlanta GA), Contra Coup (Austin TX), Cotton Jones (Cumberland MD), The Crystal Method (Los Angeles CA), David Dallas (Auckland NEW ZEALAND), Dappled Cities (Sydney NSW), Daveman (Berlin GERMANY), The Daylights (Los Angeles CA), The dB's (Chapel Hill NC), Dead Sexy Inc (Paris FRANCE), The Deaf (The Hague THE NETHERLANDS), Deer Tick (Providence RI), Delhi 2 Dublin (Vancouver BC), Paul Dempsey (from "Something for Kate") (Melbourne NSW), Diplomats of Solid Sound (Iowa City IA), DJ Car Stereo (Wars) (Austin TX), DJ Evil Dee (Brooklyn NY), DJ Revolution (Los Angeles CA), Daniel Francis Doyle (Austin TX), Adiam Dymott (Goteborg SWEDEN), The 88 (Los Angeles CA), Electric Electric (Strasbourg FRANCE), Val Emmich (Jersey City NJ), Eternia (Toronto ON), Everything Everything, Fanfarlo, Michael Feinberg (New York NY), Fergus & Geronimo (Westway TX), Fighting With Wire , FINALE (Detroit MI), Floating Action (Asheville NC), Francis (Borlange SWEDEN), Robert Francis (Los Angeles CA), Frightened Rabbit, Fucked Up, The Funeral Pyre (Los Angeles CA), The Ganjas (Santiago CHILE), Geeks (Tokyo JAPAN), Gerald G (Austin TX), Colin Gilmore (Austin TX), Giulia y los Tellarini (Barcelona SPAIN), Rosi Golan (New York NY), Gong Myoung (Seoul KOREA), Goober and the Peas (Detroit MI), Good Shoes, Guitar Shorty (Harlingen TX), Ha Ha Tonka (Springfield MO), Halves, Darren Hanlon (Sydney NSW), Harlem (Austin TX), Headdress (Austin TX), Hey Colossus (London UK-ENGLAND), Robyn Hitchcock (London CA), Hot Panda (Edmonton AB), The Hounds Below (Detroit MI), I Fight Dragons (Chicago IL), The Intelligence (Seattle WA), Ivan & Alyosha (Seattle WA), Japandroids (Vancouver BC), Jazz One (Austin TX), Stephen Jerzak (La Crosse WI), John Dear Mowing Club (Den Haag THE NETHERLANDS), The Jim Jones Revue, Jookabox (Indianapolis IN), Julia Says (Sao Paulo BRAZIL), Karnivool (Perth WA), Kartick & Gotam (Chennai INDIA), Kidz In Space (Auckland NEW ZEALAND), Kidz In The Hall (Chicago IL), Julian Berntzen (Norway), Kingston (Auckland NEW ZEALAND), Maurice Kirya (Kampala ZIMBABWE), The Kissaway Trail (Odense DENMARK), L.A.B. (Novo Hamburgo BRAZIL), The Law (Dundee UK-SCOTLAND), Vander Lee (Belo Horizonte BRAZIL), Unni Lovlid (Oslo NORWAY), Lowood (Stockholm SWEDEN), Audra Mae (Los Angeles CA), Malente (Essen GERMANY), Natalia Mallo (Sao Paulo BRAZIL), Mantles (San Francisco CA), Julia Marcell (Berlin GERMANY), Marco Polo & Torae (Brooklyn NY), Mariachi El Bronx (Los Angeles CA), Carolyn Mark (Victoria BC), Maruosa (Tokyo JAPAN), MegaRex (Sao Paulo BRAZIL), The Middle East (Townsville QLD), Middle Finger Salute (Blackburn UK-ENGLAND), Miniature Tigers (Phoenix AZ), Mixtapes & Cellmates (Stockholm SWEDEN), Monarchs (Austin TX), Michael Monroe (Helsinki FINLAND), PJ Morton (Conyers GA), Mountain Man (Bennington VT), Movits! (Lulea SWEDEN), Moxine (Sao Paulo BRAZIL), Mr Sicc (Auckland NEW ZEALAND), Mumiy Troll (Los Angeles CA), My Dad is Dead (Chapel Hill NC), Nailpin (Boom BELGIUM), Nakia & His Southern Cousins (Austin TX), NiCad (Den Haag THE NETHERLANDS), 9th Wonder (Raleigh-Durham NC), The Novas (Dallas TX), Jackie Oates, One Night Only, 1001 Nights Orchestra (Austin TX), The Pack A.D. (Vancouver BC), Paleo (Brooklyn NY), Parlovr (Montreal QC), Past Lives (Seattle WA), The Peelies (Montreal QC), Julie Peel (Montreal QC), Mandi Perkins (Los Angeles CA), Peter Wolf Crier (Minneapolis MN), Pink Nasty (Austin TX), Pivot, P.K. 14 (Beijing CHINA), Plants and Animals (Montreal QC), Please The Trees (Prague CZECH REPUBLIC), Steve Poltz (San Diego CA), Andy Pratt (Amesbury MA), Sean Price (Brooklyn NY), Princeton (Eagle Rock CA), Profetas (COLOMBIA), Psalm One (Chicago IL), Quantic and his Combo Barbaro (Cali COLOMBIA), Random Axe (Brooklyn NY), Rebelle (Den Haag THE NETHERLANDS), Red Mass (Montreal QC), Tommy Reilly, Riverboat Gamblers (Austin TX), The River Raid (Recife BRAZIL), Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson (Brooklyn NY), Brisa Roche (Paris FRANCE), Rock of Heltah Skeltah (Brooklyn NY), Rogues, Ruste Juxx (Brooklyn NY), San Saba County (Austin TX), Scanners, Kate Schutt (Guelph ON), Serious Sam Barrett, Shit And Shine, Sixteen Deluxe (Austin TX), Skyzoo (Brooklyn NY), Small Black (Brooklyn NY), Smif N Wessun (Brooklyn NY), Smoosh (Seattle WA), So Cow, Solid Gold (Minneapolis MN), Soulico (Tel Aviv ISRAEL), So What (The Hague THE NETHERLANDS), The Spring Standards (New York NY), Sabrina Starke (Amsterdam THE NETHERLANDS), Steel Train (Teaneck NJ), StereoHeroes (Les Gorguettes FRANCE), Surrounded (Malmo SWEDEN), Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter (Seattle WA), M. Takara 3 (Guarulhos BRAZIL), Team Facelift (New York NY), Thunder Power (Omaha NE), Timber Timbre (Toronto ON), Todd, Marques Toliver, Toolshed (London ON), Trembling Bells, Trespassers William (Seattle WA), Twin Atlantic, Two Star Symphony (Houston TX), Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights (Dallas TX), The Uglysuit (Oklahoma City OK), Uncle Lucius (Austin TX), The View, Volovan (Monterrey MEXICO), Waco Brothers (Chicago IL), Miho Wada (Auckland NEW ZEALAND), Warpaint (Los Angeles CA), Wave Machines, The Wave Pictures, We Are Scientists (New York NY), We Are Wolves (Montreal QC), Withered (Atlanta GA), Wolf Gang , Woot (The Haque THE NETHERLANDS), XV (Wichita KS), The Yellow Dogs (Tehran IRAN), YellowFever (Austin TX), Zlam Dunk (San Marcos TX), and Zona Tango (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA). This list is subject to change. To view their list of acts, and a band schedule (on their website) please click (here).


Wednesday 17th to Sunday 21st March 2010
Austin, Texas, USA, USA
from $650 to $750 (approx £450)
last updated: Tue 9th Mar 2010


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