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 the music strand are confirmed as Tuesday 15th to Sunday 20th March 2016.
During the festival Austin's bars, clubs, pubs and streets become home to a variety of acts.
Around 1,800 bands play in around 70 venues in the city during the festival.
To see the official line-up as available click here.
Ra Ra Riot, White Denim, Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, The Big Pink, Kevin Gates, 3ballMty, Abjects, The Academic, Barry Adamson, Adée, Alex G, Alice On The Roof, Aloa Input, Altimet & the Kawan Band, Anamanaguchi, And The Kids, Angelo Moore & The Brand New Step, Astrid S, Autobahn, Avec Sans, The Ballroom Thieves, The Band of Heathens, Bee's Knees, Better Person, Beverly, Big Phony, Bird Dog, Birdy Nam Nam, Birthmark, Black Asteroid, Bombino, Boulevards, Brass Bed, Bye Bye Badman, Laura Carbone, Rosie Carney, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Cash+David, Caveman, Ceasetone, Chambao, Chirkutt, Cirkus Funk, Cóndor Jet, Consulado Popular, The Crookes, Crystal Castles, Dash Rip Rock, David Wax Museum, Demob Happy, Élage Diouf, Dirty Fences, Dolce, Downtown Boys, Dreller, Dubioza Kolektiv, Eau Rouge, Elias, Emufucka, Expert Alterations, Sarah Farina, Lena Fayre, Fear of Men, Few Bits, Ian Fisher, The Foreign Resort, Andy Frasco & the U.N., A Giant Dog, Matt Gilmour's Patient Wolf, Gold Class, Jon Dee Graham, William Harries Graham & the Painted Redstarts, Guerilla Toss, Haelos, Haihm, Hanggai, Har Mar Superstar, Hinds, Howardian, Hyperpotamus, Illionaire Records (Dok2 & The Quiett), Silvana Imam, Imran Aziz Mian Qawwa, Into It Over it, Is Tropical, Jahkoy, Jambinai, Joan Of Arc, John Grvy, Jointpop, Judah & the Lion, KAO=S, Marina Kaye, Josh Kelley , The Kickback, La Banda Morisca, Lazyeyes, Lois, Demi Louise, Love X Stereo, Lushes, LV, Mai Nimani, Mamamoo, MC Lars, Methyl Ethel, Micachu and the Shapes, Mise en Scene, Missi & Mister Baker, Moving Panoramas, Mr Muthafuckin eXquire, Mumiy Troll, The National Parks, Now, Now, Oil Boom, Okraa, Paul Oscher, Overload, Owen, The Parrots, Phases, Platonick Dive, The Pocket Rockets, Ron Pope, Prince Rama, PUP, Pure Bathing Culture, Quebe Sisters, Quiet Life, Reuben and the Dark, Emitt Rhodes, Rivrs, Self Defense Family, Skyline, Sleepers' Reign, Son Little, Southern Hospitality, The Spook School, Suboi, Summer Heart, Sunflower Bean, Sur Du Monde, Sy Ari Da Kid, Tarmac, The Nightowls, Throwing Shade, Vaadat Charigim, Victim Mentality, Victoria+Jean, Waco Brothers, Wahid Allan Faqir, The Wet Secrets, Glenn White, Wildhoney, Marlon Williams & The Yarra Benders, Womps, Wordburglar, XYLØ, Yarn, and Yuck.
Tickets (badges) are priced from $650 to $895 (approx £450) plus booking fee for the Music strand of the event.
More information will be here when available.
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