The first acts have been announced for next year's South By Southwest in Austin, Texas in March 2015 and includes a number of UK names with the festival renowned for showcasing breaking and under-the-radar acts.
During the festival Austin's bars, clubs, pubs and streets become home to around 1,800 acts playing in around 70 venues, with talent from this side of the Atlantic including James Bay, Brolin, Carl Barat, Charlotte OC, Coasts, Dry The River (pictured), Fatherson, Happyness, Modestep, The Pop Group, Skinny Lister, The Big Pink, Hailey Tuck, The Twilight Sad, Jessie Ware, and Lewis Watson.
Other notable international names include Mini Mansions, Ibeyi, Angus & Julia Stone, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, The Dodos, Thee Oh Sees, Twin Peaks, Ben Kweller, Mew, Courtney Barnett, Twerps, Black Milk, MC Lars, Bishop Nehru, Alvvays, Pharmakon, Lust For Youth, Hey Marseilles, Moon Duo, Bomba Estereo, The Octopus Project, The Stone Foxes, Jonathan Toubin, Natural Child, The Lonely Wild, Civil Twilight, and Cheerleader.
SXSW - South By South West - is a festival held in Austin, Texas, USA each spring with a film and interactive element also included in the festival. The dates are confirmed as Tuesday 17th to Sunday 22nd March 2015.
Tickets (badges) are priced from $650 to $895 (approx £450) plus booking fee for the Music strand of the event.
The full band list of acts announced so far is Agoraphobia, Agosto, Alvvays, Angus & Julia Stone, Babes, Baby In Vain, Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires, Ballet School, Ball Park Music, The Barberettes, Courtney Barnett, James Bay, Be Forest, Big Phony, Bishop Nehru, Blacklist Royals, Black Milk, Black Taxi, Bloods, Bogan Via, Bomba Estéreo, Bonaparte, The Boxing Lesson, Brolin, Butcher Brown, Buenaparte, The California Honeydrops, Ben Caplan, Carl Barat and The Jackals, Ceschi, Charlotte OC, Cheerleader, ChihiroYamazaki+ROUTE14band, The Church, Civil Twilight, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers, Coasts, Crew54, Dark Time Sunshine, Deers, Dena, Diwan Saz, The Dodos, Cettina Donato & Serena Brancale Group, Dream Police, Dry the River, East Cameron Folkcore, Eastern Sidekick, EE, El Conjunto Nueva Ola, El Freaky, Él Mató A Un Policía Motorizado, Fatherson, Marcelo Fruet & os Cozinheiros, Colin Gilmore, GoldLink, The Gooch Palms, Jenn Grant, Haioka, Happyness, Haroon , Danny B. Harvey, Mekaal Hasan Band, Heat, Heaters, Hey Marseilles, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Ibeyi, The Inspector Cluzo, Institute, Jared & The Mill, Jitterbug Vipers, Alexz Johnson, JoyCut, Dustin Kensrue, Khumariyaan, Hanne Kolstø, Krypol Haze, Ben Kweller, Kydd, La Orquesta Vulgar, The Last Bison, Howie Lee, The Lonely Wild, Lost Midas, Demi Louise, Love Inks, Low Cut Connie, Low Roar, Luluc, Lust for Youth, Lydia, Mai Dhai, Marching, MC Lars, Mew, Mini Mansions, Miss Chain & The Broken Heels, Modestep, Moon Duo, Angelo Moore & The Brand New Step, mothercoat, Mr.Kitty, Nakia, Jay Nash and Josh Day are the Contenders, Nightmare Air, No Brain, Noveller, Ocellot, The Octopus Project, Panda Elliot, The Parrots, Pharmakon, Pommez Internacional, Poor Rich Boy, The Pop Group, Publicist UK, Quantic, Que, Rangleklods, Residual Kid, Roddy, Royal Teeth, Sain Tanveer Brothers, Sertified, Seven Davis Jr, Sexores, Silk Rodeo, Charanjit Singh, Skinny Lister, Sleep ∞ Over, Luisa Sobral, Songhoy Blues, Sorne, The Sour Notes, SSLEEPERHOLD, The Stone Foxes, Suboi, Suicideyear, [su:m], Summer Heart, Sy Ari Da Kid, Tanya Tagaq, Talking To Turtles, Talkshow, The Big Pink, Thee Oh Sees, Jonathan Toubin, Tourmaline, Transit, Hailey Tuck, Twerps, The Twilight Sad, Twin Peaks, Txarango, Ume, Vaadat Charigim, Vampillia, Vockah Redu, Vuurwerk, Wand, Jessie Ware, Warm Soda, Lewis Watson, Weekend Money, Scott Weiland and The Wildabouts, Hank West & the Smokin Hots, Whitehorse, Jess Williamson, and Emily Wolfe.
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