South by Southwest will be returning to Austin, TX next March, as always, and today the festival has announced the first wave of artists who will be performing at the annual event.
Artists confirmed in the first wave of reveals include: The Dodos, Jessie Ware, The Pop Group, Thee Oh Sees, Carl Barat and The Jackals, Twin Peaks, The Twilight Sad, The Big Pink, Ben Kweller, Mew, Courtney Barnett, Twerps, Black Milk, Bishop Nehru, Alvvays, Pharmakon, Lust For Youth, Dry the River, Hey Marseilles, Moon Duo, The Octopus Project, Sleep ∞ Over, Ume, The Stone Foxes, Jonathan Toubin, Warm Soda, Natural Child, The Lonely Wild, Civil Twilight, Cheerleader, and Angus & Julia Stone.
At the end of the full reveal, there will be over 1,000 acts descending in Austin for SXSW.
SXSW will take place from March 13 to March 22 with the musical portions of the event taking placing from March 17-22. If you’re interested in going, don’t wait too long, badges to attend are currently on sale on the festival’s website.