Returning to Austin between March 13th and the 22nd is the widely popular South by Southwest. The music part of the showcase takes place between March 17th through 22nd. Organizers announced a list of preliminary acts set to play over the course of that week.
Among that list are: 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. In all, over 1,000 acts will perform in Austin during SXSW.
Mark Duplass, actor/director is set to be one of the keynote speakers for SXSW’s film portion.
Badges to attend SXSW are available on the festival’s website.