Even though it seems like spring has barely started, festival season is upon us once again. This month starts off an influx of music festivals held at cities around the country and internationally. From March 15 through 20, the South by Southwest Music Festival will be taking over Austin, Texas.
For SXSW 2016, there will be an incredible amount of talent. As part of Samsung’s SXSW offerings, Sia will kick off the brand’s Galaxy Life Fest with singer and The Untitled Magazine featured artist, Elle King, as her opener. The Strokes will close the 3-day event. Just a few notable other names at SXSW are Anderson .Paak, John Legend, Santigold, Kehlani, Chairlift and Future. Fresh 2015 talents that will be performing include Jamie xx and Lukas Graham.
2016 will bring the same mix of artists to the stage for which SXSW is known. From up-and-comers to well-known singers and bands, SXSW promises to have it all for an outstanding six nights of legendary performances. Artists at SXSW take over bars, churches, clubs, parks, and elsewhere around Austin, immersing the city in incredible tunes for one of the largest and most influential global music events of the year. Check out the full list of official SXSW performers below:
3ballMty, Abjects, Barry Adamson, Adée, Alex G, Alice on the roof, Aloa Input, Altimet & the Kawan Band, Anamanaguchi, And The Kids, Autobahn, Avec Sans,The Ballroom Thieves, The Band of Heathens, Bee’s Knees, Better Person, Beverly, Big Phony,Bird Dog, Bombino,Boulevards,Brass Bed, Bye Bye Badman, Laura Carbone,Rosie Carney, Caveman, Ceasetone, Chirkutt, Cirkus Funk, Cóndor Jet, The Crookes, Crystal Castles, Dash Rip Rock, David Wax Museum, Demob Happy, Dolce,Downtown Boys, Dubioza Kolektiv, Eau Rouge, EMUFUCKA, Expert Alterations, 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, HÆLOS, Haihm, Har Mar Superstar, Hinds, Howardian,S ilvana Imam, Imran Aziz Mian Qawwal, Into It. Over it., Jahkoy, Jambinai, John GRVY, Judah & the Lion, KAO=S, Marina Kaye, The Kickback, La Banda Morisca, Lazyeyes, Lois, Demi Louise, Love X Stereo, Lushes, Mai Nimani, Mamamoo, MC Lars, Methyl Ethel, Mise en Scene, Missi & Mister Baker, Moving Panoramas, Mumiy Troll, The National Parks, Oil Boom, OKRAA, Paul Oscher, Overload, The Parrots, PHASES, Platonick Dive, The Pocket Rockets, Ron Pope, Prince Rama, Pure Bathing Culture, Quebe Sisters, Self Defense Family,S kyline, Sleepers’ Reign, Southern Hospitality, The Spook School, Suboi, Summer Heart, Sunflower Bean, Sur du monde, Tarmac, The Nightowls, Throwing Shade, Vaadat Charigim, Victim Mentality, Victoria+Jean, Waco Brothers, Wahid Allan Faqir, The Wet Secrets, Wildhoney, Marlon Williams & The Yarra Benders, Womps, Wordburglar, XYLØ, Yuck
*UPDATE* Watch Sia’s live performance of “Big Girls Cry” at SXSW on March 13, 2016.