SXSW 2019 announces initial list of showcasing artists


South by Southwest Music Festival (SXSW) has announced the initial list of showcasing artists invited to perform at the 2019 event. Each year, the festival hosts a curated mix of up-and-coming and artists from around the world, performing in intimate clubs as well as renowned music venues.

These up-close interactions in front of industry professionals and influencers, international media and music fans allow artists and other attendees the opportunity to advance their creative and career objectives.


The SXSW Music Festival’s 33rd annual event takes place Monday, March 11 – Sunday, March 17, 2019 in downtown Austin, Texas.

A few highlights from this first round of artists include: Amanda Palmer (Boston MA), Amyl & The Sniffers (Melbourne AUSTRALIA), Art School Girlfriend (Wrexham UK-WALES), Bane’s World (Long Beach CA), The Beths (Auckland NEW ZEALAND), The Chills (Dunedin NEW ZEALAND), Drahla (Leeds UK-ENGLAND), Ecko (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA), Ezra Collective (London UK-ENGLAND), Flohio (London UK-ENGLAND), Gaelynn Lea (Duluth MN), HÆLOS (London UK-ENGLAND), Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers (Chicago IL), Madison Cunningham (Orange County CA), Oh Sees (Los Angeles CA), Otoboke Beaver (Kyoto JAPAN), PNTHN (San Marcos TX), Puma Blue (London UK-ENGLAND), Say Sue Me (Busan SOUTH KOREA), Stealth (Birmingham UK-ENGLAND), Steve’n’Seagulls (Jyväskylä FINLAND), Swervedriver (Oxford UK-ENGLAND), Viagra Boys (Stockholm SWEDEN), Westerman (London UK-ENGLAND), and Yussef Dayes (London UK-ENGLAND).

This is the first of several announcements of the wide array of artists who will be performing for the global creative community, and an opportunity to experience what will be hitting the festival circuit while it’s still on a small stage.

The final deadline to apply to perform is Thursday, October 25, 2018. For more information on the SXSW Music Festival, visit