SXSW Music Festival - Third Round of Showcasing Artists Announced

Article Contributed by South by Southwest | Published on Wednesday, January 26, 2022

The South by Southwest® Music Festival (SXSW®) has announced a third round of Showcasing Artists invited to perform at the 36th annual event. The festival offers the opportunity to connect emerging acts and established artists with entertainment, technology, and media professionals, all sharing in a career- and life-changing experience. The first essential and international music event on the industry’s calendar, the SXSW Music Festival takes place March 14 - 20, 2022 in Austin, Texas.

Each year, the SXSW Music Festival programmers present a global lineup of artists representing dozens of well-established genres alongside boundary-breaking music that defies classification. The result is a unique live music experience where industry pros and music lovers experience multiple one-of-a-kind events from a range of up-and-coming and established artists. A few highlights include: Albi X (Cologne GERMANY), Attalie (Kinshasa CONGO, THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF), Bairi (Hershey PA), Balming Tiger (Seoul SOUTH KOREA), Big Joanie (London UK-ENGLAND), Cartel Madras (Calgary CANADA), Cassandra Jenkins (New York NY), Chris Patrick (East Orange NJ), CIFIKA (Seoul SOUTH KOREA), Coogie (Seoul SOUTH KOREA), Cymande (London UK-ENGLAND), Hannah Jadagu (Mesquite TX), IAN SWEET (Los Angeles CA), Jackie Venson (Austin TX), Jon Dee Graham (Austin TX), Kalpee (Chaguanas TRINIDAD and TOBAGO), Kosha Dillz (Brooklyn NY), La Doña (San Francisco CA), LAUNDRY DAY (New York NY), Madison McFerrin (Brooklyn NY), Miki Ratsula (Santa Ana CA), Miro Shot (London UK-ENGLAND), Moonchild Sanelly (Johannesburg SOUTH AFRICA), Papazian (Beirut LEBANON), Pillow Queens (Dublin IRELAND), Pom Pom Squad (Brooklyn NY), Sloppy Jane (Los Angeles CA), Thee Phantom & The Illharmonic Orchestra (Queens Village NY), Ural Thomas and the Pain (Portland OR), Virgen Maria (Madrid SPAIN), Wet Leg (Isle of Wight UK-ENGLAND), William Harries Graham (Austin TX), Wolf Eyes (Pontiac MI) as well as virtual only SXSW Online-exclusive performances by Shonen Knife (Osaka JAPAN), Elephant Gym (Kaohsiung TAIWAN), Fake Gentle (Chengu CHINA), Mong Tong (Taipei TAIWAN), Olivia Tsao (Tainan TAIWAN), Sorry Youth (Taipei TAIWAN), and more.

This is the third of several announcements revealing the wide array of Showcasing Artists who will perform for the international creative community. Showcase presenters offer curated line-ups giving attendees the opportunity to experience tomorrow’s headliners in small-stage performances at unique venues in downtown Austin. Newly announced presenters include Audiofemme, Bandsintown, Bad Vibrations, Balming Tiger, Bayonet Records, Bella Union, Black Fret, Break Out West, British Underground, DIY Magazine, Double Denim Management, Empire Agency, Empire Distribution, EQ Austin, Father/Daughter Records, Field Booking Agency, Fire Talk Records, Futuristic Femmes, Gold Diggers, Island Wave, KUTX - The Breaks, The Line of Best Fit, Marca Ùnica, Motown Records, Music Finland, Negative Gain, NNA Tapes, Northern Spy Records, Paper Bag Records, Punk Black, RapTV, Rhythm Section International, Run for Cover Records, Side Door, Space Agency, Wide Awake Festival, The Windmill Brixton, WOMEX, and Zone 6 Management.