The SXSW Music Festival is one of the largest and most influential global music events of the year, taking place every March in Austin, Texas - the Live Music Capital of the World. Hundreds of acts have already been announced for SXSW 2016 - check out the full listing today. The showcase schedule will be live in February.
At SXSW 2015, more than 30,000 music industry professionals and musicians took in six nights of performances in over 100 downtown venues, with a lineup featuring 2,200 acts from 62 foreign countries. In 2016, we plan to continue our tradition of bringing attendees a comprehensive mix of brand new, up-and-coming, international and legendary performers planted all over Austin in bars, clubs, parks, churches and elsewhere.
The deadline to apply to perform at SXSW Music 2016 was Friday, October 23.
Photos (clockwise from top left):
AG Cook by Steve Rogers Photography/Getty Images
Hinds by Dustin Finkelstein/Getty Images
Future Islands by Richard Kies
Curren$y by Rudy Luna
Perfume by Dustin Finkelstein/Getty Images
Marina & the Diamonds by Ron Herrman