The 2016 SXSW Music Festival Artist Announcement - Round Three

Written by Rory Burbeck | Tuesday, Jan 12, 2016
2016 SXSW Showcasing Artists, clockwise from left: Loretta Lynn, The Moonlandingz, Jones, Mass Gothic, East of My Youth.

2016 SXSW Showcasing Artists, clockwise from left: Loretta Lynn, The Moonlandingz, Jones, Mass Gothic, East of My Youth

SXSW 2016 is right around the corner! The 2016 SXSW Music Festival lineup is really beginning to take shape with the addition of 550+ Showcasing Artists in today’s Round Three announcement.

Register to attend by this Friday, January 15 and save up to $170 off the walk-up rates. With a Music or Platinum badge, you will receive priority entry into performances by nearly 2,000 artists, access to downtown Austin hotel rooms, an invitation to our first-ever official SXSW Music Opening Party on Tuesday, March 15, exclusive networking and learning opportunities, and more.

Our Round Three artists to watch include Sean Lennon / Fat White Family collaborative project The Moondlandingz, British singer and XL act Lapsley, Japanese arena-rock band [Alexandros], Houston-based Tri Angle Records producer Rabit, and Chicago rapper Mick Jenkins, plus perennial favorites such as Grammy Award-winning American music icon Loretta Lynn, UK indie rockers Bloc Party, and Detroit post-punk band Protomartyr.

We know 550+ artists is a lot to dig through, so we’ve created a couple of ways for you to get to know these acts:

  • SXSWfm’s special Round Three preview show is now streaming on-demand on Mixcloud. The official SXSW radio channel will air a few hours of music from SXSW 2016 Showcasing Artists daily - check sxswfm.com/schedule for times.

  • Follow SXSW on Spotify for the Official SXSW Music 2016 Playlist - Round Three, as well as an updated Official SXSW Music 2016 Complete Playlist. More Spotify playlists are coming soon.

We aren’t done announcing SXSW 2016 Showcasing Artists just yet. Beginning next Friday, January 22, we will be releasing weekly lists of SXSW Showcasing Artist additions on our website.

1001 Nights Orchestra (Austin TX)
5ive (Earth TX)
8 Ball Aitken (Nashville TN)
Steve Adamyk Band (Ottawa CANADA)
Advance Base (Chicago IL)
Agoraphobia (Boiro SPAIN)
[Alexandros] (Tokyo JAPAN)
Algodón Egipcio (Mexico City MEXICO)
All Dogs (Columbus OH)
Elida Almeida (Praia CAPE VERDE)
Tiffany Alvord (Los Angeles CA)
Amasa Hines (Little Rock AR)
Carl Anderson (Nashville TN)
Andy Clockwise (Los Angeles CA)
Andy The Doorbum & Justin Aswell (Charlotte NC)
Daniel Antopolsky (Bordeaux FRANCE)
Arbor Labor Union (Athens GA)
Aries (Bilbao SPAIN)
ASTR (New York NY)
Astronauts, etc. (Oakland CA)
Atash (Austin TX)
Atomic Stooges (Ōsaka JAPAN)
Bad Sports (Denton TX)
Julien Baker (Memphis TN)
Banditos (Birmingham AL)
Bayonne (Austin TX)
Bee Caves (Austin TX)
Bel Heir (Philadelphia PA)
Charlie Belle (Austin TX)
The Big Pink (London UK-ENGLAND)
Big White (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
Birthday Boy (Toronto CANADA)
Black Crown Initiate (Reading PA)
Blaenavon (Liphook UK-ENGLAND)
Bleubird (Ft Lauderdale FL)
Bloc Party (London UK-ENGLAND)
Blue Healer (Austin TX)
BOAN (Austin TX)
Booher (Austin TX)
Jackson Boone (Portland OR)
Boraj (Santiago CHILE)
Built By Snow (Austin TX)
Burnt Palms (Santa Cruz CA)
Cala Vento (Barcelona SPAIN)
CALLmeKAT (Copenhagen DENMARK)
Dylan Cameron (Austin TX)
Capsula (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)
Carey (Nashville TN)
Loyle Carner (London UK-ENGLAND)
Ceschi (New Haven CT)
The Chainsmokers (New York NY)
Pearl Charles (Los Angeles CA)
Gina Chavez (Austin TX)
Chicano Batman (Los Angeles CA)
Chocolat (Montreal CANADA)
Maureen Choi Quartet (Madrid SPAIN)
CLARA-NOVA (Los Angeles CA)
Clean Cut Kid (Liverpool UK-ENGLAND)
David C Clements (Belfast UK-N. IRELAND)
Coast Modern (Los Angeles CA)
Coldair (Warsaw POLAND)
Judy Collins and Ari Hest (Denver CO)
Wendy Colonna (Austin TX)
The Compozers (London UK-ENGLAND)
The Contortionist (Indianapolis IN)
Bill Converse (Austin TX)
Will Joseph Cook (Royal Tunbridge Wells UK-ENGLAND)
JP Cooper (Manchester UK-ENGLAND)
Corb Lund (South Alberta CANADA)
Cosmo's Midnight (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
Frankie Cosmos (New York NY)
Barns Courtney (Ipswich UK-ENGLAND)
CREEPSIDE (McAllen TX)
The Cult (Los Angeles CA)
Denzel Curry (Miami FL)
D∆WN (New Orleans LA)
Daddy Issues (Nashville TN)
Kat Dahlia (Miami FL)
Benjamin Damage (Swansea UK-WALES)
Dead Leaf Echo (New York NY)
The Dead Ships (Los Angeles CA)
Dead Soft (Vancouver CANADA)
The Dead South (Regina CANADA)
Death by Unga Bunga (Oslo NORWAY)
De De Mouse (Tokyo JAPAN)
Deepflow (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Deffie (Lake Forest CA)
Des Ark (Durham NC)
Alvaro Diaz (San Juan PR)
Luther Dickinson (Nashville TN)
Sonny Digital (Atlanta GA)
The Digital Wild (Austin TX)
Dilly Dally (Toronto CANADA)
The Dirty Nil (Dundas CANADA)
Division Minuscula (Matamoros MEXICO)
DJ HALO (Oakland CA)
DJ Sermon (San Antonio TX)
DJ Spinn (Chicago IL)
DJ Taye (Chicago IL)
DMA'S (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
Domo Genesis (Los Angeles CA)
Dual Core (Austin TX)
The Dumplings (Zabrze POLAND)
Duran (Bogota COLOMBIA)
Dynoman (Karachi PAKISTAN)
DZ Deathrays (Brisbane AUSTRALIA)
DZZ (Stephens City VA)
East of My Youth (Reykjavík ICELAND)
Eerie Wanda (Amsterdam NETHERLANDS)
Ela Minus (New York NY)
El B (Miami FL)
El Conjunto Nueva Ola (Los Angeles CA)
Electric Eye (Oslo NORWAY)
ELEL (Nashville TN)
El Freaky (Bogotá COLOMBIA)
Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes (Nashville TN)
Jota Erre (São Paulo BRAZIL)
Escondido (Nashville TN)
ESDLCP (Santiago CHILE)
EVDW [Edgar Van de Wingard] (Santiago CHILE)
Faith Healer (Edmonton CANADA)
BP Fallon (Dublin IRELAND)
Far From Alaska (São Paulo BRAZIL)
Fast Romantics (Toronto CANADA)
Charlie Faye & The Fayettes (Austin TX)
Fedel (Tulsa OK)
FEMME (London UK-ENGLAND)
FEWS (Malmö SWEDEN)
Field Division (Des Moines IA)
field trip (Los Angeles CA)
Flying Ipis (Manila PHILIPPINES)
Foex (Santiago CHILE)
Formation (London UK-ENGLAND)
Fotogramas (Valparaíso CHILE)
Frances (Newbury UK-ENGLAND)
Franky Flowers (Los Angeles CA)
Eleanor Friedberger (New York NY)
Robbie Fulks (Chicago IL)
Fuse ODG (London UK-ENGLAND)
Janice Gaines (Nashville TN)
Destra Garcia (Port of Spain TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO)
The Garden (Orange County CA)
Kevin Garrett (Brooklyn NY)
Kevin Gates (New Orleans LA)
GGOOLLDD (Milwaukee WI)
The Giving Tree Band (Yorkville IL)
Margaret Glaspy (New York NY)
Samantha Glass (Madison WI)
Jody Glenham (Vancouver CANADA)
Great American Canyon Band (Baltimore MD)
Gregory Pepper and His Problems (Guelph CANADA)
Matt Gresham (Fremantle WA)
Diaz Grimm (Cambridge NEW ZEALAND)
GRRL (Durham NC)
Guten Birds (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
GYMSHORTS (Providence RI)
Cas Haley (Paris TX)
Harts (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Ronnie Heart (Fort Worth TX)
Heaters (Grand Rapids MI)
Zyna Hel (Hexham UK-ENGLAND)
HEO (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Hey Marseilles (Seattle WA)
The High Strung (Detroit MI)
Holy Esque (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
Holy Nothing (Porto PORTUGAL)
Honduras (Brooklyn NY)
Horse Thief (Oklahoma City OK)
House Of KENZO (San Antonio TX)
Hundred Visions (Austin TX)
Hunny (Los Angeles CA)
IAN (Boston MA)
Iglooghost (Bath UK-ENGLAND)
INHALT (San Francisco CA)
I See Stars (Detroit MI)
Julia Jacklin (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
The Jacques (Bristol UK-ENGLAND)
Jared & The Mill (Tempe AZ)
Mick Jenkins (Chicago IL)
Jesse Dangerously (Ottawa CANADA)
JLin (Gary IN)
Sean C. Johnson (Oklahoma City OK)
JONES (London UK-ENGLAND)
Newton Jones (Valdivia CHILE)
Tameca Jones (Austin TX)
Joseph (Portland OR)
Juiceboxxx (Milwaukee WI)
Jungles!!! from RED BACTERIA VACUUM (Tokyo JAPAN)
K-Drama (Cincinnati OH)
K.O (Soweto SOUTH AFRICA)
Kapitol (Santiago CHILE)
Keeper (Austin TX)
Mikal kHill (Charlotte NC)
The Killing Floor (Nashville TN)
Kill J (Copenhagen DENMARK)
Shelley King (Austin TX)
Kitten (Los Angeles CA)
KLOE (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
Knifight (Austin TX)
KOHH (Tokyo JAPAN)
Kosha Dillz (Los Angeles CA)
Prateek Kuhad (New Delhi INDIA)
Dex Kwasi (Accra GHANA)
Kydd Jones (Austin TX)
Kytes (Munich GERMANY)
Laguna Pai (Miraflores PERU)
Lance Neptune (Glenarden MD)
Lapsley (Southport UK-ENGLAND)
LaToria (Dallas TX)
Ciaran Lavery (Lurgan UK-N. IRELAND)
Linda Gail Lewis (Austin TX)
Vel Lewis (Houston TX)
LEX (Los Angeles CA)
Lily & Madeleine (Indianapolis IN)
Lionlimb (Nashville TN)
Lissie (Rock Island IL)
Little Simz (London UK-ENGLAND)
Living (Bergen NORWAY)
Lng/SHT (Cancún MEXICO)
Los Nastys (Madrid SPAIN)
Los Profetas/The Prophets (Port St Lucie FL)
Los Skarnales (Houston TX)
Royce Lovett (Tallahassee FL)
Low Cut Connie (Philadelphia PA)
Luca Lush (New York NY)
Lydia Loveless (Columbus OH)
Loretta Lynn (Hurricane Mills TN)
Maco Mattox (OG Maco) (Atlanta GA)
Magic Giant (Los Angeles CA)
Mail the Horse (Brooklyn NY)
Jai Malano (Austin TX)
Mass Gothic (New York NY)
Declan McKenna (Hertfordshire UK-ENGLAND)
Curtis McMurtry (Austin TX)
Mega Ran (Phoenix AZ)
Micca (Mexico City MEXICO)
Mike REAL (St. Louis MO)
Milk & Bone (Montreal CANADA)
Tor Miller (Brooklyn NY)
Mind Spiders (Fort Worth TX)
Mirror Travel (Taos NM)
Grace Mitchell (Portland OR)
Mitski (Brooklyn NY)
MLKMN (Los Angeles CA)
Molybden (Marfa TX)
Monk Parker (Austin TX)
Montana of 300 (Chicago IL)
The Moonlandingz (London UK-ENGLAND)
Ian Moore & The Lossy Coils (Seattle WA)
T. Hardy Morris (Athens GA)
Motel Raphaël (Montreal CANADA)
The Moth & The Flame (Provo UT)
Mother Falcon (Austin TX)
Moustache Prawn (Fasano ITALY)
Mr. Del (Memphis TN)
Mrs. Magician (San Diego CA)
Mt. Wolf (London UK-ENGLAND)
Mumdance (London UK-ENGLAND)
Mungo's Hi Fi (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
Music Band (Nashville TN)
My Bubba (Copenhagan DENMARK)
My Education (Austin TX)
My Gold Mask (Chicago IL)
My Jerusalem (Austin TX)
Nai Harvest (Sheffield UK-ENGLAND)
Nancy Pants (Montreal CANADA)
Natisú (Santiago CHILE)
Neon Bunny (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Barbara Nesbitt (Austin TX)
Nightmare Air (Los Angeles CA)
No Parents (Los Angeles CA)
Noura Mint Seymali (Nouakchott MAURITANIA)
Cian Nugent (Dublin IRELAND)
o13 (Brooklyn NY)
The Octopus Project (Austin TX)
Oh Whitney (Austin TX)
Oques Grasses (Barcelona SPAIN)
Otis The Destroyer (Austin TX)
Palm (Philadelphia PA)
Panaquonpe (Tokyo JAPAN)
Roo Panes (Wimbourne UK-ENGLAND)
Paper Lions (Charlottetown CANADA)
PARTYBABY (Los Angeles CA)
Pastel Ghost (Brooklyn NY)
Paul Bergmann (Los Angeles CA)
PAUW (Haaksbergen NETHERLANDS)
Penny and Sparrow (Florence AL)
The People The Poet (Pontypridd UK-WALES)
Perro (Murcia SPAIN)
Perrosky (Santiago CHILE)
Sarah Pierce (Austin TX)
Pill (Brooklyn NY)
Pillar Point (Seattle WA)
Julio Piña (Valparaíso CHILE)
Pinact (Glasgow UK-Scotland)
Sara ∏ (Barcelona SPAIN)
PMS and The Mood Swings (New York NY)
Poliça (Minneapolis MN)
Pouya (Miami FL)
((PRESSURES)) (New Orleans LA)
Pretty City (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Printz Board & The Boardmemberz (Los Angeles CA)
Proof (Austin TX)
Protomartyr (Detroit MI)
Public Access TV (New York NY)
Pujol (Nashville TN)
PURPLE (Beaumont TX)
Qais Essar (Phoenix AZ)
Qarabagh Ensemble (Baku AZERBAIJAN)
Qrion (Sapporo JAPAN)
QUALIATIK (Philadelphia PA)
Queen Suitcase (Taipei TAIWAN)
Quiet Company (Austin TX)
Quiet Kids (McAllen TX)
Rabbit Wilde (Bellingham WA)
Rabit (Houston TX)
Radioactivity (Denton TX)
Raglans (Dublin IRELAND)
Ra Ra Riot (New York NY)
REATMO (Tokyo JAPAN)
Regrettes (Los Angeles CA)
Rei (Tokyo JAPAN)
Residual Kid (Austin TX)
Glenn Rexach Group (Austin TX)
Rich The Kid (Atlanta GA)
Ritualz (Mexico City MEXICO)
River Whyless (Asheville NC)
Rizzoo Rizzoo (Houston TX)
Robot Koch (Berlin GERMANY)
The Rocketboys (Austin TX)
Rome Fortune (Atlanta GA)
Rooney (Los Angeles CA)
Benj Rose (Cologne GERMANY)
Whitney Rose (Toronto CANADA)
Rozes (Philadelphia PA)
Ruby The Rabbitfoot (St Simons Island GA)
ruído/mm (Curitiba BRAZIL)
Run River North (San Fernando Valley CA)
Rytmeklubben (Oslo NORWAY)
Sada K. (Kansas City MO)
Sad Lovers & Giants (Watford UK-ENGLAND)
Saint Pé (Nashville TN)
The San Juan Project (Guadalajara MEXICO)
SassyBlack (Seattle WA)
Savak (Brooklyn NY)
Janne Schra (Amsterdam NETHERLANDS)
Al Scorch (Chicago IL)
Scotty ATL (Atlanta GA)
Caleb Sean (Dallas TX)
Aztek 732 (Mexico City MEXICO)
Seratones (Shreveport LA)
Shakka (London UK-ENGLAND)
Hunter Sharpe (Austin TX)
Cosmo Sheldrake (London UK-ENGLAND)
Sick/Sea (McAllen TX)
The Sloths (Hollywood CA)
The Slow Show (Manchester UK-ENGLAND)
Small Houses (Philadelphia PA)
Snarky Puppy (Denton TX)
Snootie Wild (Memphis TN)
Somadrone (Dublin IRELAND)
Sonic Avenues (Montreal CANADA)
Sound of Ceres (Fort Collins CO)
Spiral Vortex (Santiago CHILE)
Spookyland (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
Stardeath and White Dwarfs (Oklahoma City OK)
Still Corners (London UK-ENGLAND)
Still Parade (Berlin GERMANY)
Chadwick Stokes (Boston MA)
Stonebwoy (Accra GHANA)
Stonefield (Macedon Ranges AUSTRALIA)
Stööki Sound (London UK-ENGLAND)
Stormzy (London UK-ENGLAND)
Strangers You Know (Los Angeles CA)
Suicide Boys (New Orleans LA)
Summer Wars (Raleigh NC)
Eliot Sumner (London UK-ENGLAND)
Sun Club (Baltimore MD)
James Supercave (Los Angeles CA)
Supersuckers (Seattle WA)
Supraman (Austin TX)
Surf Gvng (Miami FL)
SWIMM (Los Angeles CA)
Sykes (London UK-ENGLAND)
Taja (New York CA)
Taso (Bay Area CA)
Lawrence Taylor (London UK-ENGLAND)
Telegram (London UK-ENGLAND)
Tele Novella (Austin TX)
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down (San Francisco CA)
Think No Think (Austin TX)
Tigertown (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
The Tontons (Houston TX)
Total Unicorn (Austin TX)
Transviolet (Los Angeles CA)
Trash (Taipei TAIWAN)
Tres Bourbonnais (Austin TX)
The Trews (Antigonish CANADA)
Gavin Turek (Los Angeles CA)
Turnover (Virginia Beach VA)
Ume (Austin TX)
Uncle Lucius (Austin TX)
UNiiQU3 (Newark NJ)
Vallis Alps (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
Matthew Logan Vasquez (Austin TX)
Velvet Caravan (Savannah GA)
Victorious (Austin TX)
Violet Skies (Chepstow UK-WALES)
The Virginmarys (Macclesfield UK-ENGLAND)
Redd Volkaert (Austin TX)
Hubert von Goisern (Salzburg AUSTRIA)
Patricia Vonne (Austin TX)
Luke Wade (Fort Worth TX)
WALL (New York NY)
The Wans (Nashville TN)
Warehouse (Atlanta GA)
The Warning (Monterrey MEXICO)
Shawn Wasabi (Salinas CA)
Waxahatchee (Philadelphia PA)
The Weather Station (Toronto CANADA)
Wentru (Antofagasta CHILE)
Western Star (Baltimore MD)
We Were Lovers (Saskatoon CANADA)
White Denim (Austin TX)
White Reaper (Louisville KY)
Whitney (Chicago IL)
Wild Child (Austin TX)
The Wild Feathers (Nashville TN)
Jess Williamson (Austin TX)
Wintersleep (Halifax CANADA)
Sofie Winterson (Amsterdam NETHERLANDS)
Emily Wolfe (Austin TX)
WYM (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
XIXA (Tucson AZ)
Yak (London UK-ENGLAND)
ChihiroYamazaki+ROUTE14band (Kawasaki JAPAN)
The Yawpers (Denver CO)
Ynfynyt Scroll (New York NY)
Younghusband (London UK-ENGLAND)
Young M.A (Brooklyn NY)
Vanessa Zamora (Tijuana MEXICO)
Zavala (Chicago IL)
Juan Zelada (Madrid SPAIN)
The Zolas (Vancouver CANADA)
Zookeeper (Austin TX)

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Photo credits (clockwise from left):
Loretta Lynn photo by David McClister
The Moonlandingz photo courtesy of the artist
Jones photo courtesy of the artist
Mass Gothic photo by Addison Post
East of My Youth photo María Guðrún Rúnarsdóttir