Lido Pimienta – SXSW 2018 – Photo by Tico Mendoza

Lido Pimienta – SXSW 2018 – Photo by Tico Mendoza

Music Festival

March 14-20, 2022

The SXSW Music Festival brings together artists, industry professionals, and music lovers from around the world to make connections, elevate their careers, and celebrate the magic of live music – from legendary performers to the most exciting new talent.

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About Music Festival

 

Join us for the 2022 SXSW Music Festival from March 14-20 in Austin, Texas.

New, developing, and established Showcasing Artists enhance their careers by reaching new audiences and attendees. Showcases are curated by South By Southwest® in collaboration with record labels, booking agencies, management and PR firms, export offices, publishers, media outlets, lifestyle brands, festivals, and more.

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Showcasing Artist applications are now open. Apply to perform by the Early Deadline on August 26, 2021 to save. The Final Deadline is October 7, 2021.

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While you await 2022 announcements, explore alumni artists, dive into official playlists, and watch 2021 Online showcases.

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Registration opens in late summer – stay tuned for more information. Subscribe to SXSW Event Updates and the Music Community Newsletter to stay in the SX know throughout the season.

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Showcasing at South By Southwest® means performing in one of Austin’s famous live music venues for 30,000 industry reps, 3,000 media members, and thousands of fans and fellow musicians from all over the world.

Early Deadline: August 26, 2021
Regular Deadline: October 7, 2021

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The Pearl Harts at British Music Embassy – SXSW 2018 – Photo by Adam Kissik

The Pearl Harts at British Music Embassy – SXSW 2018 – Photo by Adam Kissik

Watch South By Southwest® Online 2021 Showcases

Revisit select performances from SXSW Online 2021 featuring artists performing in a variety of settings, including a Taoist temple in Taiwan, a cable car in Norway, a freeway overpass in Los Angeles, and more.

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On the SX Stereo Playlist

Tune into our On the SX Stereo playlist for a bite-sized selection of our favorite newly released songs by SXSW Showcasing Artists.

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Japanese Breakfast - photo by Jackie Lee Young

Official SXSW Online Playlist

Listen to artists from all over the globe and discover new favorites on our Official SXSW Online 2021 Playlist.

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Samantha Sanchez

SXSW Showcasing Artist Alumni

 
Billie Eilish (2017, 2018, 2019)
Megan Thee Stallion (2018, 2019)
Phoebe Bridgers (2017)
J Balvin (2019)
Dua Lipa (2016)
Depeche Mode (2013)
Kendrick Lamar (2011, 2013, 2014)
Lizzo (2014, 2016, 2017, 2019)
Charli XCX (2012, 2013, 2014, 2016)
SOPHIE (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
Sylvan Esso (2014, 2017, 2018)
J. Cole (2012, 2015)
Richie Hawtin (2011, 2013, 2016)
Cat Power (1996, 2003)
Garth Brooks (2017)
The National (2004, 2005)
The White Stripes (2001)
Big Thief (2016, 2017)
Post Malone (2015)
CHVRCHES (2013, 2016)
iKON (2019)
Max Richter (2018)
Wolf Alice (2014, 2015)
Rae Sremmurd (2015, 2016, 2018)
Bomba Estereo (2009, 2010, 2012, 2015)
Chelsea Wolfe (2012)
Loretta Lynn (2016)
Disclosure (2013)
Travis Scott (2014, 2015)
Carl Craig (2000)
Otoboke Beaver (2017, 2019)
Cardi B (2017)
Wiz Khalifa (2011, 2013, 2014)
Courtney Barnett (2015)
Perfume (2015)
Russ (2016)
SZA (2014)
Angel Olsen (2014, 2015, 2017)
Mr Eazi (2017, 2019)
Betty Who (2014, 2017, 2020)
Animal Collective (2006)
Primal Scream (2009)
Skrillex (2011, 2012, 2014)
The 1975 (2013, 2014)
Juanes (2012)
f(x) (2013)
Alabama Shakes (2012)
Mastodon (2002, 2003, 2007, 2017)
The Strokes (2001, 2011)
Queens of the Stone Age (1998, 1999, 2011)
Christine and the Queens (2015)
Anderson .Paak (2014, 2016)
Coldplay (2014)
Cafe Tacvba (2013)
Yo Gotti (2013, 2015)
50 Cent (2012, 2014)
Childish Gambino (2011, 2014)
Erykah Badu (1994, 2014, 2016)
Johnny Cash (1994)
Death Cab For Cutie (1999, 2003)
Bright Eyes (1999, 2000, 2011)
Peter Murphy (2009, 2011)
Tinariwen (2014)
Margo Price (2016)
Charles Bradley (2011, 2013, 2015, 2016)
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings (2006, 2007, 2010, 2013)
Khruangbin (2016, 2017)
Japanese Breakfast (2016, 2017, 2019)
Sonic Youth (1998)
Matthew Dear (2003, 2004, 2012, 2013)
Beastie Boys (2006)
The Zombies (2013, 2015)
Marina and the Diamonds (2015)
Little Simz (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
Tove Lo (2014, 2015)
Motörhead (2010)
Florence and the Machine (2008)
Tinashe (2014, 2017, 2018)
Shame (2017, 2018)
Idles (2017, 2018)
The Roots (2016, 2017)
Norah Jones (2002, 2012)
The Shins (2001, 2012)
Psychic TV (2011)
Lady Gaga (2014)
Lana Del Rey (2017)
The Avett Brothers (2009, 2016,2017)
Khalid (2018, 2019)
Kode9 (2015)
LCD Soundsystem (2005)
Kanye West (2011, 2014)
Amy Winehouse (2007)
Katy Perry (2007, 2008)
Songhoy Blues (2015)
A$AP Rocky (2012, 2014, 2019)
Mineral (1996, 1997)
Beck (1994)
Young Thug (2014, 2015)
Janelle Monae (2009)
Run The Jewels (2015)
Bicep (2013)
Lee “Scratch” Perry (2007)
New York Dolls (2005,2009)
Lil Wayne (2012, 2017)
Miguel (2018)
Jack Harlow (2017, 2018)
Lil Uzi Vert (2016, 2017)
Ice Cube (2008, 2013)
Jay-Z (2012, 2014)
Public Enemy (2007, 2013)
Mitski (2016)
Blood Orange (2012, 2016)
Mogwai (2001, 2006)
Jimmy Eat World (1997, 1998, 1999, 2017)
Mount Kimbie (2011, 2013)
Nathaniel Rateliff (2010, 2011, 2012, 2018, 2019)




SXSW, besides being one of the most amazing and diverse festivals in the world, was also key to Bomba’s career. The first time we played there we managed to get contacts such as signing with our former label in the US (Nacional) and booking for several European festivals. It’s awesome how Austin can be so musical and unite so many different genres during these days.

Simon
Bomba Estereo

The New York Times - Music Fest

Originally a scrappy showcase for new bands, South by Southwest — or “South By,” as it is widely known — has long since morphed into a vast mix of media, marketing and pop culture, where major brands intermingle with tech start-ups and independent musicians to mutually drum up buzz.

The New York Times

Nardwuar

SXSW has taught me so much about Music, Culture and even Technology! Every time I go, I learn something new! Plus, people come from all over the world, so this ain't your regular Festival ! Also getting a chance to meet attendees has been invaluable as they somehow down the line lead to more opportunities. But most of all SXSW is fun ! As music should be! Doot doola doot doo...

Nardwuar

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