Moonchild Sanelly – SXSW 2022 – Photo by Stephen Kierniesky

Moonchild Sanelly – SXSW 2022 – Photo by Stephen Kierniesky

Music Festival

March 13-18, 2023

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.

Applications Open: June 28–October 7, 2022.


About Music Festival

 

New, developing, and established Showcasing Artists enhance their careers by reaching new audiences and attendees at the SXSW Music Festival each year. 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.

Perform at SXSW 2023

Now through October 7, apply for the opportunity to perform at the SXSW Music Festival, taking place from March 13-18, 2023. As a Showcasing Artist, you’ll gain unparalleled access to an audience of industry professionals, international media, and new fans. Learn about important deadlines, eligibility, and more on the Showcasing Artist Applications page.

2022 Highlights

While you await 2023, check out Photo Gallery highlights and listen to official playlists. Dive into video recaps on our YouTube Channel including showcases, Conference sessions, and more.

See You at SXSW 2023

Join us for SXSW 2023 from March 10-19. Stay tuned for more event information and announcements throughout the season. Subscribe to Event Updates and the Music Community Newsletter to stay in the SX know.

Paris Jackson at Scoot Inn – SXSW 2022 – Photo by Renee Dominguez

2022 Music Festival Photo Gallery


Explore moments from the SXSW 2022 Music Festival including performances by Mt. Joy, Beck, Perfume Genius, Balming Tiger, Nova Twins, Sunflower Bean, Moonchild Sanelly, and more.

Surfbort at Hotel Vegas – SXSW 2022 – Photo by Renee Dominguez

On the SX Stereo


Turn up the SX sound and tune into our playlist of staff picks from official Showcasing Artists.

Watch 2022 SXSW Music Festival Official Showcases

Take a look back through select showcases at SXSW 2022 and turn up the tunes.

Dive In

DIY Magazine - Music Fest

The annual madness of SXSW is still just as packed with bustling bands vying for victory.

DIY Magazine (UK)

Rolling Stone - Music Fest

Special, intimate performances with rising stars … access the magic that has defined SXSW.

Rolling Stone

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

SXSW Showcasing Artist Alumni Snapshot

 
Dolly Parton (2022)
Wet Leg (2022)
Shawn Mendes (2022)
Cymande (2022)
Beck (1994, 2022)
Sebastian Yatra (2022)
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, 2022)
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)
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)




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