160+ Showcasing Artists Including Rapsody, Knox Fortune, Porches, and Many More for SXSW 2018

With Thanksgiving around the corner, we’re kicking off the season of sharing in style. Today we are adding over 160 Showcasing Artists who will be performing at the SXSW Music Festival in March. In addition to this, we listed 200+ Showcasing Artists in October and recently announced 700+ Conference sessions with plenty of interesting Music Tracks programming to dig into on topics like Streaming Music Strategy, The Modern Reissue Boon, and China’s Music Industry to name a few. Stay tuned for more exciting SXSW Conference announcements very soon.

Showcasing Artists include 2017 Polaris Music Prizewinner for Canadian Album of the Year Lido Pimienta, Grammy-nominated Jamla/RocNation artist Rapsody, Polyvinyl act Hazel English, and Australia’s motown-revivalists The Teskey Brothers. Party-rocker Andrew W.K. will perform in anticipation of his first new album since 2010, indie pop band Now, Now will showcase on the back of two successful single releases in 2017, new Dead Oceans signing Shame will return to SXSW after a great showing at the 2017 festival, and many more.

Discover Showcasing Artists

Though we know you have been keeping up, we would be remiss not to share the resources we have curated to help you discover the artists that you definitely won’t want to miss:

SXSW 2018 Registration Info

As fun as it is to delve into the list of musical talent, it’s a lot more fun to catch live performances from the artists with the SXSW Community in March. Register for a Music Badge to get the most out of your SXSW experience.

Not only will you have access to hundreds of live performances, you’ll also gain access to:

  • Primary access to all Music and Convergence Tracks sessions at the SXSW Conference
  • Secondary access to Interactive and Film Tracks sessions at the SXSW Conference
  • Most Film Festival screenings and Comedy Festival events
  • SXSW Social for pre- and post-event networking
  • Most networking events and parties
  • The best available rates when you book your hotel through SXSW Housing & Travel

Newly Announced 2018 SXSW Showcasing Artists

Everything subject to change.

Acid Tongue (Seattle WA)
AHI (Brampton CANADA)
AKA (Johannesurg SOUTH AFRICA)
Ali aka Mind (Bogotá COLOMBIA)
Alice Ivy (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Andrew W.K. (New York NY)
Anemone (Montréal CANADA)
Anna Wise (Brooklyn NY)
Arin Ray (Cincinnati OH)
Barbara Nesbitt (Austin TX)
Bat Fangs (Washington DC)
BAUM (Los Angeles CA)
Beating Heart (London UK-ENGLAND)
Blackwulf with Special Guest Geof O’Keefe (Oakland CA)
The Blind Suns (Angers FRANCE)
Bodega (Brooklyn NY)
Bohemian Betyars (Miskolc HUNGARY)
Boy Harsher (Northhampton MA)
BOYTOY (Brooklyn NY)
Candace (Portland OR)
Catholic Action (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
Charles Fauna (Brooklyn NY)
Combo Chimbita (New York NY)
Curtis Roush (Austin TX)
Dead Horses (Milwaukee WI)
Didirri (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Doe (London UK-ENGLAND)
Don Trip (Memphis TN)
Dwagie (Tainan City TAIWAN)
The Dwarves (San Francisco CA)
The Elliotts (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Eureka California (Athens GA)
Faith Healer (Edmonton CANADA)
Faux Ferocious (Nashville TN)
Floating Room (Portland OR)
The Fontaines (Los Angeles CA)
Gordi (Canowindra AUSTRALIA)
Great Electric Quest (San Diego CA)
The Greeting Committee (Kansas City MO)
Guts Club (New Orleans LA)
Haley Heynderickx (Portland OR)
Hazel English (Oakland CA)
The Heart Collectors (Tyalgum AUSTRALIA)
HEX (Wellington NEW ZEALAND)
Holy Motors (Tallinn ESTONIA)
Hovvdy (Austin TX)
I am waiting for you last summer (Ryazan RUSSIA)
India Ramey (Nashville TN)
Joasihno (Munich GERMANY)
Joe Crepúsculo (Barcelona SPAIN)
José Biggs (Santiago CHILE)
Joshua Burnside (Belfast UK-N IRELAND)
Kemba (Bronx NY)
Kino Kimino (New York NY)
Knox Fortune (Chicago IL)
Kyle Avallone (New York NY)
Lachane (Austin TX)
Ume (Austin TX)
Leon Of Athens (Athens GREECE)
Leyya (Vienna AUSTRIA)
Lido Pimienta (Toronto CANADA)
Liza Anne (Nashville TN)
Liz Cooper and the Stampede (Nashville TN)
Lucy Spraggan (Manchester UK-ENGLAND)
The Magic Gang (Brighton UK-ENGLAND)
Makana (Honolulu HI)
Makeness (London UK-ENGLAND)
Mal Blum and The Blums (Brooklyn NY)
Mallrat (Brisbane AUSTRALIA)
Mantra (London UK-ENGLAND)
Mary Ocher (Berlin GERMANY)
Men I Trust (Montreal CANADA)
Miss Eaves (Brooklyn NY)
Moaning (Los Angeles CA)
Mokoomba (Victoria Falls ZIMBABWE)
Molly Burch (Austin TX)
Mothers (Athens GA)
Mozart La Para (Las Minas DOMINICAN REPUBLIC)
Nadia Rose (London UK-ENGLAND)
Nea Agostini (Saniago CHILE)
Nilüfer Yanya (London UK-ENGLAND)
Novella Inc (Santiago CHILE)
Now, Now (Minneapolis MN)
The Nude Party (Livingston Manor NY)
Núria Graham (Barcelona SPAIN)
Otzeki (London UK-ENGLAND)
Palm (Philadelphia PA)
Pardoner (San Francisco CA)
Pedro Menendez Fusion Ensemble (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)
Pommez Internacional (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)
PoeTeK (Taipei TAIWAN)
Porches (New York NY)
The Qualitons (Budapest HUNGARY)
Queen of Jeans (Philadelphia PA)
Quiet Slang (Philadelphia PA)
Rapsody (Snow Hill NC)
Rat Fancy (Los Angeles CA)
Rayland Baxter (Nashville TN)
Rocky Banks (Houston TX)
Ronnie Heart (Fort Worth TX)
Ruby Fatale 鹿比 ∞ 吠陀 (Taipei TAIWAN)
Ruby Haunt (Laguna Beach CA)
Sam Fender (Newcastle Upon Tyne UK-ENGLAND)
Sangpuy (Taitung TAIWAN)
Shame (London UK-ENGLAND)
Small Island Big Song (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Sonia Calico (Taipei TAIWAN)
Soviet (Los Angeles CA)
Spendtime Palace (Costa Mesa CA)
Starlito (Nashville TN)
Stone Wheels (Austin TX)
Sudan Archives (Los Angeles CA)
Tedy Andreas (Houston TX)
The Teskey Brothers (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Thandi Phoenix (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
Thunder Dreamer (Evansville IN)
Tino Drima (San Francisco CA)
Tori Forsyth (Congewai AUSTRALIA)
Uncle Meg (Brooklyn NY)
Vacations (Newcastle AUSTRALIA)
Van Ness Wu (Taipei TAIWAN)
Varsity (Chicago IL)
Vita and the Woolf (Philadelphia PA)
Vundabar (Boston MA)
Walker Lukens (Austin TX)
Wallows (Los Angeles CA)
Wesley Jensen and The Penny Arcade (Denton TX)
White Mystery (Chicago IL)
WILD (Los Angeles CA)
Wrongonyou (Rome ITALY)
Yahyel (Tokyo JAPAN)
YBN Nahmir (Birmingham AL)
Zara McFarlane (Dagenham UK-ENGLAND)
Zenizen (Brooklyn NY)

Explore 2018 Music Festival Lineup

Everything subject to change.

Photo credits, clockwise from top left:
Rapsody - Photo by Creative Silence
Porches - Photo by Jason Nocito
White Mystery - Photo by Diane Alexander White
Alex Napping - Photo by Helmut.Studio
Ruby Fatale 鹿比 ∞ 吠陀 - Photo courtesy of the Artist
Tedy Andreas - Photo courtesy of the Artist

(Teaser photo) Liza Anne – Photo by Tom McGeehan

By Hayden Bagot