The Lemon Twigs, Sunflower Bean, The Zombies and More Join the 2023 SXSW Music Festival

It's the perfect time of year to curl up next to a cozy fire, play good tunes, and hyper-fixate on your new favorite band until March. We'll make it easy for you to build your must-see list with our second round of Showcasing Artists set to perform at the 2023 SXSW Music Festival in Austin, TX from March 13-18.

Dive into today's announcement of over 300 Showcasing Artists from around the world, ranging from up-and-comers to veterans.

Joining the 2023 lineup, we have NYC rock trio Sunflower Bean, recently reformed Nashville punks be your own PET, and Colombia’s Paraísos with Bomba Estereo guitarist and producer Jose Costillo.

Iconic English rock group The Zombies return along with the Grulke Prize winning power pop sibling duo The Lemon Twigs. Plus, the first stateside shows from Hinds bassist Ade Martin’s guitar pop solo outing, Shanghai Baby as well as the debut of Painted Shield featuring Stone Gossard, Mason Jennings, Matt Chamberlain, Brittany Davis, and Jeff Fielder.

More artists taking the SX stage include Brazilian samba-funk singer songwriter Rogê; British classical pianist Tokio Myers; dramatic art-rock of Charlotte Kemp Muhl (The GOASTT)’s UNI and The Urchins; disco-embracing garage punks Warmduscher; and many, many more.

Prep for SXSW Music Fest Starts Now

SXSW remains one of the worlds greatest career launchpads for artists on the brink of greatness. And as music lovers ourselves, we know all too well the joys of discovering new music.

  • Register early for SXSW 2023
  • Follow and listen to the Official SXSW 2023 Playlist on Spotify and Apple Music
  • Explore the SXSW 2023 Showcasing Artists Music Videos playlist on YouTube
  • The SXSW Music team works tirelessly to ensure no matter what social situation you're in, you've totally heard of that obscure band and can quote their best lyrics if asked. So if you're looking for an edge when chatting with your hip co-workers, check out the newly-announced Music Festival Showcasing Artists below!

    2023 SXSW Showcasing Artists

    Everything subject to change.

    7ebra (Malmö SWEDEN)
    Abracadabra (Oakland CA)
    Adwaith (Carmarthen UK-WALES)
    Anastasia Coope (Cold Spring NY)
    Andrea Magee (Austin TX)
    Andrew Farriss (Barraba AUSTRALIA)
    Annie Blackman (Brooklyn NY)
    Annie Hamilton (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
    Aoife Nessa Frances (Dublin IRELAND)
    Ask Carol (Auma NORWAY)
    ÄTNA (Dresden GERMANY)
    Augustine (Stockholm SWEDEN)
    Ava Vegas (Berlin GERMANY)
    Aysanabee (Toronto CANADA)
    Balaklava Blues (Toronto CANADA)
    Begonia (Winnipeg CANADA)
    Bellah (London UK-ENGLAND)
    Bella White (Calgary CANADA)
    Bells Larsen (Montreal CANADA)
    be your own PET (Nashville TN)
    Big Cream (Bologna ITALY)
    Big Wy's Brass Band (Austin TX)
    Bilk (Essex UK-ENGLAND)
    Billy King & The Bad Bad Bad (Austin TX)
    Blxckie (Johannesburg SOUTH AFRICA)
    Bona Fide (Copenhagen DENMARK)
    Boy Golden (Winnipeg CANADA)
    Brad stank (Liverpool UK-ENGLAND)
    Brittany Davis (Maple Valley WA)
    Caleb De Casper (Austin TX)
    Camilla George (London UK-ENGLAND)
    The Carolyn (Atlanta GA)
    Carver Commodore (Florence AL)
    Casey Lowry (Chesterfield UK-ENGLAND)
    Catbite (Philadelphia PA)
    Cheekface (Los Angeles CA)
    Chickasaw Mudd Puppies (Athens GA)
    Child Seat (Los Angeles CA)
    Christopher Brown (Mamaroneck NY)
    Cimarron615 (Nashville TN)
    CIVIC (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
    Cloudland Canyon (Memphis TN)
    The Color Brown (Carolina PUERTO RICO)
    Constant Smiles (Ridgewood NY)
    The Courettes (Mariager DENMARK)
    cowboyy (Portsmouth UK-ENGLAND)
    Coyle Girelli (New York NY)
    DAIISTAR (Austin TX)
    Dana Gillespie (London UK-ENGLAND)
    Daniel Villarreal (Chicago IL)
    Death Valley Girls (Los Angeles CA)
    deca joins (Taipei TAIWAN)
    Decent Criminal (Santa Rosa CA)
    Del Castillo (Austin TX)
    Dhruv Sangari and The National Sufi Ensemble (Washington DC)
    Diatom Deli (Taos NM)
    Disco Doom (Zurich SWITZERLAND)
    Dream Wife (London UK-ENGLAND)
    El Combo Oscuro (Austin TX)
    Elephant Sessions (Inverness UK-SCOTLAND)
    English Teacher (Leeds UK-ENGLAND)
    Enjoyable Listens (Oxford UK-ENGLAND)
    Enumclaw (Tacoma WA)
    Estereomance (El Paso TX)
    Esther Rose (New Orleans LA)
    Evan Bartels (Tobias NE)
    Fake Fruit (Oakland CA)
    Fergus McCreadie (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
    Floodlights (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
    Foley (Auckland NEW ZEALAND)
    Font (Austin TX)
    Fonteyn (Salt Lake City UT)
    The Foreign Resort (Copenhagen DENMARK)
    Fotocrime (Louisville KY)
    Fraud Perry (Montreal CANADA)
    Frost Children (New York NY)
    Future Crib (Nashville TN)
    Garrett T. Capps & NASA Country (San Antonio TX)
    The Garrys (Saskatoon CANADA)
    Gay Meat (Wilmington NC)
    Georgia Lines (Auckland NEW ZEALAND)
    Geskle (Worcester MA)
    Girl Scout (Stockholm SWEDEN)
    Good Looks (Austin TX)
    GracieHorse (Los Angeles CA)
    Graham Reynolds (Austin TX)
    Graham Reynolds & The Golden Arm Trio (Austin TX)
    Gus Englehorn (Montreal CANADA)
    Hamish Hawk (Edinburgh UK-SCOTLAND)
    THE HARA (Manchester UK-ENGLAND)
    Heartworms (London UK-ENGLAND)
    HIEN (Budapest HUNGARY)
    Holly Montgomery (Falls Church VA)
    Housekeys (Fort Worth TX)
    Huntly (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
    The Hypochondriacs (Fredericton CANADA)
    Igor Grohotsky (Kyiv UKRAINE)
    Iona Zajac (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
    IOTA PHI (Athens GREECE)
    Ishmael Ensemble (Bristol UK-ENGLAND)
    IST IST (Manchester UK-ENGLAND)
    Jake Whiskin (Leeds UK-ENGLAND)
    JayWood (Winnipeg CANADA)
    Jaz Karis (London UK-ENGLAND)
    JER (Gainesville FL)
    Jessica Winter (London UK-ENGLAND)
    JM Stevens (Austin TX)
    Johnny Chops (Austin TX)
    Júlia Colom (Valldemossa SPAIN)
    Junk Drawer (Belfast UK-N. IRELAND)
    Kadeem Tyrell (London UK-ENGLAND)
    Kalpee (Lange Park TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO)
    Kalu & The Electric Joint (Austin TX)
    Kate Davis (Frederick MD)
    Katie Toupin (Lexington KY)
    Katy Rea (Brooklyn NY)
    Kid Bookie (London UK-ENGLAND)
    Kill Lincoln (Washington DC)
    Kindsight (Copenhagen DENMARK)
    KOKO (Pesaro ITALY)
    Koleżanka (Brooklyn NY)
    Larkins (Manchester UK-ENGLAND)
    Laszlo and the Hidden Strength (New York, NY)
    Lauren Ann (Newry UK-N. IRELAND)
    Laveda (Albany NY)
    The Lemon Twigs (Long Island NY)
    Lime Garden (Brighton UK-ENGLAND)
    LÓN (Reykjavík ICELAND)
    Lontalius (Auckland NEW ZEALAND)
    Lorelei K (Dallas TX)
    Low Island (Oxford UK-ENGLAND)
    Luna Luna (Dallas TX)
    Maestro Espada (Murcia SPAIN)
    Mandy, Indiana (Manchester UK-ENGLAND)
    Manwolves (Chicago IL)
    Marcus Joseph (Leicester UK-ENGLAND)
    Mariel Buckley (Calgary CANADA)
    Marshall Hood (Austin TX)
    Mary Scholz (Los Angeles CA)
    Mauvey (Vancouver CANADA)
    MEERNAA (Oakland CA)
    Mexico City Heartbreak (Los Angeles CA)
    Micah Edwards (Houston TX)
    Miranda and the Beat (Brooklyn NY)
    Mnelia (London UK-ENGLAND)
    Moon Panda (Copenhagen DENMARK)
    Moriah Bailey (Oklahoma City OK)
    Mustangs Of The West (Los Angeles CA)
    Mya Byrne (Oakland CA)
    Natalie Shay (London UK-ENGLAND)
    Night Tapes (London UK-ENGLAND)
    Noah And The Loners (London UK-ENGLAND)
    Normal Echo (Vancouver CANADA)
    Obongjayar (Calabar NIGERIA)
    Oracle Sisters (Paris FRANCE)
    OSEES (Los Angeles CA)
    otay:onii (Haining CHINA)
    Otis Wilkins (Austin TX)
    Painted Shield (Seattle WA)
    Paraísos (Barranquilla COLOMBIA)
    Party Dozen (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
    Patrick Holland (Montreal CANADA)
    Peach Luffe (Toronto CANADA)
    Pearl & the Oysters (Los Angeles CA)
    Pearl Earl (Los Angeles CA)
    PENDANT (Los Angeles CA)
    Personal Trainer (Amsterdam NETHERLANDS)
    Philine Sonny (Bochum GERMANY)
    Pink Nasty Meets El Cento (Austin TX)
    The Pink Stones (Athens GA)
    Plastic Picnic (Brooklyn NY)
    The Pleasure Majenta (Berlin GERMANY)
    Pleasure Venom (Austin TX)
    Poison Ruin (Philadelphia PA)
    Pol (Amsterdam NETHERLANDS)
    Poppy Jean Crawford (Los Angeles CA)
    popsiclestickairport (Gilbert AZ)
    Prim (Modena ITALY)
    Prima Queen (London UK-ENGLAND)
    Primo the Alien (Austin TX)
    Puppy Angst (Philadelphia PA)
    Queen Millz (Leicester UK-ENGLAND)
    Rae Fitzgerald (Columbia MO)
    Redolent (Edinburgh UK-SCOTLAND)
    Renée Reed (Lafayette LA)
    Rett Smith (Austin TX)
    Revenge Wife (Manchester NH)
    Rhinestone Pickup Truck (Asheville NC)
    Rinse & Repeat (Los Angeles CA)
    Roanoke (Nashville TN)
    Rob Cannillo (Florida NY)
    Rock Eupora (Nashvlle TN)
    Rogê (Rio De Janeiro BRAZIL)
    Roots From The Clay (Katy TX)
    Rose's Pawn Shop (Los Angeles CA)
    Rosier (Montreal CANADA)
    Ryan Pollie (Los Angeles CA)
    sadie (Brooklyn NY)
    SAFER (Brooklyn NY)
    Salarymen (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
    Schatzi (Austin TX)
    The Scratch (Dublin IRELAND)
    Shae Universe (Watford UK-ENGLAND)
    Shooks (Austin TX)
    Shutups (Oakland CA)
    Skye Wallace (Toronto CANADA)
    S.L. Houser (Austin TX)
    Snooper (Nashville TN)
    Snotty Nose Rez Kids (Kitimat CANADA)
    Sobs (Singapore SINGAPORE)
    Solar Eyes (Birmingham UK-ENGLAND)
    Sorcha Richardson (Dublin IRELAND)
    Sorry Mom (New York NY)
    South For Winter (Nashville TN)
    SpivOberta (Dobropillia UKRAINE)
    Spllit (Baton Rouge LA)
    S. Raekwon (New York NY)
    Stoneburner (Baltimore MD)
    Strawberry Guy (Liverpool UK-ENGLAND)
    Sunday Cruise (Chicago IL)
    Sunflower Bean (New York NY)
    Super Plage (Montréal CANADA)
    Sword II (Atlanta GA)
    Talia Goddess (Brooklyn NY)
    Tami Neilson (Auckland NEW ZEALAND)
    Tayls (Nashville TN)
    The Tender Things (Austin TX)
    Thala (Berlin GERMANY)
    Theodore (Athens GREECE)
    THICK (Brooklyn NY)
    Thin Lear (Waldwick NJ)
    Thor & Friends (Austin TX)
    The Tiarras (Austin TX)
    TITA (Guatemala City GUATEMALA)
    Tokio Myers (London UK-ENGLAND)
    Tribe Friday (Örebro SWEDEN)
    Trouble in The Streets (Austin TX)
    Truth Club (Raleigh NC)
    T. Thomason (Halifax CANADA)
    Tulliah (Mornington Peninsula AUSTRALIA)
    TVOD (Brooklyn NY)
    Ulysses Wells (Isle Of Wight UK-ENGLAND)
    UNI and The Urchins (New York NY)
    Vanille (Montreal CANADA)
    Venus Twins (Brooklyn NY)
    Viper Club (Phoenix AZ)
    Voka Gentle (Stroud UK-ENGLAND)
    VooCha (Melissa E. Logan / Chicks on Speed) w/ Gaisma & Yohanna Logan (Berlin GERMANY)
    Warmduscher (London UK-ENGLAND)
    The Waymores (Atlanta GA)
    We Are The Union (Los Angeles CA)
    The Wends (Turin ITALY)
    West Texas Exiles (Austin TX)
    Winona Forever (Vancouver CANADA)
    Woodes (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
    The XCERTS (Aberdeen UK-SCOTLAND)
    XENZU (Beijing CHINA)
    Yacko & Tuan Tigabelas (Jakarta INDONESIA)
    You Said Strange (Giverny FRANCE)
    Youth Sector (Brighton UK-ENGLAND)
    YU-KA (Tokyo JAPAN)
    The Zombies (St. Albans UK-ENGLAND)
    zzzahara (Los Angeles CA)

    Explore the Schedule

    Be sure to check out the first round of Showcasing Artists and then dive into the SXSW Schedule to build your own Favorites list of music performances and more events. Stay tuned for Music Festival announcements throughout the season!

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    Teaser Photo – Sunflower Bean – SXSW 2023 – Photo by Driely S.

    By Olivia Cruz