The second wave of Showcasing Artists for the SXSW 2020 Music Festival is here. We know you have all been patiently waiting so without further ado, we are thrilled to share an additional 210 artists from 36 countries joining this year’s lineup.
This round of Showcasing Artists includes legendary British post-punk band Wire, on the heels of their soon-to-be released 17th studio album Mind Hive; Riceboy Sleeps/Jónsi & Alex member and Sigur Rós collaborator Alex Somers; the Charli XCX-created band and subject of a new Netflix reality series Nasty Cherry (I’m With the Band: Nasty Cherry will debut this Friday); on-the-rise rappers Jucee Froot and Marlon Craft; the hazy Beach Boys-esque nostalgia of India’s The F16s; London jazz collective Steam Down; Los Angeles shoegaze project Launder; Tim Burgess, frontman for British pop-rock mainstays The Charlatans; jazz-infused Tokyo hip-hop trio Dos Monos; Hop Along singer Frances Quinlan; left-field Ukrainian pop singer Alina Pash; Mexican psych duo Lorelle Meets The Obsolete; Stone’s Throw Records’ L.A. post-punk trio Automatic; Zambian afropop and R&B queen Salma Sky; Major Lazer member and reggae/dancehall/afropop DJ, MC and producer Walshy Fire; Indonesian indie-pop band Reality Club; Colombian electronic dance floor meets retro-latin act Monophonicos; the heart-on-sleeve soulful pop of South London’s Arlo Parks; blissed out dream pop of Bodywash; and a victory lap from chaotic Japanese noise punks and SXSW crowd favorites Otoboke Beaver.
That’s not all.
You can expect showcases presented by some of our longtime partners, including Rolling Loud, Bella Union Records, Digiwaxx Africa, Damnably, Felte, Part Time Punks, Music From Ireland, Levitation, FOCUS Wales, Burgermania, Sounds from Colombia, Bloodshot Records, Saddle Creek, Polyvinyl Records, Double Double Whammy, Sounds from Spain, Traffic Music, Riot Act Media, Jazz Re:freshed, Golden Hornet, and Taiwan Beats in addition to a stack of equally exciting new ones including Mercury Kx, Decca Publishing and Artoffact Records. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Yesterday we announced an outstanding list of 2020 SXSW Conference speakers featuring Pink Floyd’s founding member Roger Waters as a Music Keynote as well as more Featured Speakers including artist and activist Madame Gandhi; Communion Music Co-founder and Multi-Grammy Award winner Ben Lovett of Mumford & Sons; rapper and Power executive producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson; and more.
While you’re discovering the rest of this year’s speakers, check out the primary place for music industry discussion with sessions within our two music tracks: Creating & Monetizing Music and Future of Music. Explore the full list of programing on the SXSW 2020 Schedule and stay in touch for more announcements coming soon.
Ready to dive in?
We encourage you to take advantage of these resources as you explore 2020 SXSW Showcasing Artists:
- Follow and listen to our Official SXSW 2020 Playlist on Spotify and Apple Music
- Tune into our On the SX Stereo playlist highlighting our favorite artists each week
- Watch the SXSW 2020 Showcasing Artists Music Videos playlist on YouTube
- Explore the full Showcasing Artist lineup on the SXSW Schedule and favorite the artists you are interested in seeing at SXSW 2020
- Listen to our Mixcloud Show highlighting artists from today’s announcement
Get to know today’s newly announced artists by exploring a few genre highlights below. Dive into the full list of the second round of artists and add favorites to your SXSW Schedule.
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