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Second Wave of 2020 Showcasing Artists Announced

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.

Second Round of Artists List

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2020 SXSW Showcasing Artists

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1$T (Atlanta GA)
The Accidentals (Traverse City MI)
Ada Lea (Montreal CANADA)
Ailbhe Reddy (Dublin IRELAND)
Akeju (New York NY)
Alexander Biggs (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Alex Somers (Los Angeles CA)
Algiers (Atlanta GA)
Alice Skye (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Alina Pash (Kyiv UKRAINE)
All My Friends Hate Me (Los Angeles CA)
American Werewolf Academy (Dallas TX)
Anatole (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
Anna Burch (Detroit MI)
Anna Fox (Brooklyn NY)
Antonio Lizana (San Fernando SPAIN)
Arlo Parks (London UK-ENGLAND)
Arp Frique & Erik “Keysie” Ritfeld (Amsterdam NETHERLANDS)
A. Swayze & The Ghosts (Hobart AUSTRALIA)
Atash (Austin TX)
Automatic (Los Angeles CA)
Babeheaven (London UK-ENGLAND)
Bandits on the Run (New York NY)
Basia Bulat (Montreal CANADA)
BATTS (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Being Dead (Austin TX)
Benny Afroe (Middelburg SOUTH AFRICA)
Big Mountain County (Rome ITALY)
BILS (Ikeja NIGERIA)
Biznaga (Madrid SPAIN)
Blacks’ Myths (Washington DC)
Bleaker (Huntsville AL)
Bobby Oroza (Helsinki FINLAND)
Bodywash (Montreal CANADA)
Boy Scouts (Oakland CA)
The Brother Brothers (Brooklyn NY)
Brother Dege (Lafayette LA)
Byrke Lou (Berlin GERMANY)
Cable Ties (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Catholic Action (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
China Bears (London UK-ENGLAND)
CIFIKA (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Citrico (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)
Communicant (Pasadena CA)
Control Top (Philadelphia PA)
Costa de Ámbar (Guadalajara MEXICO)
CULTTASTIC (Houston TX)
Darkbird (Austin TX)
David Ramirez (Austin TX)
deca joins (Taipei TAIWAN)
Dehd (Chicago IL)
Desierto Drive (Monterrey MEXICO)
Devon Gilfillian (Nashville TN)
Die Heiterkeit (Berlin GERMANY)
Disq (Madison WI)
Dog In The Snow (Brighton UK-ENGLAND)
Dom Flemons (Washington DC)
Dos Monos (Tokyo JAPAN)
Dromedarios Mágicos (Mexico City MEXICO)
Dylan Fuentes (Barranquilla COLOMBIA)
Elis Paprika & The Black Pilgrims (Guadalajara MEXICO)
Ellen Krauss (Stockholm SWEDEN)
Enrique Campos (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)
The F16s (Chennai INDIA)
FAIRE (Paris FRANCE)
Fenne Lily (Bristol UK-ENGLAND)
FLAVIA (Los Angeles CA)
Fragile Rock (Austin TX)
Fran (Chicago IL)
Frances Quinlan (Philadelphia PA)
Georgel (Monterrey MEXICO)
Girl Friday (Los Angeles CA)
Grivo (Austin TX)
GRLwood (Louisville KY)
Gross Net (Belfast UK-N. IRELAND)
Hamzaa (London UK-ENGLAND)
Hannah Williams & The Affirmations (Bristol UK-ENGLAND)
Haru Nemuri (Yokohama JAPAN)
Hayden Pedigo (Amarillo TX)
Hera (Reykjavik ICELAND)
Huck (Brooklyn NY)
Iguana Death Cult (Rotterdam NETHERLANDS)
Italia 90 (London UK-ENGLAND)
Jamie-Lee Dimes (Gold Coast AUSTRALIA)
Jeff Lofton (Austin TX)
Jim and Sam (Santa Monica CA)
Jinmi Abduls (Lagos NIGERIA)
Joël (Toronto CANADA)
Jucee Froot (Memphis TN)
Katie Pruitt (Nashville TN)
Kelsey Waldon (Nashville KY)
KennyHoopla (Oshkosh WI)
The Kernal (Jackson TN)
King Nun (London UK-ENGLAND)
Kota Banks (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
KYUSONEKOKAMI (Nishinomiya JAPAN)
La Banda del Bisonte (Medellín COLOMBIA)
La Fragua Band (Medellín COLOMBIA)
Lambert (Berlin GERMANY)
Launder (Los Angeles CA)
Leah Senior (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires (Birmingham AL)
Liah Alonso (New York NY)
LIFE (Hull UK-ENGLAND)
Limboski (Warsaw POLAND)
Liz Lawrence (Stratford Upon Avon UK-ENGLAND)
Lorelle Meets The Obsolete (Ensenada MEXICO)
Los Bitchos (London UK-ENGLAND)
Luke De-Sciscio (Bath UK-ENGLAND)
Luke Howard (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Lunar Vacation (Atlanta GA)
Madame Gandhi (Los Angeles CA)
Madison McFerrin (Brooklyn NY)
Margarita Siempre Viva (Medellín COLOMBIA)
Marlon Craft (New York NY)
Marsicans (Leeds UK-ENGLAND)
Massar Egbari (Alexandria EGYPT)
Mauricio Sanchez (Monterrey MEXICO)
menwhopause (New Delhi INDIA)
MEZERG (Bordeaux FRANCE)
Milly (Los Angeles CA)
Miro Shot (London UK-ENGLAND)
Moaning (Los Angeles CA)
Momma (Los Angeles CA)
Monophonicos (Barranquilla COLOMBIA)
Monophonics (Marin CA)
Montañera (Bogotá COLOMBIA)
MORIS BLAK (Boston MA)
Moving Panoramas (Austin TX)
Mpho Sebina (Nko Ya Phiri BOTSWANA)
Mr.Kitty (Austin TX)
musclecars (Brooklyn NY)
My Education (Austin TX)
Nasty Cherry (Los Angeles CA)
Negrø (Morelia MEXICO)
NINEONE# (Xi’an CHINA)
Niño Árbol (Tepic MEXICO)
Nyashinski (Nairobi KENYA)
Orquesta Canela (Cali COLOMBIA)
Otoboke Beaver (Kyoto JAPAN)
Parisalexa (Seattle WA)
Parliamo (Perth UK-SCOTLAND)
PASTEL GHOST (Austin TX)
Pat Dam Smyth (Belfast UK-N. IRELAND)
Patiño (Mexico City MEXICO)
P.E. (Brooklyn NY)
The Pinholes (Singapore SINGAPORE)
Pleasure Venom (Austin TX)
PNTHN (San Marcos TX)
Pom Pom Squad (Brookyln NY)
Quivers (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Raye Zaragoza (Los Angeles CA)
Reality Club (Jakarta INDONESIA)
Remi Wolf (Palo Alto CA)
Rosie Lowe (London UK-ENGLAND)
Russian Baths (Brooklyn NY)
Salma Sky (Lusaka ZAMBIA)
Santaferia (Santiago CHILE)
Sarah Mary Chadwick (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Saya (Toronto CANADA)
School of X (Copenhagen DENMARK)
S.G. Goodman (Murray KY)
Shards (London UK-ENGLAND)
Shay Lia (Montréal CANADA)
The Sherlocks (Bolton On Dearne UK-ENGLAND)
ShitKid (Stockholm SWEDEN)
Sierra León (Tepic MEXICO)
Skylar Gudasz (Durham NC)
Sloppy Jane (Brooklyn NY)
Slow Pulp (Madison WI)
Sofia Bolt (Los Angeles CA)
Sofia Campos (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)
Softer Still (Shepperton UK-ENGLAND)
Sophia Shen (Zhangzhou CHINA)
Sophie Hutchings (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
Sorry (London UK-ENGLAND)
Sounds of Siberia (Yakutsk RUSSIA)
Sour Widows (Oakland CA)
Squirrel Flower (Boston MA)
Steam Down (London UK-ENGLAND)
Stuyedeyed (Brooklyn NY)
Suburban Living (Philadelphia PA)
Suenatron (San Jose CA)
Sui Zhen (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Superfónicos (Austin TX)
Swim Deep (Birmingham UK-ENGLAND)
TENGGER (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Tim Burgess (Dereham UK-ENGLAND)
TÖME (Toronto CANADA)
TRI4TH (Shibuya JAPAN)
Tristen (Nashville TN)
Una Canción Bonita (Tuxtla Gutiérrez MEXICO)
Vera Sola (Los Angeles CA)
Victoria Canal (Madrid SPAIN)
Vistas (Edinburgh UK-SCOTLAND)
Walshy Fire (Miami FL)
Walt Disco (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
The Wants (Brooklyn NY)
Washer (Brooklyn NY)
Weeping Icon (Brooklyn NY)
Whitney Rose (Austin TX)
William Harries Graham (Austin TX)
Wire (Brighton UK-ENGLAND)
The Wood Burning Savages (Derry UK-N. IRELAND)
World Music Unleashed (Austin TX)
Wyre (Nairobi KENYA)
Zatélithe (Medellín COLOMBIA)
Zenith (Ciudad Juárez MEXICO)

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