Sounds like a new year
SXSW 2024 starts sound check with first released round of music showcases
Look into our eyes — we know ACL Fest isn't even over, but SXSW is coming. You've got this. Take a deep breath.
Austin's biggest festival, South by Southwest (SXSW) is looming in the distance, creeping ever closer with its crushing slate of showcases that, as intimidating as they are, inspire Austinites for the whole rest of the year.
It makes sense that the hundreds of artists on the lineup would need to be rolled out slowly, so information is already starting to trickle in about the 2024 offerings, which will take place from March 11-16.
The amorphous programming at SXSW takes form mostly as panels and speakers for the conference, showcases for the music festival, and screenings for the film and TV festival. There are also comedy sets, interactive spaces to wander, and an untrackable sea of unofficial shows, parties, and more.
This week, the big announcement was the first round of showcasing artists for the music festival: basically the first official concerts on the lineup.
The announcement comprises 150 artists, including 10 Austin artists:
- Dylan Gossett
- El Combo Oscuro
- Half Dream
- Joe King Carrasco
- Little Mazarn
- Lord Friday The 13th
- Mama Duke
- Middle Sattre
- West Texas Exiles
The release calls out a host of other bands and solo artists, seemingly chosen for uniqueness and popularity: c*mgirl8, Dry Cleaning, Viji, Rawayana, waterbaby, Hinds, Giovannie & The Hired Guns, and BALTHVS.
Also included are some of the presenters, which curate the showcases. One, Jazz re:freshed, made it onto our list of our favorite SXSW events last year, so it is a good idea to watch that space again.
The full list of showcasing artists announced in the first round is available at sxsw.com.