10/22/2014 11:34 EDT | Updated 10/22/2014 12:59 EDT

SXSW 2015: South by Southwest Music Fest Announces First Round Of Performers

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AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 14: Cole Becker of Emily's Army performs at Yahoo's Brazos Hall during 2014 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival on March 14, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for SXSW)

The 2015 South by Southwest music festival is less than six months away so organizers are beginning their slow roll-out of artist announcements which will, eventually total over 2000 bands, singers, rappers and DJs.

The 29th SXSW takes place Tuesday, March 17 - Sunday, March 22, 2015 in Austin, Texas.Though the keynote speak has yet to be revealed, recent keynotes have come courtesy of Lady Gaga, Neil Young and Dave Grohl. Announced panels will cover topics ranging from "Viva Album Art!" and "Ladies First: How to be a Woman in Rap Journalism" to "Getting Royalties from Streaming Music Services."

The announced acts range from buzzy Canadians Alvvays, Tanya Tagaq and Whitehorse to UK electro-pop star Jessie Ware, Scottish shoegazers The Twilight Sad and 90s refugee Scott Weiland with his new band the Wildabouts.

Full list after slideshow of last year's SXSW festivities

Photo gallery SXSW 2014 Music, Film and Interactive Festival See Gallery

Agoraphobia (Boiro SPAIN)

Agosto (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)

Alvvays (Toronto CANADA)

Angus & Julia Stone (Sydney AUSTRALIA)

Babes (New Orleans LA)

Baby In Vain (Copenhagen DENMARK)

Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires (Birmingham AL)

Ballet School (Berlin GERMANY)

Ball Park Music (Sydney AUSTRALIA)

The Barberettes (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)

Courtney Barnett (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)

James Bay (Hitchin UK-ENGLAND)

Be Forest (Pesaro ITALY)

Big Phony (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)

Bishop Nehru (New York NY)

Blacklist Royals (Nashville TN)

Black Milk (Detroit MI)

Black Taxi (New York NY)

Bloods (Newtown AUSTRALIA)

Bogan Via (Los Angeles CA)

Bomba Estéreo (Bogotá COLUMBIA)

Bonaparte (Berlin GERMANY)

The Boxing Lesson (Austin TX)

Brolin (Yorkshire UK-ENGLAND)

Butcher Brown (Richmond VA)

Buenaparte (Lecheria VENEZUELA)

The California Honeydrops (Oakland CA)

Ben Caplan (Halifax CANADA)

Carl Barat and The Jackals (London UK-ENGLAND)

Ceschi (New Haven CT)

Charlotte OC (Blackburn UK-ENGLAND)

Cheerleader (Philadelphia MN)

ChihiroYamazaki+ROUTE14band (Tokyo JAPAN)

The Church (Sydney AUSTRALIA)

Civil Twilight (Cape Town SOUTH AFRICA)

Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers (Phoenix AZ)

Coasts (Bristol UK-ENGLAND)

Crew54 (Killeen TX)

Dark Time Sunshine (Seattle WA)

Deers (Madrid SPAIN)

Dena (Berlin GERMANY)

Diwan Saz (Yodefat ISRAEL)

The Dodos (San Francisco CA)

Cettina Donato & Serena Brancale Group (Messina ITALY)

Dream Police (Brooklyn NY)

Dry the River (London UK-ENGLAND)

East Cameron Folkcore (Austin TX)

Eastern Sidekick (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)


El Conjunto Nueva Ola (Los Angeles CA)

El Freaky (Bogota COLUMBIA)

Él Mató A Un Policía Motorizado (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)

Fatherson (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)

Marcelo Fruet & os Cozinheiros (Porto Alegre BRAZIL)

Colin Gilmore (Austin TX)

GoldLink (Washington DC)

The Gooch Palms (Newcastle AUSTRALIA)

Jenn Grant (Halifax CANADA)

Haioka (Tokyo JAPAN)

Happyness (London UK-ENGLAND)

Haroon (Islamabad PAKISTAN)

Danny B. Harvey (Austin TX)

Mekaal Hasan Band (Lahore PAKISTAN)

Heat (Montreal CANADA)

Heaters (Grand Rapids MI)

Hey Marseilles (Seattle WA)

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (Brooklyn NY)

Ibeyi (Paris FRANCE)

The Inspector Cluzo (Mont De Marsan FRANCE)

Institute (Austin TX)

Jared & The Mill (Tempe AZ)

Jitterbug Vipers (Austin TX)

Alexz Johnson (New York NY)

JoyCut (Bologna ITALY)

Dustin Kensrue (Orange County CA)

Khumariyaan (Peshawar PAKISTAN)

Hanne Kolstø (Oslo NORWAY)

Krypol Haze (Austin TX)

Ben Kweller (Austin TX)

Kydd (Austin TX)

La Orquesta Vulgar (Mexico City MEXICO)

The Last Bison (Chesapeake VA)

Howie Lee (Beijing CHINA)

The Lonely Wild (Los Angeles CA)

Lost Midas (Los Angeles CA)

Demi Louise (Boronia AUSTRALIA)

Love Inks (Austin TX)

Low Cut Connie (Philadelphia PA)

Low Roar (Reykjavik ICELAND)

Luluc (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)

Lust for Youth (Copenhagen DENMARK)

Lydia (Phoenix AZ)

Mai Dhai (Thar Parker PAKISTAN)

Marching Church (Copenhagen DENMARK)

MC Lars (Oakland CA)

Mew (Copenhagen DENMARK)

Mini Mansions (Los Angeles CA)

Miss Chain & The Broken Heels (Thiene ITALY)

Modestep (London UK-ENGLAND)

Moon Duo (Portland OR)

Angelo Moore & The Brand New Step (San Francisco CA)

mothercoat (Fukaya JAPAN)

Mr.Kitty (Austin TX)

Nakia (Austin TX)

Jay Nash and Josh Day are the Contenders (Los Angeles CA)

Natural Child (Nashville TN)

Nightmare Air (Los Angeles CA)

No Brain (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)

Noveller (Austin TX)

Ocellot (Barcelona SPAIN)

The Octopus Project (Austin TX)

Panda Elliot (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)

The Parrots (Madrid SPAIN)

Pharmakon (New York NY)

Pommez Internacional (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)

Poor Rich Boy (Lahore PAKISTAN)

The Pop Group (London UK-ENGLAND)

Publicist UK (Longmont CO)

Quantic (New York NY)

Que (Atlanta GA)

Rangleklods (Copenhagen DENMARK)

Residual Kid (Austin TX)

Roddy (New Orleans LA)

Royal Teeth (New Orleans LA)

Sain Tanveer Brothers (Sialkot PAKISTAN)

Sertified (Austin TX)

Seven Davis Jr (Los Angeles CA)

Sexores (Barcelona SPAIN)

Silk Rodeo (Austin TX)

Charanjit Singh (Bombay INDIA)

Skinny Lister (London UK-ENGLAND)

Sleep ∞ Over (Austin TX)

Luisa Sobral (Lisbon PORTUGAL)

Songhoy Blues (Bamako MALI)

Sorne (Austin TX)

The Sour Notes (Austin TX)


The Stone Foxes (San Francisco CA)

Suboi (Saigon VIETNAM)

Suicideyear (Baton Rouge LA)

숨[su:m] (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)

Summer Heart (Malmo SWEDEN)

Sy Ari Da Kid (Atlanta GA)

Tanya Tagaq (Brandon CANADA)

Talking To Turtles (Leipzig GERMANY)

Talkshow (Bratislava SLOVAKIA)

The Big Pink (London UK-ENGLAND)

Thee Oh Sees (Los Angeles CA)

Jonathan Toubin (New York NY)

Tourmaline (Portland OR)

Transit (Calgary CANADA)

Hailey Tuck (London UK-ENGLAND)

Twerps (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)

The Twilight Sad (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)

Twin Peaks (Chicago IL)

Txarango (Barcelona SPAIN)

Ume (Austin TX)

Vaadat Charigim (Tel Aviv ISRAEL)

Vampillia (Nihon'odori JAPAN)

Vockah Redu (New Orleans LA)

Vuurwerk (Brussel BELGIUM)

Wand (Los Angeles CA)

Jessie Ware (London UK-ENGLAND)

Warm Soda (Austin TX)

Lewis Watson (Oxford UK-ENGLAND)

Weekend Money (New York NY)

Scott Weiland and The Wildabouts (Los Angeles CA)

Hank West & the Smokin Hots (Asheville NC)

Whitehorse (Toronto CANADA)

Jess Williamson (Austin TX)

Emily Wolfe (Austin TX)