SXSW unveils full artist lineup, artist conventions

Every March the global music community descends on the South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival (SXSW) in Austin, Texas for six days and nights of music discovery, networking and the opportunity to share ideas. To help with this endeavor, SXSW is pleased to release the full list of over 2,100 artists scheduled to perform at the 30th edition of the SXSW Music Festival taking place Tuesday, March 15th through Sunday, March 20th. In addition, many notable artists will be participating in the SXSW Music Conference.

The Music Conference lineup is stacked with huge names and stellar latebreak announcements. Catch conversations with Talib Kweli, NOFX, T-Pain and Sway, Kelly Rowland, Mark Mothersbaugh, Richie Hawtin, John Doe & Mike Watt, Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, and more. All-star panels include Hired Guns: World’s Greatest Backing Musicians (with Phil X, Ray Parker, Jr., Kenny Aronoff, and more), Smart Studios (with Butch Vig & Steve Marker), I Wrote That Song (stories and songs from Mac McCaughan, Matthew Caws, Dan Wilson, and more) and Organized Noize: Tales From the ATL.

The 2016 Music Preview: the Independent Bloggers Guide to SXSW highlights 100 bands that should be seen live and in person at the SXSW Music Festival.

The entire list of artists can be viewed at the SXSW website.

Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites. Email: