- 20 Oct 22
The music festival returns in March 2023.
The first round of showcasing artists set to perform at the 2023 South By Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival in Austin, Texas (March 13-18) has been announced – including homegrown acts like Ailbhe Reddy, M(h)aol, milk., Silverbacks, Somebody's Child, Far Caspian, Lemonade Shoelace, modernlove, Robocobra Quartet, and Wynona Bleach.
They feature on a line-up of over 190 artists from around the world, with hundreds more yet to be announced. See the full list of confirmed acts here.
Going to @sxsw y’all 🤠 pic.twitter.com/OLgxwpkj8X
— Ailbhe Reddy (@ailbhereddy) October 20, 2022
“This first small reveal is just a taste of what you can expect at SXSW 2023," comments James Minor, VP of SXSW Music Festival. "You’ll find everything you’ve come to expect at SXSW from rising hip-hop stars, buzzy indie-rock acts, and Latin pop to the latest from the British underground jazz scene, all sitting nicely next to things you never thought could have existed - a beatboxing Japanese Zen Buddhist monk and a punk-embracing marimba group from Mexico, for example. We couldn’t be more excited to show these amazing artists to the world, and to experience them with you in March.”
Music from Ireland are among this year's showcase presenters, alongside Anniversary Group, Atomic Music Group, Athens in Austin, British Music Embassy, Don Giovanni Records, Fire Records, FOCUS Wales, Gorilla vs Bear, Jazz re:freshed Outernational, Pop Montreal, M for Montreal, New West Records, Space Agency, and Wide Days Scotland.
The SXSW Music Festival made its highly anticipated in-person return earlier this year, following the cancellation of the 2020 festival due to Covid-19, and an online edition in 2021.
Revisit our review of some of the Irish acts at SXSW 2022 here, and listen to the Official SXSW 2023 Playlist below: