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SXSW Announces Initial Lineup for 2016

Crystal Castles, Alex G, Yuck, and more will appear at the big Austin, Texas festival

SXSW has announced the initial round of acts for their 2016 festival, which goes down Tuesday, March 15 through Sunday, March 20, 2016 in Austin, Texas. This first run of artists includes Yuck, Alex G, Crystal Castles, Downtown Boys, Guerrilla Toss, Anamanaguchi, Beverly, and a whole host of other up-and-comers. More acts will be announced as we get closer to the festival, which it should be noted is still just about five months away. Check out the current slate of acts below.

SXSW 2016 initial lineup

3ballMty (Monterrey, MEXICO)
Abjects (London, UK-ENGLAND)
The Academic (Mullingar, IRELAND)
Barry Adamson (Brighton, UK-ENGLAND)
Adée (Kalmar, SWEDEN)
Alex G (Philadelphia, PA)
Alice on the roof (Brussels, BELGIUM)
Aloa Input (Munich, GERMANY)
Altimet & the Kawan Band (Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA)
Anamanaguchi (New York, NY)
And The Kids (Northampton, MA)
Angelo Moore & The Brand New Step (San Francisco, CA)
Astrid S (Berkak, NORWAY)
Autobahn (Leeds, UK-ENGLAND)
Avec Sans (London, UK-ENGLAND)
The Ballroom Thieves (Boston, MA)
The Band of Heathens (Austin, TX)
Bee’s Knees (Los Angeles, CA)
Better Person (Berlin, GERMANY)
Beverly (Brooklyn, NY)
Big Phony (Seoul, SOUTH KOREA)
Bird Dog (Los Angeles, CA)
Birdy Nam Nam (Paris, FRANCE)
Birthmark (Brooklyn, NY)
Black Asteroid (Brooklyn, NY)
Bombino (Agadez, NIGER)
Boulevards (Raleigh, NC)
Brass Bed (Lafayette, LA)
Bye Bye Badman (Seoul, SOUTH KOREA)
Laura Carbone (Mannheim, GERMANY)
Rosie Carney (Donegal, IRELAND)
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes (London, UK-ENGLAND)
Cash+David (London, UK-ENGLAND)
Caveman (New York, NY)
Ceasetone (Reykjavik, ICELAND)
Chambao (Málaga, SPAIN)
Chirkutt (Dhaka, BANGLADESH)
Cirkus Funk (Cali, COLOMBIA)
Cóndor Jet (Providencia, CHILE)
Consulado Popular (Bogotá, COLOMBIA)
The Crookes (Sheffield, UK-ENGLAND)
Crystal Castles (Toronto, CANADA)
Dash Rip Rock (Slidell, LA)
David Wax Museum (Charlottesville,VA)
Demob Happy (Brighton, UK-ENGLAND)
Élage Diouf (Montréal, CANADA)
Dirty Fences (Brooklyn, NY)
Dolce (Umeå, SWEDEN)
Downtown Boys (Providence, RI)
DRELLER (London, UK-ENGLAND)
Dubioza Kolektiv (Sarajevo, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA)
Eau Rouge (Stuttgart, GERMANY)
Emufucka (Tokyo, JAPAN)
Expert Alterations (Baltimore, MD)
Sarah Farina (Berlin, GERMANY)
Lena Fayre (Los Angeles, CA)
Fear of Men (Brighton, UK-ENGLAND)
Few Bits (Antwerp, BELGIUM)
Ian Fisher (Berlin, GERMANY)
The Foreign Resort (Copenhagen, DENMARK)
Andy Frasco & the U.N. (Los Angeles, CA)
A Giant Dog (Austin, TX)
Matt Gilmour’s Patient Wolf (Austin, TX)
Gold Class (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)
Jon Dee Graham (Austin, TX)
William Harries Graham & the Painted Redstarts (Austin, TX)
Guerilla Toss (New York, NY)
HÆLOS (London, UK-ENGLAND)
Haihm (Seoul, SOUTH KOREA)
Hanggai (Beijing, CHINA)
Har Mar Superstar (Minneapolis, MN)
Hinds (Madrid, SPAIN)
Howardian (New York, NY)
Hyperpotamus (Caranca, SPAIN)
Illionaire Records (Dok2 & The Quiett) (Seoul, SOUTH KOREA)
Silvana Imam (Stockholm, SWEDEN)
Imran Aziz Mian Qawwal (Rawalpindi, PAKISTAN)
Into It. Over it. (Chicago, IL)
Is Tropical (London, UK-ENGLAND)
Jahkoy (Toronto, CANADA)
Jambinai (Seoul, SOUTH KOREA)
Joan Of Arc (Chicago, IL)
John GRVY (Madrid, SPAIN)
Jointpop (Port Of Spain, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO)
Judah & the Lion (Nashville, TN)
KAO=S (Tokyo, JAPAN)
Marina Kaye (Marseille, FRANCE)
Josh Kelley (Park City, UT)
The Kickback (Chicago, IL)
La Banda Morisca (Jerez De La Frontera, SPAIN)
Lazyeyes (Brooklyn, NY)
Lois (Madrid, SPAIN)
Demi Louise (Boronia, AUSTRALIA)
Love X Stereo (Seoul, SOUTH KOREA)
Lushes (Brooklyn, NY)
LV (London, UK-ENGLAND)
Mai Nimani (Hyderabad, PAKISTAN)
Mamamoo (Seoul, SOUTH KOREA)
MC Lars (Oakland, CA)
Methyl Ethel (Perth, AUSTRALIA)
Micachu and the Shapes (London, UK-ENGLAND)
Mise en Scene (Winnepeg, CANADA)
Missi & Mister Baker (Portland, OR)
Moving Panoramas (Austin, TX)
Mr Muthafuckin eXquire (Far Rockaway, NY)
Mumiy Troll (Vladivostok, RUSSIA)
The National Parks (Provo, UT)
Now, Now (Minneapolis, MN)
Oil Boom (Dallas, TX)
OKRAA (Bogotá, COLOMBIA)
Paul Oscher (Austin, TX)
Overload (Lahore, PAKISTAN)
Owen (Chicago, IL)
The Parrots (Madrid, SPAIN)
PHASES (Los Angeles, CA)
Platonick Dive (Livorno, ITALY)
The Pocket Rockets (Los Angeles, CA)
Ron Pope (Nashville, TN)
Prince Rama (New York, NY)
PUP (Toronto, CANADA)
Pure Bathing Culture (Portland, OR)
Quebe Sisters (Dallas, TX)
Quiet Life (Portland, OR)
Reuben and the Dark (Toronto, CANADA)
Emitt Rhodes (Hawthorne, CA)
RIVRS (London, UK-ENGLAND)
Self Defense Family (Los Angeles, CA)
Skyline (Austin, TX)
Sleepers’ Reign (Herentals, BELGIUM)
Son Little (Trenton, NJ)
Southern Hospitality (London, UK-ENGLAND)
The Spook School (Edinburgh, UK-SCOTLAND)
Suboi (Saigon, VIETNAM)
Sunflower Bean (New York, NY)
Summer Heart (Malmo, SWEDEN)
Sur du monde (Rosario, ARGENTINA)
Sy Ari Da Kid (Atlanta, GA)
Tarmac (Medellin, COLOMBIA)
The Nightowls (Austin, TX)
Throwing Shade (London, UK-ENGLAND)
Vaadat Charigim (Tel Aviv, ISRAEL)
Victim Mentality (Seoul, SOUTH KOREA)
Victoria+Jean (Brussels, BELGIUM)
Waco Brothers (Chicago, IL)
Wahid Allan Faqir (Rahim Yar Khan, PAKISTAN)
The Wet Secrets (Edmonton, CANADA)
Glenn White (New York, NY)
Wildhoney (Baltimore, MD)
Marlon Williams & The Yarra Benders (Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND)
Womps (Glasgow, UK-SCOTLAND)
Wordburglar (Toronto, CANADA)
XYLØ (Westlake Village, CA)
Yarn (New York, NY)
Yuck (London, UK-ENGLAND)