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SXSW 2015 Announces First Round Lineup

posted by Dan Murphy on October 22, 2014

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Austin, Texas -- South By Southwest (SXSW) has just announced the first round lineup for its 2015 installment. Courtney Barnett, The Pop Group, Jessie Ware, and Thee Oh Sees lead the initial wave of artists. 

Twin Peaks, The Big Pink, and Happyness will join them in Austin this year, as will PharmakonBlack Milk, Ben Kweller, and Luluc. Scroll down for the full lineup. 

The general music-loving public was somewhat shaken up a few weeks ago when a SXSW-sanctioned report advised the festival to crack down on unofficial showcases and possibly leave Austin if its demands from the city government were not met. Festival officials responded quickly, saying they have no intention of ever leaving Austin, though they are interested in limiting certain unofficial events for safety purposes. We'll see what that looks like in 2015. 

SXSW badges are currently on-sale with music badges available for $695, increasing to $725 later this week. If you're looking to start planning your Austin trip early, check out our SXSW Festival Guide for travel tips, insights, and local recommendations. 

Full Lineup: Agoraphobia, Agosto, Alvvays, Angus & Julia Stone, Babes, Baby In Vain, Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires, Ballet School, Ball Park Music, The Barberettes, Courtney Barnett, James Bay, Be Forest, Big Phony, Bishop Nehru, Blacklist Royals, Black Milk, Black Taxi, Bloods, Bogan Via, Bomba Estéreo, Bonaparte, The Boxing Lesson, Brolin, Butcher Brown, Buenaparte, The California Honeydrops, Ben Caplan, Carl Barat and The Jackals, Ceschi, Charlotte OC, Cheerleader, ChihiroYamazaki+ROUTE14band, The Church, Civil Twilight, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers, Coasts, Crew54, Dark Time Sunshine, Deers, Dena, Diwan Saz, The Dodos, Cettina Donato & Serena Brancale Group, Dream Police, Dry the River, East Cameron Folkcore, Eastern Sidekick, EE, El Conjunto Nueva Ola, El Freaky, Él Mató A Un Policía Motorizado, Fatherson, Marcelo Fruet & os Cozinheiros, Colin Gilmore, GoldLink, The Gooch Palms, Jenn Grant, Haioka, Happyness, Haroon, Danny B. Harvey, Mekaal Hasan Band, Heat, Heaters, Hey Marseilles, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Ibeyi, The Inspector Cluzo, Institute, Jared & The Mill, Jitterbug Vipers, Alexz Johnson, JoyCut, Dustin Kensrue, Khumariyaan, Hanne Kolstø, Krypol Haze, Ben Kweller, Kydd, La Orquesta Vulgar, The Last Bison, Howie Lee, The Lonely Wild, Lost Midas, Demi Louise, Love Inks, Low Cut Connie, Low Roar, Luluc, Lust for Youth, Lydia, Mai Dhai, Marching Church, MC Lars, Mew, Mini Mansions, Miss Chain & The Broken Heels, Modestep, Moon Duo, Angelo Moore & The Brand New Step, mothercoat, Mr.Kitty, Nakia, Jay Nash and Josh Day are the Contenders, Natural Child, Nightmare Air, No Brain, Noveller, Ocellot, The Octopus Project, Panda Elliot, The Parrots, Pharmakon, Pommez Internacional, Poor Rich Boy, The Pop Group, Publicist UK, Quantic, Que, Rangleklods, Residual Kid, Roddy, Royal Teeth, Sain Tanveer Brothers, Sertified, Seven Davis Jr, Sexores, Silk Rodeo, Charanjit Singh, Skinny Lister, Sleep ∞ Over, Luisa Sobral, Songhoy Blues, Sorne, The Sour Notes, SSLEEPERHOLD, The Stone Foxes, Suboi, Suicideyear, 숨[su:m], Summer Heart, Sy Ari Da Kid, Tanya Tagaq, Talking To Turtles, Talkshow, The Big Pink, Thee Oh Sees, Jonathan Toubin, Tourmaline, Transit, Hailey Tuck, Twerps, The Twilight Sad, Twin Peaks, Txarango, Ume, Vaadat Charigim, Vampillia, Vockah Redu, Vuurwerk, Wand, Jessie Ware, Warm Soda, Lewis Watson, Weekend Money, Scott Weiland and The Wildabouts, Hank West & the Smokin Hots, Whitehorse, Jess Williamson, Emily Wolfe

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