SXSW 2013 Lineup: First Wave Of Artists Announced (Full List)

Every year, thousands of people flock to the Texas capital of Austin to attend the South by Southwest Music Festival. It might be November, but SXSW 2013 is already shaping up to be one of the biggest years in the festival's history.

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Every year, thousands of people flock to the Texas capital of Austin to attend the South By Southwest Music Festival. It might be November, but SXSW 2013 is already shaping up to be one of the biggest years in the festival's history.

In March 2013, a real British invasion will descend upon Austin. Recent Mercury Prize winners Alt-J, Klaxons and pop gods The Zombies are all scheduled to perform.

Other highlights from the music side include Nashville's Turbo Fruits, Thurston Moore, Atlas Genius, and many more. SXSW has only released the first round of performers, so stay tuned for more lineup announcements within the coming weeks.

SXSW 2013 Lineup (First Round):

Akron/Family (Los Angeles CA) Albatross (Kathmandu NEPAL ) Alt-J (Cambridge UK-ENGLAND) Lauren Aquilina (Bristol UK-ENGLAND) Atlas Genius (Adelaide SA) Attomica (Sao Paulo BRAZIL) Authorities (Vancouver BC) Autosalvage (Santa Cruz CA) The Away Days ( TURKEY) Daniel Bachman (Fredericksburg VA) BADBADNOTGOOD (Toronto ON) Baishui ( CHINA) Bastille (London UK-ENGLAND) Battleme (Portland OR) Bernhoft (Nittedal NORWAY) The Black and White Years (Austin TX) The Blackout (Cardiff UK-WALES) Black Pistol Fire (Austin TX) Blackstone Rangers (Dallas TX) The Blue Van (Copenhagen DENMARK) Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers (San Francisco CA) BNegão & Seletores de Frequência (Rio De Janeiro BRAZIL) Boats (Winnipeg MB) The Boxing Lesson (Austin TX) Jesse Boykins III (New York NY) Brendan Benson (Nashville TN) Broncho (Norman OK) Brothers In Law (Pesaro ITALY) Brutality Will Prevail (Cardiff UK-WALES) Brutal Juice (Austin TX) Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown (Nashville TN) Buck 65 (Toronto ON) The Bug (London UK-ENGLAND) Eric Burdon (Brooklyn NY) Tego Calderon (San Juan PUERTO RICO) The Calm Blue Sea (Austin TX) Campo (Montevideo URUGUAY) Cave Painting (Brighton UK-ENGLAND) Cayucas (San Luis Obisbo CA) Cello Fury (Pittsburgh PA) Cheers Elephant (Philadelphia PA) The Chevelles (North Fremantle WA ) Charlotte Church ( UK-WALES) Churchill (Denver CO) CINE (Sao Paulo BRAZIL) Civil Twilight (Cape Town SOUTH AFRICA) Chris Cohen (Shaftsbury VT) Coldcut (London UK-ENGLAND) Congo Natty (London UK-ENGLAND) The Congregation (Chicago IL) Constantina (Belo Horizonte BRAZIL) John Cooper Clarke (Manchester UK-ENGLAND) Crooks (Austin TX) Current Swell (Victoria BC) Dash Rip Rock (New Orleans LA) Sammy Decoster (Grenoble FRANCE) Dels (London UK-ENGLAND) Mac DeMarco (Montreal QC) Luther Dickinson (Hernando MS) DJ Edu (London UK-ENGLAND) Dolores Boys (Brooklyn NY) Doyle (San Antonio TX) Driver Friendly (Austin TX) Drop The Lime (New York NY) Ben Dukes (Hollywood CA) The Dunwells (Leeds UK-ENGLAND) Dusted (Toronto ON) Eagulls (Leeds UK-ENGLAND) Tim Easton (Nashville TN) Elias Haslanger (Austin TX) Ronnie Fauss (Dallas TX) Fear Of Men (Brighton UK-ENGLAND) Fister (St Louis MO) Follakzoid (Santiago CHILE) fo/mo/deep (Columbus OH) Forests (Taipei TAIWAN) Fredda (Paris FRANCE) Funeral Suits (Dublin IRELAND) Ezra Furman (San Francisco CA) Galaxy Express (Seoul SOUTH KOREA) Gallows (Watford UK-ENGLAND) Gato 6 (Austin TX) Ghost to Falco (Portland OR) GHXST (New York NY) Colin Gilmore (Austin TX) Gliss (Los Angeles CA) Gold Fields (Ballarat VIC) Jenn Grant (Halifax NS) Guards (New York NY) Haim (Los Angeles CA) Hashback Hashish (New Delhi INDIA) Hawthorne Heights (Dayton OH) Heidi Happy (Luzern SWITZERLAND) Ryan Hemsworth (Halifax NS) He's My Brother She's My Sister (Los Angeles CA) Hexvessel (Helsinki FINLAND) Highasakite (Oslo NORWAY) Hiss Golden Messenger (Chapel Hill NC) The Holydrug Couple (Santiago CHILE) Holy Esque (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND) HolySexyBastards (Valencia VENEZUELA) Howling Brothers (Nashville TN) Peggy Hsu (Taipei TAIWAN) Huehuetl (Tonala, Guadalajara MEXICO) Humans (Vancouver BC) Il Pan del Diavolo (San Lorenzo Colli ITALY) Immanu El (Gothenburg SWEDEN) In-Flight Safety (Halifax NS) Tiago Iorc (Sao Paulo BRAZIL) Islet (Cardiff UK-WALES) ITAL (Brooklyn NY) Sarah Jaffe (Denton TX) Jonathan Toubin (New York NY) Matthew Perryman Jones (Nashville TN) Jung People (Calgary AB) Grace Kelly (Brookline MA) Klaxons (London UK-ENGLAND) Jess Klein (Austin TX) La Chiva Gantiva (Brussels BELGIUM) La Cuneta Son Machín (Managua NICARAGUA ) Language Room (Austin TX) Marit Larsen (Oslo NORWAY) The Last Bison (Chesapeake VA) League of Extraordinary G'z (Austin TX) Lecrae (Atlanta GA) Les Mentettes (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA) The Linus Pauling Quartet (Houston TX) Los Bunkers (Concepcion CHILE) the Lost Maples (Nashville TN) Emma Louise (Toowong QLD) Lu Horta (Sao Paulo BRAZIL) Luke Sital-Singh (London UK-ENGLAND) Mahogany (Chicago IL) Massive Scar Era (Cairo EGYPT) Mavin All Stars (Lagos NIGERIA) Mike and the Moonpies (Austin TX) Andy Mineo (New York NY) Derek Minor (Nashville TN) Modestep (London UK-ENGLAND) Mompox (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA) Monster Cat (Singapore SINGAPORE) Ian Moore (Seattle WA) Thurston Moore (Northampton MA) Daniel Mustard (New York NY) Muthoni The Drummer Queen (Nairobi KENYA) My Education (Austin TX) My Jerusalem (Austin TX) Nerves Junior (Louisville KY) NO CEREMONY/// (Manchester UK-ENGLAND) Nubes en mi Casa (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA) Of Mice & Men (Costa Mesa CA) Pacific Air (San Diego CA) PAJARO (Gelves SPAIN) Doe Paoro (Brooklyn NY) Paper Lions (Charlottetown PE) Triana Park (Riga LATVIA) Peterson Brothers Band (Bastrop TX) Pokey LaFarge (Ballwin MO) The Postelles (New York NY) Promise (Toronto ON) Pumcayo (Guadalajara MEXICO) Quiet Company (Austin TX) David Ramirez (Austin TX) The Relatives (Dallas TX) Remate (Madrid SPAIN) Reptile Youth (Copenhagen DENMARK) The Rocketboys (Austin TX) Roge (Rio De Janeiro BRAZIL) Said The Whale (Vancouver BC) The Sam Willows (Singapore SINGAPORE) San Cisco (Fremantle WA) Satchel Grande (Omaha NE) Danny Schmidt (Austin TX) Seth Sentry (Melbourne VIC) Shakey Graves (Austin TX) Silencio (Pittsburgh PA) Six60 (Dunedin NEW ZEALAND) Sizarr (Mannheim GERMANY) Small Black (Brooklyn NY) Sahara Smith (Wimberley TX) Smoosh (Chaos Chaos) (Brooklyn NY) Social Studies (Phoenix AZ) Soley (Reykjavik ICELAND) Somebody's Darling (Dallas TX) The Sour Notes (Austin TX) Spain (Los Angeles CA) Spindrift (Los Angeles CA) The Spring Standards (New York NY) Star & Micey (Memphis TN) The Staves (London UK-ENGLAND) Marnie Stern (New York NY) Jake Stone Garage (Tokyo JAPAN) Suie Paparude (Bucharest ROMANIA) Supersubmarina (Madrid SPAIN) Suuns (Montreal QC) Swamp Cabbage (Savannah GA) Swim Deep (Birmingham UK-ENGLAND) Tako Lako (Copenhagen DENMARK) TAM (Plateau Mont-Royal QC) Hudson Taylor (London UK-ENGLAND) Tedashii (Dallas TX) Kristian Terzic Band (Rovinj CROATIA) Tesoro (Tucson AZ) The Harlequins (Cincinnati OH) Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic (Richmond CA) Thi'sl (St Louis MO) Tipo Uísque ( BRAZIL) Amon Tobin (San Francisco CA) Toddla T (Sheffield UK-ENGLAND) The Trews (Toronto ON) Truth Universal (New Orleans LA) Turbina (Mexico City MEXICO) Turbo Fruits (Nashville TN) Two Hours Traffic (Charlottetown ON) Vaudeville Smash (Melbourne VIC) The Vespers (Nashville TN) Virals (Worcester UK-ENGLAND) Zak Waters (Los Angeles CA) While She Sleeps (Sheffiled UK-ENGLAND) Glenn White (New York NY) White Lung (Vancouver BC) Why? (Cincinnati OH) Wild Cub (Nashville TN) Wizkid (Lagos NIGERIA) Carolyn Wonderland (Austin TX) WonFu (Taipei TAIWAN) Woodpigeon (Vienna AB) Young Von (Houston TX) The Zombies (St. Albans UK-ENGLAND)

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    Jesus Christ, it's as if no-one who asked to be in the show was turned down. I better get a band together and play next year.
    Right? And as if no thought or creativity was put into the band names.....what the hell happened to cool band names that actually stuck, and jumped out at you and reflected the music? Man the 90's really were the truly last great musical era. Is nobody trying to be memorable or last anymore or have timeless classic impact?
    Turbo Fruits are very underrated. Their new album "Butter" has some bitchin guitar work on it.