Yes, we’re in the midst of fall music festival season, but let’s talk about spring for a minute. The South by Southwest Music Festival is scheduled for March 17-22, 2015 and the first names for its 2015 roster just dropped via “A Series of Sneaks” on the fest’s online radio station SXSWfm today.
Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett who is also scheduled to play Fun Fun Fun Fest next month topped the list “leaked” by the fest today. Berlin-based singer Dena will make her third appearance at the fest and up-and-coming rapper Atlanta rapper Que will also be in town.
Excellent Colombian electro tropical act Bomba Estereo will be back for the fest and fellow Colombians El Freaky will also make the trip north to bring South American heat to the fest. Canada’s Alvvays is coming and so are Danish rockers Mew and Rangleklods.
Other artists announced on SXSW.fm include Kumariyaan, Vaadat Charigim, Ballet School, Casual Sex, Lowell.
Local artist Kydd Jones announced his acceptance on social media earlier this week.
UPDATE: This article has been updated to remove soulful Irish artist Hozier from the list of artists coming to SXSW. SXSW officials say his name was announced in error on SXSW.fm and he is not in the initial group of artists coming to the festival.