SXSW just unveiled its first musical artists in 2022, and we can’t wait


SXSW 2019, photo by Adam Kissick

There has been a lot of “back to normal” as 2021 progresses, but in the last sign of some semblance of true and true normalcy, this is SXSW’s official announcement of the first round of its season. musical programming for next year.

Almost on schedule compared to previous years, the Austin-based festival has announced that over 200 artists are scheduled to perform during the SXSW Music Festival, which will run from March 14-20, 2022. This will be the festival’s first year and conference since its 2022 event, after the pandemic forced SXSW to ditch the festivities and host a virtual event in 2020 and 2021, respectively.

As we mentioned earlier, SXSW was among the first major events of 2020 canceled as Covid-19 began to spread around the world in February and March of last year, with increasing pressure on those responsible for the city and the festival organizers just days before the start of the event. The event traditionally brings together thousands of artists, speakers, panelists, actors, filmmakers, creatives, technology leaders, activists and more, in addition to tens of thousands of attendees from around the world.

Among the first musical groups confirmed in 2022 are Maxo Kream, Aeon Station, CHAII, Delta Spirit, Ezra Furman, Claud, Elephant Stone, Hoodlum, MC Yallah, Surfbort, GRAE, James Hersey, Don Lifted, KAINA, Jockstrap, Gully Boys, REYNA, Poppy Ajudha and more.

In recent years, SXSW has revealed a first set of acts in October, a second round before the winter holiday season, a third round in January or February, and smaller lineup additions in the weeks leading up to the march event. Of course, the lineup is always subject to change, and with a festival of this magnitude, it will likely be updated.

Check out the first confirmed artists below.

2nd grade (Philadelphia PA)
49 Winchester (Castlewood Virginia)
A giant dog (Austin TX)
Abigail Lapell (Toronto CANADA)
Adam Ostrar (Austin Texas)
Aeon Station (Ocean City NJ)
Aertex (Washington DC)
Alex Dupree (Austin Texas)
Alien Tango (Murcia SPAIN)
ANAVITÓRIA (São Paulo BRAZIL)
Andrea Cruz (Puerto Rico PUERTO RICO)
Angelica Rahe (Austin TX)
Antti Paalanen (Kokkola FINLAND)
Arp Frique (Amsterdam NETHERLANDS)
Art d’Ecco (Victoria CANADA)
Authentically plastic (Kampala UGANDA)
Ava Vegas (Berlin GERMANY)
Babehoven (Hudson NY)
Bandicoot (Swansea UK-Wales)
Beauty Sleep (Derry UK-N. IRELAND)
Being dead (Austin TX)
Bendigo Fletcher (Louisville KY)
Big Bill (Austin TX)
BLACKSTARKIDS (Kansas City, Missouri)
Blunt bangs (Athens GA)
Blush (Austin TX)
Shower gel (Montreal CANADA)
Boulevards (Raleigh NC)
Bread Pilot (Seattle WA)
Breanna Barbara (Far Rockaway NY)
Brigid Mae Power (Galway IRELAND)
Buffalo Hunt (Austin TX)
Buffalo Nichols (Austin TX)
Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard (Cardiff UK-Wales)
Caleb De Casper (Austin, Texas)
CHAII (Auckland NEW ZEALAND)
Charlotte Cornfield (Toronto CANADA)
Chief Cleopatra (Austin TX)
Chinese Bear (Guildford UK-ENGLAND)
Claire Rousay (San Antonio Texas)
Claude (Highland Park IL)
COBRAH (Stockholm SWEDEN)
Coco & Clair Clair (Atlanta GA)
Congee (London UK-ENGLAND)
Constant subscriber (Stirling UK-SCOTLAND)
corook (Nashville TN)
Sofa prints (New York NY)
Creamer (Nashville TN)
Handcuffed (Los Angeles CA)
Curse Mackey (Austin TX)
Dan Bettridge (Cardiff UK-Wales)
Danielle Ponder (Rochester NY)
DEETRANADA (Baltimore MD)
Delta Spirit (Los Angeles CA)
Desperate journalist (London UK-ENGLAND)
Devin Shaffer (Chicago Illinois)
Diamante Perez (Wichita KS)
Dig Nitty (Brooklyn NY)
DJ DIAKI (Sanankoroba MALI)
Doeman (Houston TX)
Donated (Memphis TN)
Donna Blue (Utrecht NETHERLANDS)
DUMA (Nairobi KENYA)
Ed Schrader’s Musical Rhythm (Baltimore MD)
Pierre Éléphant (Montreal CANADA)
Eli Winter (Chicago IL)
Pleasant listening (Oxford UK-ENGLAND)
Enumclaw (Tacoma WA)
Estereomance (El Paso TX)
Evicshen (San Francisco California)
Ezra Furman (Chicago Illinois)
Family Jools (Bristol UK-ENGLAND)
Fear (Oakland CA)
Flossing (Brooklyin NY)
Flower (New York NY)
Geese (Brooklyn NY)
Gewalt (Berlin GERMANY)
GIFT (Brooklyn NY)
Glass Spells (San Diego CA)
Go Fever (Austin TX)
Goodbye Honolulu (Toronto CANADA)
Goya Gumbani (London UK-ENGLAND)
Grace Cummings and her band (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
GRAE (Toronto CANADA)
Graham Reynolds (Austin, Texas)
Graham Reynolds and the Golden Arm Trio (Austin TX)
Greyhounds (Austin TX)
Guapo (Houston TX)
Gully Boys (Minneapolis MN)
Gustave (New York NY)
HAEPAARY (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Hamish Hawk (Edinburgh UK-SCOTLAND)
Haru Nemuri (Yokohama JAPAN)
Henry Brun & the Latin Playerz (San Antonio TX)
HMLTD (London UK-ENGLAND)
Holly Macve (Brighton UK-ENGLAND)
HOODLUM (San Antonio TX)
Horsegirl (Chicago IL)
Hrishikesh Hirway (Los Angeles California)
India Ramey (Nashville TN)
J Soulja (Austin TX)
Jacks Haupt (Dallas TX)
James Hersey (Vienna AUSTRIA)
James McMurtry (Austin Texas)
Gene Loves Jezebel by Jay Aston / Acoustic (London UK-ENGLAND)
JayWood (Winnipeg CANADA)
Jekyll (Blackpool UK-ENGLAND)
Jo Schornikow (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Jockstrap (London UK-ENGLAND)
JOPLYN (Berlin GERMANY)
Joshua Hedley (Nashville TN)
Junaco (Los Angeles California)
KABEAUSHÉ (Nairobi KENYA)
KAINA (Chicago Illinois)
Kampire (Kampala UGANDA)
Katy J Pearson (Bristol UK-ENGLAND)
Katy Kirby (Austin Texas)
KAWALA (London UK-ENGLAND)
Kevin Galloway (Austin, Texas)
Kiana V (Manila PHILIPPINES)
Kompas Trio (Santo Domingo DOMINICAN REPUBLIC)
Korine (Philadelphia PA)
Kristeen Young (New York NY)
Kristin Hersh (Providence RI)
Kyle Kidd (Cleveland OH)
Laura Lee & les Jettes (Berlin GERMANY)
Lauren Auder (Albi FRANCE)
Lee Bains + The Glory Fires (Birmingham AL)
Let go despite big faults (Austin TX)
Linqua Franqa (Athens GA)
Petit Mazarn (Austin TX)
Hour of Life (Winnipeg CANADA)
Logan Lynn (Portland OR)
Lord Friday the 13th (Austin TX)
Lucy Gooch (Bristol UK-ENGLAND)
Luna Luna (Dallas TX)
Lunar Holidays (Atlanta GA)
Mace The Great (Cardiff UK-Wales)
MAITA (Portland OR)
Mandy, Indiana (Manchester UK-ENGLAND)
Maria BC (San Francisco CA)
Mariangela (San Antonio, Texas)
Marina Allen (Los Angeles California)
Mark Burgess from The Chameleons UK (Manchester UK-ENGLAND)
Marta Del Grandi (Milan ITALY)
Mattiel (Atlanta GA)
Maxo Kream (Houston Texas)
MC Yallah (Kampala UGANDA)
Me Rex (London UK-ENGLAND)
Meatraffle (London UK-ENGLAND)
MENZI (Durban SOUTH AFRICA)
Mr. Goblin (Bloomington IN)
Mobley (Austin, Texas)
Monaleo (Houston TX)
Moon Panda (Copenhagen DENMARK)
Moriah Bailey (Oklahoma City OK)
My idea (New York NY)
Native Sun (Brooklyn NY)
Neighbor (Atlanta GA)
New Dad (Galway IRELAND)
Nuevo (Austin, Texas)
Nuha Ruby Ra (London UK-ENGLAND)
Popstar Number One (Los Angeles CA)
ONO (Chicago Illinois)
Ouri (Montreal CANADA)
Pachyman (Los Angeles California)
PACKS (Ottawa CANADA)
Champs Paisley (Brooklyn NY)
PASTEL FANTME (Austin TX)
Paul Jacobs (Montreal CANADA)
Country P. (Paris FRANCE)
Penelope Isles (Brighton UK-ENGLAND)
Phobophobes (London UK-ENGLAND)
Plato III (Abilene TX)
Polyplastic (Los Angeles CA)
Pom Poko (Oslo NORWAY)
Poppy Ajudha (London UK-ENGLAND)
Portrait XO (Los Angeles CA)
Priya Ragu (St. Gallen SWITZERLAND)
PYNKIE (Jersey City NJ)
Renée Reed (Lafayette LA)
Rett Smith (Austin Texas)
REYNA (Milwaukee WI)
RF Shannon (Lockhart TX)
Riley Downing (Kansas City MO)
Ringo Deathstarr (Austin TX)
Roan Yellowthorn (Camden ME)
Roller Derby (Hamburg GERMANY)
Rosegarden Funeral Party (Dallas TX)
Ruby (Dumfries UK-SCOTLAND)
Ryder L’Aigle (Toulouse FRANCE)
Salt Cathedral (Bogotá COLOMBIA)
Sara King (Dallas TX)
Sarah Kinsley (New York NY)
Sarpa Salpa (Northampton UK-ENGLAND)
Savak (Brooklyn NY)
Shawn James (Seattle WA)
Synthetic Silver (New Orleans LA)
Mr. Wife (Austin TX)
Skirts (Dallas TX)
Coal (Chicago IL)
Sonoda (Los Angeles California)
Sour Widows (Oakland CA)
Star Parks (Austin, Texas)
Stella Sommer (Berlin GERMANY)
Strawberry Guy (Liverpool UK-ENGLAND)
Sun June (Austin TX)
Surfbort (Los Angeles CA)
Tagua Tagua (São Paulo BRAZIL)
Taipei Houston (San Francisco California)
Counts (Toronto CANADA)
Teenage Halloween (Asbury Park NJ)
TEKE :: TEKE (Montreal CANADA)
Novella TV (Lockhart TX)
Temperaments (New York NY)
THALA (Berlin GERMANY)
Thallo (Penygroes UK-Wales)
The Americans (Los Angeles CA)
The Villain (Minneapolis MN)
The Chris Lee Group (New Orleans LA)
The Deer (Austin TX)
The Pink Stones (Athens GA)
Red pears (El Monte CA)
The Royston Club (Wrexham UK-Wales)
You Sacred Souls (San Diego CA)
Tiarra Girls (Austin TX)
Tino Drima (Los Angeles California)
Tomar and the CF (Austin TX)
Tunic (Winnipeg CANADA)
Twin Tribes (Brownsville TX)
Vic Santoro (London UK-ENGLAND)
Glass humor (Lawrence KS)
WITCH (We intend to wreak havoc)
(Lusaka ZAMBIA)
Walt Disco (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
WANDERERS (Adelaide AUSTRALIA)
WARFIELD (Los Angeles CA)
Wargasm (London UK-ENGLAND)
Water in your eyes (Brooklyn NY)
Why Bonnie (Austin TX)
Wombo (Louisville KY)
XIXA (Tucson AZ)
Y2K92 (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Yard Act (Leeds UK-ENGLAND)