SXSW: Cold War Kids, Sylvan Esso, Khalid, Old Crow Medicine Show added to 2018 lineup

The South by Southwest Music Festival added a slew of new artists Thursday, and with this round, we’re starting to see some significant names roll in. California rockers Cold War Kids and Wavves, synth pop duo Sylvan Esso and “Young Dumb and Broke” teen icon Khalid have all been added.

Khalid performs at the 2017 MTV Woodies in the Austin American-Statesman parking lot on March 16, 2017 during South By Southwest Festival SXSW. TINA PHAN/AMERICAN-STATESMAN. 3/16/17

Indie rockers Speedy Ortiz, electro duo Classixx, rock duo Japandroids and Russian protest punks, Pussy Riot also slide in on this go round. as do Americana act Old Crow Medicine Show and rappers Homeboy Sandman, Doughbeezy and MC Frontalot. Indie rockers Superchunk and rapper DMC will represent for the old school at the fest.

The festival home team will include Austin artists Whisky Shivers, the Digital Wild, Riders Against the Storm and Sertified.

Festival organizers have also released a limited number of wristbands, now available online at for $179.

Abisha Uhl (Minneapolis MN)
The Afroknotts (Houston TX)
Alejandro Franco (Mexico City MEXICO)
Amy Becker (London UK-ENGLAND)
Ari (Mount Vernon NY)
A-Town GetDown (Austin TX)
August Eve (Los Angeles CA)
Ayuma (Austin TX)
B-Hi (Harlem NY)
B1 (Austin TX)
Barrie (Brooklyn NY)
Betonkust (Breukelen NETHERLANDS)
Big Ro (Austin TX)
Billa (New York NY)
Billie Eilish (Highland Park CA)
BLANG (Orange County CA)
Blvck Spvde (Saint Louis MO)
Bre-Z (Philadelphia PA)
Brooks Mosher b2b Submersible Machines (Austin TX)
Buffalo Blanco (Monterrey MEXICO)
BUHU (DJ Set) (Austin TX)
Buxton (Houston TX)
Calvin Martyr (Killeen TX)
Cha’keeta B (Austin TX)
Chaz-O (Bridgeport CT)
Cheryl Rivera (Puerto Rico PR)
Chris Anthony (Brooklyn NY)
Chris Berardo (Silvermine CT)
Chrissi Poland (Jersey City NJ)
Classixx (Los Angeles CA)
Clear Soul Forces (Detroit MI)
Cold War Kids (Silverlake CA)
Colin Elmore & The Danville Train (Nashville TN)
The Compozers (London UK-ENGLAND)
Confucius Jones (Austin TX)
Dany F (Medellín COLOMBIA)
Dee Jay Silver (Nashville TN)
Deer Vibes (San Antonio TX)
Demo Taped (Atlanta GA)
The Digital Wild (Austin TX)
DJ Chip Banks (Youngstown OH)
DJ Costa (Boston MA)
DJ DB 405 (Oaklahoma City OK)
DJ J Heat (Orange NJ)
DJ RLE (Nacogdoches TX)
DJ TradeMark (Austin TX)
DMC (Queens NY)
Don Q (Bronx NY)
Dontae (San Diego CA)
Doughbeezy (Houston TX)
Dr. Joe (Austin TX)
Dre’ L.O.C. (San Antonio TX)
Duhrdy (Austin TX)
Durand Jones & The Indications (Bloomington IN)
Eliot Lipp (Austin TX)
Epic B (Brooklyn NY)
Eric Slick (Richmond VA)
Essaie Pas (Montréal CANADA)
Faze Miyake (London CA)
FEDEL (Tulsa OK)
Findlay (London UK-ENGLAND)
Finneas (Los Angeles CA)
Five 2 Oh (Corpus Christi TX)
Folk Family Revival (Houston TX)
Folk Uke (Austin TX)
Frank Waln (He Dog SD)
G-Jet (Austin TX)
Germans (Brooklyn NY)
G Flip (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
grav3y (Austin TX)
Harddrive (Austin TX)
Hardwork Movement (Philadelpia PA)
Harry Edohoukwa (Dallas TX)
Homeboy Sandman (New York NY)
HorseShoe Gang (Long Beach CA)
I Am Bearwood (Austin TX)
iLL Fated Natives (Philadelphia PA)
Interstellar Funk (Amsterdam NETHERLANDS)
In The Valley Below (Grand Rapids MI)
Japandroids (Vancouver CANADA)
Jaykae (Birmingham UK-ENGLAND)
Jay Prince (London UK-ENGLAND)
Jillisa Lynn (Rochester NY)
Jim-E-O (Austin TX)
Jonathan Terrell (Austin TX)
Josh Rouse (Nashville TN)
Kadence (Oklahoma City OK)
Kajmir Kwest (Los Angeles CA)
Khalid (El Paso TX)
Kojo Funds (London UK-ENGLAND)
Kris Kasanova (Brooklyn NY)
Kwesta (Johannesburg SOUTH AFRICA)
Kxng Crooked (Long Beach CA)
Lawrence (New York NY)
Lee Fields & The Expressions (Brooklyn NY)
Levon (Nashville TN)
Lil’ Buck Sinegal (Lafayette LA)
Lil Xan (Redlands CA)
Living Colour (New York NY)
Loki (Austin TX)
Louis Futon (Philadelphia PA)
Lucette (Edmonton CANADA)
Lucy Dacus (Richmond VA)
MC Frontalot (Brooklyn NY)
Mic Taylor (Austin TX)
Miss Lavelle White and the L Men (Austin TX)
mluna (Austin TX)
Mosie (Boston MA)
Naaz (Rotterdam NETHERLANDS)
Nailah Blackman (Trinidad And Tobago TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO)
Navelle Hice (Chester PA)
Neila (Parkland FL)
Niena Drake (Chicago IL)
Niki Ellis (New Britain CT)
Noah Cyrus (Los Angeles CA)
No Parents (Los Angeles CA)
Old Crow Medicine Show (Nashville TN)
Olivia Noelle (Queens NY)
Oscar Black (Hartford CT)
Paul McDonald (Nashville TN)
Pete Molinari (London UK-ENGLAND)
Pixel Terror (Los Angeles CA)
Prophet (Los Angeles CA)
Pussy Riot (Moscow RUSSIA)
Red Dirt Rangers (Stillwater OK)
Redd Volkaert (Vancouver CANADA)
Rel (Charlotte NC)
Ricky Rebel (Los Angeles CA)
Riders Against the Storm (Austin TX)
RJ Comer (White Bluff TN)
RMBLR (Atlanta GA)
Ruby Ibarra (San Lorenzo CA)
Ruslan (San Diego CA)
Sam Himself (New York NY)
Savannah Ré (Toronto CANADA)
Speedy Ortiz (Massachusetts MA)
The Steoples (Los Angeles CA)
Stimulator Jones (Roanoke VA)
Street Hymns (Grand Prairie TX)
Superchunk (Chapel Hill NC)
Swoope (Akron OH)
Sylvan Esso (Durham NC)
Tall Juan (Far Rockaway NY)
Tall Paul/Mic Jordan (Minneapolis MN)
Tenille Townes (Nashville TN)
The Texas Gentlemen (Dallas TX)
TITAN (Dj Set) (Mexico City MEXICO)
Tree (Dallas TX)
Turn Up Broz (Rancho Cucamonga CA)
TX Connect (Dallas TX)
Ty Brasel (Memphis TN)
The Ugly Beats (Austin TX)
Uninamise (Brooklyn NY)
Veronica Ortuño (Austin TX)
Vivanativa (Puerto Rico PR)
Waker (Nashville TN)
WAVVES (San Diego CA)
Whiskey Shivers (Austin TX)
Zac Wilkerson (Killeen TX)

This list is subject to change and artists may drop.

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