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South by South West 2015 adds 170+ new acts including some from Perth, Sydney and Melbourne

The biggest music international music conference of the year, South by Southwest (SXSW) has been busy sifting through the world wide music scene and picked up over 170 new acts who will be showcasing at the event in March. The SXSW crew will be confirming more acts and sessions every day between now and the event, but as it stands the line up of music acts is - as always - epic. In addition to these new acts, SXSW has also confirmed 12 new, engaging sessions for their traditional Music Conference.

Japanese Pop group Perfume confirmed to perform at SXSW

Top Japanese pop group Perfume has been announced today a showcase artist at the upcoming SXSW conference and festival in Austin, Texas. SXSW will be held from 13-22nd March 2015.

VideAU Games News Byte: SXSW Gaming Awards have announced their finalists

SXSW Gaming Awards

The second annual SXSW Gaming Awards are only a month-and-change away now and the competition is hotting up with the announcement of finalists in 21 categories. There’s plenty of big names, but there’s a lot of up-and-coming hopefuls too. We’ve got the full list of finalists after the jump.

the AU interview: Circa Waves (Liverpool) on stalking The 1975, playing SXSW in 2015 and Arctic Monkeys.

In part two of our exclusive interview with English ‘garage pop’ band Circa Waves (filmed last week in Sydney), we delve further into the band’s extensive tour with The 1975 and the band reveals their possible ‘stalking’ tendencies. We anticipated their then upcoming Sydney show, including playing at a venue that has hosted the likes of Nirvana — no pressure there.

Japan Nite announce SXSW 2015 lineup and US Tour

The 19th edition of Japan Nite at SXSW has just announced the lineup of their annual event. As with past years, Japan Nite brings the best in an eclectic mix of genres.

Third announcement of Asian artists confirmed to play SXSW 2015

The organisers of SXSW has made their third artist announcement overnight and here are the list of Asian artists who will be making their way to Austin, Texas in March. In addition to the K-Pop Night Out announcement made earlier, Japanese artist Pirates Canoe will be performing at their 2nd SXSW. Highly regarded Japanese duo Moumoon (pictured above) will be making their SXSW debut. Taiwan is back this year with 5 indie artists announced.

Meg Mac, Remi, Kirin J Callinan and more added to the SXSW Music line up!

SXSW have released another round of musicians from around the world who will be joining the massive music program as part of their 2015 program overnight, featuring a strong line up of Australian artists who are sure to make their impact in Austin next March! Included on SXSW Music's third round are the likes of Meg Mac, Remi, Kirin J Callinan and Tkay Maidza, while on an international level, punters can be expecting the likes of Circa Waves, Best Coast, Catfish and the Bottlemen and Marina and the Diamonds to showcase!

K-Pop Night Out lineup announced for SXSW 2015

The organisers of the K-Pop Night Out Korean music showcase at SXSW 2015 has announced the lineup for this year's event with YG Entertainment's Epik High, SM Entertainment's Hitchhiker and Chrome Entertainment's Crayon Pop headlining a seven artist lineup.

Second announcement of Asian artists confirmed to play SXSW 2015

The second round of Asian bands and artists who are showcasing at SXSW 2015 has just been dropped. An additional eight Asian artists were announced with four each from Japan and South Korea. Notable artists include Korean rock acts Asian Chairshot and YB and Japanese rock band LITE and all girls act TsuShiMaMiRe.

Haitus Kaiyote, Gang of Youths, Lenka and Mansionair featured on second SXSW artist announcement!


Photo: Wilk

SXSW's second artist announcement came out of Austin in the early hours of this morning, revealing a whole new stack of artists from around the world who will be taking part in the March 17 - 22 program next year! It's shaping up to be another kickass few days of live music and conference sessions spread throughout the Texan city, and the Australian contingent is only getting stronger, with Hiatus Kaiyote, Lenka, Gang of Youths and Mansionair now joining the bill.

First announcement of Asian artists confirmed to play SXSW 2015

The first round of Asian bands and artists who are showcasing at SXSW 2015 has been announced. Notable SXSW returnees include Korean acts Big Phone and No Brain. From Japan Chihiro Yamazaki + ROUTE14 band makes their return after playing at SXSW 2013. Hello Asia! will bring you all the excitement and madness of SXSW 2015 in Austin, Texas in March next year.

The Church, Angus & Julia Stone, Ball Park Music & Bloods among first Australian bands announced for SXSW!

The first round of bands and speakers have been announced for SXSW 2015! The Texan music festival and conference has also outlined some of their planned conference programme for next year, which looks set to be providing some great sessions for those holding Music passes.

Paola Antonelli named as first keynote speaker for SXSW Interactive 2015.

Early SXSW news is beginning to filter out of Austin, with the Interactive crew announcing their first keynote speaker for 2015! Paola Antonella, Senior Curator of Architecture & Design and Director of Research & Development at MoMA in New York, will be taking the reins on Friday, March 13th.

SXSW to hold meet and greet sessions in Melbourne and Sydney this August.


The Kite String Tangle at SXSW 2014

A little bit of that March Austin flavour is coming to Melbourne and Sydney next month, as the iconic music festival and conference is set to host some exclusive meet and greet sessions ahead of the 2015 event. If you're an artist, industry member or music fan planning on heading to Austin for SXSW but are still a bit unsure about how it all works or find the week-long program of events a bit daunting (understandable), these sessions are the perfect way to get to know it, meet some like-minded individuals and more. Did we mention they're also free to attend?

the AU interview: Joe Seaward of Glass Animals (Oxford) on 'Zaba' and their growing presence as a live band.

English four-piece Glass Animals will be releasing their highly-anticipated debut album Zaba this Friday and for a lot of recent Glass Animals converts, it's be a long wait. Since "Gooey", "Pools" and "Psylla" have been doing the rounds, the band's name, live reputation and fan base has only been growing stronger and recent Australian and American shows have proven, they're a young band with stage confidence coming in spades.