CLOVES and G Flip join massive Aussie contingent headed to SXSW 2018

With SXSW (AKA “every music lovers ultimate fantasy”) just weeks away from taking over Austin, Texas the annual event continues to add names from all over the world to the seemingly endless program of live music. As always, Australia is going to be very well represented across the week, with the latest artists joining the fray including the soulful Jordan Rakei, world-dominating George Maple, and the always excellent Cut Copy.

Though they are far from small fish, they’ll be but only a few of the Australian names those heading on over to SXSW can expect to see throughout the week. The list also includes dominant future-if-not-already-legends Gang of Youths, the immensely talented Stella Donnelly, goal-kicker Amy Shark (who will join the likes of Jaden Smith and Tinashe at Pandora’s annual SXSW event), boss emcee Sampa the Great (who is from Sydney but is now U.S based), and perpetual show-stopper Thandi Phoenix.

No doubt most of those listed below will be joining the to-be-announced lineup for the annual Aussie BBQ, which has grown so popular at SXSW since it’s inception in 2003 that last year saw two iterations across town. Get hyped, and be prepared; check out the full list of Aussies that have been announced for SXSW 2018 so far.

UPDATE 22nd FEBRUARY: CLOVES and G Flip added to the festival!

New South Wales

Bad Pony
Big White
Dean Lewis
Death Bells
Gang of Youths
Juanita Stein
Lime Cordiale
Lolo Lovina
Ruby Fields
Sloan Peterson
Sons of the East
Sampa the Great
Thandi Phoenix
The Heart Collectors
Tori Forsyth


Alice Ivy
Benji Lewis
Big League
Bobi Andonov
Calan Mai
G Flip
Jade Imagine
Jess Ribeiro
Pretty City
Slum Sociable
Small Island Big Song
The Black Sorrows
The Elliotts
The Teskey Brothers
Totally Mild


Amy Shark
Daggy Man

Western Australia

Child Saint
Cursed Earth
Ruby Boots
The Money War

SXSW kicks off in just a few weeks. Make sure you’ve planned well in advance by heading on over to the official SXSW website HERE.


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