SxSW Artists Announced

Published: 2005-12-16
Renowned music festival South By Southwest has just announced the artists that will be playing at the festival in Austin, Texas.

Though it started out as a music conference and festival, SxSW also includes films and is an opportunity for all those in the industry to get together chat about music and listen to some new bands.

The keynote speaker for the festival will be none other than legendary Canadian musician Neil Young. Aside from speaking a musical portrait by director Jonathan Demme, "Neil Young / Heart Of Gold," will also be showcased about the singer/songwriter.

Panels at the festival include things like "New Orleans Music After Katrina" and "Podcasts Invade Earth".

Last year there were 1331 musical acts at 58 venues with the likes of Billy Idol, We are Scientists, and DJ Logic. This year's performers include Dashboard Confessional, The Arctic Monkeys, Lady Sovereign and Canada's own k-OS.

Even though we Canucks show up to SxSW we've got our own version the North By Northeast festival in Toronto in June.

The music part of SxSW runs from March 15-19 in Austin, TX. For more info check out

Writer: Michelle Garcia



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