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SXSW 2022 Announces Initial Music Festival Lineup

SXSW is coming back to Austin in 2022, and today (October 21) the festival has announced their initial lineup of musical guests.

Over 240 artists from across the globe have been announced. The event will feature performances from Maxo Kream, Aeon Station, Duma, Ezra Furman, Claire Rousay, Horsegirl, A Giant Dog, Kristin Hersh, Brigid Mae Power, Maria BC, Silver Synthetic, Delta Spirit, Hrishikesh Hirway, and many more. The full list of artists can be found on the SXSW website.

James Minor, Head of SXSW Music Festival, said of the initial lineup, "Our first round of Showcasing Artists is a taste of what you can expect to see at SXSW 2022; a diverse lineup full of adventurous talent that’s ripe for discovery. We’re looking forward to bringing the music world back together next March to see where we’re headed.”

While the festival will finally be held in person after the 2020 event was cancelled and the 2021 edition was done virtually, this year's celebration won't come without challenges. Namely, Texas Governor Abott's executive order banning COVID-19 vaccine mandates. SXSW has yet to comment about how they will handle entry into the event or other preventative measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In other SXSW news, the festival has reached a preliminary settlement in a class action lawsuit over 2020 ticket refunds. SXSW has also sued their insurance company for settlement and legal fees.

SXSW will run from March 11-20. More information about registration and passes can be found here.

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Article Image: A smartphone showing the SXSW logo. (rafapress via DepositPhotos.)

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