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Jake Bugg, Frank Turner, Vampire Weekend for SXSW Get Tickets

Local Natives, Black Lips and Ash will also be playing Austin, Texas this March

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Jake Bugg, Frank Turner and Vampire Weekend are amongst the new wave of artists to be announced for this year's South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas.

Both Turner and Vampire Weekend look set to launch their new albums at the event. Vampire Weekend's third album is influenced by jazz, Bob Dylan and The Clash according to Rostam Batmanglij of the band.

The music arm of SXSW will take place from March 12-17 and will also see newly announced sets from Allah-Las, Ash, Azari &III, Black Lips, Bleached, Eagles of Death Metal, Frightened Rabbit, Io Echo, Jesca Hoop, Local Natives, Night Beds, No, Tom Odell, Splashh, Toy, Tropics, Wild Belle and Willy Moon.

They will join the likes of Klaxons, Alt-J and Haim at the event, which will also see Dave Grohl appearing as the keynote speaker.

The Foo Fighters frontman and former Nirvana drummer will follow in the footsteps of Bruce Springsteen who delivered the keynote speech at last year's SXSW.

Grohl's talk will take place on March 14, 2013 at the Austin Convention Centre.

For a full list of performers at the 27th SXSW music event, visit sxsw.com/music.


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