South by Southwest festival reveals line-up

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The View, The Stooges heading for Texas

The View, Bloc Party and The Stooges are among the bands confirmed to play this year’s South by Southwest festival in Texas.

The 21st edition of the bash takes place between March 14 and 18 on over 60 stages in downtown Austin.

Other acts set to appear are Kings Of Leon, The Automatic and Lily Allen.

Over 7,800 bands applied and over 1,000 bands are scheduled to perform so far.

You can see the full list of major acts on NME.COM now.

For more details go to sxsw.com.