Scheduled to run from March 14 to 20 in Austin, Texas, the festival will take place live for the first time since 2019 following a two-year gap caused by the pandemic.
SXSW has been progressively unveiling its 2022 performers. Announced last Friday were Japanese punk outfit CHAI, South Korean indie band ADOY, and Malaysian pop act Shelhiel.
Other newly announced acts include Sleeping Brain, Fake Gentle, Mong Tong, Yayoi Daimon, Wez Atlas, Taiga, Omega Sapien, AGE, PUNX, Kavya, Lolita No.18, Mudd The Student, Sophia Shen and more. Check out the complete list of performers at SXSW 2022 here.
CHAI confirmed their attendance by sharing the list of performers enlisted for Jaded’s showcase at SXSW 2022.
Shelhiel took to Instagram on Saturday (February 26) to share the news, saying he feels “excited but more nervous” as he prepares to make his first trip to the United States.
Earlier this month, CHAI released ‘WINK TOGETHER’, a six-track EP consisting of remixes for their 2021 album, ‘WINK’. The band – who are currently on tour in America with Mitski – recently revealed that their tour trailer was stolen in Austin, Texas, and have set up a GoFundMe campaign.
ADOY most recently released the EP ‘her’ in August last year. Comprising six tracks, it featured previously-released single ‘Baby’ as well as newer cuts like ‘Simply’, ‘Antihero’, ‘Saint’, ‘NY’ and the instrumental track ‘Up’.
The Asian acts performing at SXSW 2022 are:
ChihiroYamazaki +ROUTE14band (Kawasaki JAPAN)
Lil Cherry & GOLDBUUDA
Mudd The Student