The second round of bands for next year’s SXSW festival in Austin, Texas have been announced.
Gary Numan, The Kooks and Cerebral Ballzy are amongst the acts playing the annual industry showcase. Sets will also come from James Bay, Arthur Beatrice, Bipolar Sunshine, Black Lips, Bully, Diarrhea Planet, Esben And The Witch, The History Of Apple Pie, Hurray For The Riff Raff, James Iha, John Newman, Morning Parade, Papa, Rey Pila, Royal Blood, Skaters, Skream, The So So Glos, Spires, Talib Kweli, Torres, Wardell and Wolf Alice.
Drenge, London Grammar and Bring Me The Horizon were among the first wave of bands to be confirmed for the event, which will take place in various venues across the city from March 7-16, 2014. They will join Avi Buffalo, DeLorean, Eliza Doolittle, Lovely Bad Things, Jessica Lea Mayfield, NO, Pure Love, Royal Canoe, Savoir Adore, Jack Savoretti and Urge Overkill at the festival. For a full list of names, visit SXSW.com. More bands will be announced in the coming months.
Keynote speakers for the festival’s film and interactive wings have also been revealed, with Lena Dunham of HBO’s Girls and Adam Savage of the Discovery Channel both talking at the event.
This year’s SXSW saw performances from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Haim, Alt-J, Vampire Weekend and Yeah Yeah Yeahs.