Graham Coxon, Joy Formidable among first names confirmed for SXSW

Boxer Rebellion, James Blake and Operator Please also on the line-up

Graham Coxon, The Joy Formidable and The Boxer Rebellion are among the first acts confirmed for 2011’s South By Southwest (SXSW) festival.

Other acts confirmed for the multi-venue event, which takes place in Austin, Texas include James Blake, Operator Please and Kill It Kid.

The festival, which acts as an annual showcase for new bands but also features more established artists, will take place on March 16–20 next year.


More acts will be announced for the festival in the coming months. SXSW hosted over 2,000 bands in 2010.

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