SXSW rocks into the weekend

Kings Of Leon get the party started

Day three of South By Southwest proved to be another eventful night in Austin and now, with the weekend hitting, the party spirit is out in full.

Today (March 17) the Austin event sees Kings Of Leon take to the stage for their official festival showcase.

Kicking off the day in typically raucous fashion will be UK hardcore punk outfit Gallows, while The Stooges will be one of the night’s main draws.

Later in the evening hotly tipped newcomers Tokyo Police Club and Lethal Bizzle will take to the stage.

Our US newsdesk is in town to bring you up-to-the-minute coverage from all of this year�s most important gigs, along with the best interviews and rumours rocking SXSW, while there will be full picture galleries online as the shows happen.

Meanwhile we have not one but two blogs coming straight from SXSW.

NME.COM/artists/toomuchinformation will bring you a behind-the-scenes look at this year�s event, along with exclusive interviews.

The Radar Blog is on the scene, keeping track of all the top new talent to be found at this year�s SXSW.

For full coverage check back to NME.COM/newmusic throughout the day.