Death By Denim, No Money Enterprise + more: Meet the Aussies playing SXSW 2021

Death By Denim, No Money Enterprise + more: Meet the Aussies playing SXSW 2021

The Texas mega-festival is going all-online in 2021, and there are more Australians than ever on board to celebrate.

Even the biggest festivals are having to undergo major shake-ups to survive the upcoming season, whether it be cancelling or postponing all together - the way forward used by mega-festivals like Coachella and Lollapalooza - or shifting things to a digital space to keep the music coming. Texan mega-festival SXSW is included in that; the multi-day hub for culture and entertainment moving completely online for the 2021 program, announcing that every facet of the forthcoming event - networking programs, performances, keynotes - are moving digital (a fair and smart move considering how slammed the US has been by COVID-19).

In the middle of the night, the first list of performers for South by South West's digital festival were announced, and perhaps as a byproduct of the festival's digital scope in 2021, it's loaded with more Australians than ever. Typically, SXSW is a huge affair for a blossoming homegrown act; one that's proved beneficial in break-out international moments numerous times over, worth it despite the huge cost to travel to Austin and set-up for a week's worth of performances. With those travelling expenses gone, the lineup is lush with talent far removed from the US, just find the Australian lineup for example.

Included in the first line up are: Alexander Biggs, Alice Skye, Beans, Death by Denim, Didirri, Indigo Sparke, Kee'ahn, The Merindas, No Money Enterprise and Shannen James; each Australian act being a name littering ones-to-watch lists for a while now, striving in their respective sounds and musical niches. There's also a bit of a New Zealand contingent too, notably Data Animal and Purple Pilgrims, with a full Music New Zealand showcase incoming.

There are some big internationals scattered amongst the ranks too. This year, you'll find English soul force Connie Constance, Toronto legends Holy Fuck, BRONSON collaborator lau.ra and Irish ones-to-watch Pillow Queens, amongst a stack of other names.

This year, the musical side of SXSW runs from March 16 to 20 2021, with more information to come. You can find more information and register to attend via the SXSW website here.

SXSW 2021 Lineup: 

AIRY (Nowon Gu SOUTH KOREA)
Alexander Biggs (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Alice Skye (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Alien Tango (Murcia SPAIN)
Anna B Savage (London UK-ENGLAND)
A Place To Bury Strangers (Brooklyn NY)
Astrid Sonne (Copenhagen DENMARK)
Autre Monde (Dublin IRELAND)
Baby Kahlo (Baltimore MD)
Beans (Geelong AUSTRALIA)
BELAKO (Bilbao SPAIN)
Benji Wild (Cardiff UK-WALES)
Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears (Austin TX)
Blushing (Austin TX)
Braids (Montreal CANADA)
Caiine (Manchester UK-ENGLAND)
Campfire Social (Wrexham UK-WALES)
Candeleros (Madrid SPAIN)
Connie Constance (Watford UK-ENGLAND)
Dan Bettridge (Cardiff UK-WALES)
Daniel Casimir and Tess Hirst (London UK-ENGLAND)
Data Animal (Auckland NEW ZEALAND)
Dayramir Gonzalez (Hacienda Heights CA)
Death by Denim (Perth AUSTRALIA)
Didirri (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Dingo Bells (Porto Alegre BRAZIL)
Do Nothing (Nottingham UK-ENGLAND)
Drinking Boys and Girls Choir (Daegu SOUTH KOREA)
Ego Ella May (London UK-ENGLAND)
El Shirota (Mexico City MEXICO)
Enno Cheng (Taipei City TAIWAN)
Enola Gay (Belfast IRELAND)
Family Jools (Bristol UK-ENGLAND)
Fire EX. (Kaohsiung TAIWAN)
Francisca Valenzuela (Santiago CHILE)
Golden Dawn Arkestra (Austin TX)
Grrrl Gang (Yogyakarta INDONESIA)
HAEPAARY (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Hazy Sour Cherry (Tokyo JAPAN)
Holy Fuck (Toronto CANADA)
Indigo Sparke (Byron Bay AUSTRALIA)
Jealous (Berlin GERMANY)
Jekyll (Blackpool UK-ENGLAND)
Kalpee (Chaguanas TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO)
Katy J Pearson (Bristol UK-ENGLAND)
Kee'ahn (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
lau.ra (London UK-ENGLAND)
Lilla Vargen (Ballymena UK-ENGLAND)
Los Blenders (Mexico City MEXICO)
Loshh (London UK-ENGLAND)
Luisa e os Alquimistas (Natal BRAZIL)
The Merindas (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Mimi Bay (Gothenburg SWEDEN)
The Mysterines (Liverpool UK-ENGLAND)
Nané (Austin TX)
Nanpa Básico (Bogotá COLOMBIA)
Nayana Iz (London UK-ENGLAND)
NekoJam (Taipei City TAIWAN)
No Money Enterprise (Brisbane AUSTRALIA)
Noya Rao (Leeds UK-ENGLAND)
Otoboke Beaver (Kyoto JAPAN)
Paul Jacobs (Montreal CANADA)
Paupière (Montreal CANADA)
Petite Amie (Mexico City MEXICO)
Pillow Queens (Dublin IRELAND)
Pote (Paris FRANCE)
Purple Pilgrims (Coromandel NEW ZEALAND)
PVA (London UK-ENGLAND)
Quanna (Savannah GA)
The Queendom (Atlanta GA)
Remi Burgz (London UK-ENGLAND)
Richard Spaven (London UK-ENGLAND)
Robocobra Quartet (Belfast UK-N. IRELAND)
Rosehip Teahouse (Cardiff UK-WALES)
Ruido Rosa (Mexico City MEXICO)
Samantha Sanchez (Miami FL)
Say Sue Me (Busan SOUTH KOREA)
School of X (Copenhagen DENMARK)
SEED Ensemble (London UK-ENGLAND)
Shannen James (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Sinead O'Brien (Limerick IRELAND)
Sir Woman (Austin TX)
Sorry (London UK-ENGLAND)
Squid (Bristol UK-ENGLAND)
Tebi Rex (Maynooth IRELAND)
TEKE :: TEKE (Montreal CANADA)
TENGGER (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Tessellated (Kingston JAMAICA)
Theon Cross (London UK-ENGLAND)
Tuyo (Curitiba BRAZIL)
TV Priest (London UK-ENGLAND)
Vaya Futuro (Mexico City MEXICO)
Virginia Wing (Manchester UK-ENGLAND)
Vocal Vidas (Santiago CUBA)
Walt Disco (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
Wavy The Creator (Lagos NIGERIA)
Weird Milk (Buckingham UK-ENGLAND)
Y2K92 (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Ydegirl (Copenhagen DENMARK)
Yoshi Vintage (Flint MI)

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