South by Southwest has revealed the Australian artists and bands who will be showcased at the festival in 2015. South by Southwest is considered to be the world’s biggest and most prestigious music event, and a springboard to international stardom. It has been held in Austin for over 25 years. More than 300 Australian bands are expected to apply and get earlybird showcase submission for this year’s South by Southwest.
SXSW Australian/NZ representative Phil Tripp says he hopes to increase last year’s tally of 50 Australian artists, playing SXSW, to 70 in 2015. “We have a history of launching Australian talent through our showcases,” said Tripp. “[Offering] exposure to music executives and over 1000 media attending looking for the Next New Thing.”
The 28th South by Southwest Music Festival happens March 11-16 in Austin TX.
SXSW 2015 – Australian Artists
Angus & Julia Stone
Ball Park Music
The Gooch Palms