SXSW 2020: First Music Festival announcement, new speakers added, and more!

Are you ready for an incomparable digital experience that will take you to new destinations, new worlds, and new encounters? 

Discover the ideas that will renew your hope in tomorrow, reimagine the future, and recharge your energy at SXSW Online 2021. 

Yesterday they announced the first wave of 2021 Showcasing Artists. They’ll be bringing you unique performances from a global array of talent via their SXSW Online Connected TV app, and select content will be viewable in VR via SXSW Online XR.

Artists revealed include Japanese punk rockers Otoboke BeaverIndigo Sparke, whose desert folk debut LP is out this February on Sacred Bones; NYC’s feedback-embracing guitar annihilators A Place to Bury Strangers; ethereal singer-songwriter Shannen James; Canadian live-electronic/dance experimentalists Holy Fuck, and more.

They’re also bringing you showcases from Roskilde Festival, Taiwan Beats, Sounds from Spain, M for Montreal, Flipped Coin KOREA, Carefree Black Girl, New Zealand Music, Fierce Panda x End of the Trail, Brazil Inspires the Future, and ÅÄÖ…Sounds Swedish.

And a new round of Featured Speakers and Sessions was added to the Conference lineup covering the range of their 2021 programming themes. Speakers including Entrepreneur and Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson, Director, producer, and writer Erin Lee Carr, Artist and painter Torkwase Dyson, Psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author Lori Gottlieb, and tech founder and venture capitalist Alexis Ohanian join the roster. 

See you in mid-February when SXSW Online will open its doors so registrants can get a head start on networking!

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