Round 2 – SXSW Announcements and Rumors

sxsw-2009While we were all settled in for a brief winter’s nap, SXSW was announcing more bands for the 2009 music festival. Ben Harper and Primal Scream are among the recent announcements, with thousands more names yet to be released.

Keep an eye on Do512 for SXSW updates over the next three months, as we will not only follow band announcements but also tell you where each one will be playing, and of course have more detailed day party information than any other source.

Following up on the first big round of SXSW announcements, here are some of the most recent additions:

The rumor list for SXSW is also building, and we came across this list of rumored acts at the link. Obviously, until we hear official word from SXSW, this is all speculation.

  • Billy Joel
  • Bloc Party
  • Carl Cox
  • Crystal Castles
  • Elton John
  • The Faces
  • Jane’s Addiction
  • Katy Perry
  • Les Claypool
  • Morrissey
  • Mute Math
  • The Presets
  • Roni Size / Reprazent
  • Santogold
  • Slash
  • The Ting Tings
  • Tiesto





December 30, 2008. sxsw.


  1. MooDaGreat replied:

    Johnny Goudie & The Little Champions has also been confirmed.

  2. Paulito replied:

    Ximena Sariana is a talent. Pop, jazz and smart. I saw her live in Los Angeles on Sept., small venue, totally impressed, the over capacity crowd sang every song with her, every word…her album, Mediocre, in my top 10 albums of 2008, is nominated for a Grammy in Feb. Oh, she’s also dating Omar from Mars Volta, silly fact I know, but people are silly…

  3. Earthbird replied:

    Cox, Size and Tiesto? It’s not that they aren’t good, but SXSW is supposed be about showcasing *new* talent. I hope it is indeed a rumor. Me wants fresh blood.

  4. Steven G. Harms replied:

    Nothing says “Austin’s spirit of independent music” quite like the faux-lesbian, autoharmonized into vocoder resonance stylings of Katy Perry.

  5. DONESKI replied:

    TIESTO…. you’ve got to be kidding me.

  6. Shawn replied:

    I’m not surprised to see Katy Perry on the rumor list. There’s always one or two pop-radio hitters making an appearance. Paramore last year?

    So far, I’m only excited about Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson, Gabriella Cilmi, and St. Vincent. But this is a festival of exploration, so I need to do some homework.

  7. Ray-Blog» Blog Archive » SXSW Confirmed and Rumors replied:

    […] SXSW artists, and the lovely folks at Do512 are helping out with an extensive list of confirmed and rumored musicians for […]

  8. The list for SXSW 2009 grows « Do512 Weblog Fun replied:

    […] up on our first two band announcements (Round 1, Round 2,) and now Round 3. The master list (still a work in progress) will be found at […]

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