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Aussie SXSW 2015 Cohort Swells To Over 30 Acts

Written by Tom Williams on February 5, 2015

The Aussie contingent of South By Southwest 2015 has expanded to an impressive total of over 30 confirmed artists, thanks to some recent additions including Canberra three-piece SAFIA (pictured), New South Wales singer-songwriter Steve Smyth, Melburnian singer-songwriter Hamish Anderson and producer duo Carmada.

Other Australian acts which have been added to SXSW over the festival’s two latest lineup announcements are West Australian alt-rock trio The Love Junkies, Sydney indie-folk duo Oxford & Co. and, strangely, Gold Coast pop singer and actor Cody Simpson, who departed major label Warner Bros. Records in 2014.

Now just over a month out from SXSW, which begins in Austin, Texas in mid-March, Australia has seen over 60 musical acts receive invitations to attend.

“This is a far cry from when I started as the SXSW representative from Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii in 2002 with only 20 delegates and five bands,” says SXSW’s Phil Tripp in a press release. “SXSW has had a major impact on homegrown artists over the past decade with hundreds of showcases and dozens of major deals done.”

Other Aussie acts already confirmed for SXSW 2015 include Kirin J Callinan, The Kite String Tangle, Meg Mac, Tkay Maidza, Courtney Barnett and Angus & Julia Stone. View the full updated list of Aussies, below.

For more information, visit the SXSW website.

Watch: SAFIA – You Are The One

SXSW 2015 – Australian Artists

Hamish Anderson
The Love Junkies
Oxford & Co.
Cody Simpson
Steve Smyth


Peter Bibby
Kirin J Callinan
The Delta Riggs
Fraser A. Gorman
The Kite String Tangle
Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders
Meg Mac
Tkay Maidza
Bonnie Mercer
Oscar Key Sung
San Cisco
Angus & Julia Stone
Ball Park Music
Courtney Barnett
The Church
The Gooch Palms
Demi Louise
Hiatus Kaiyote
Gang Of Youths

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