The SXSW 2019 Music Festival has already added 300+ artists with more added weekly. SXSW also announced new additions to the Film festival as well. The below are both SXSW 2019 Music and Film festival recent additions recently released by SXSW.
Excitingly their new additions include DC indie punks Priests, iconic NYC post-punk group Bush Tetras, and buzzy R&B acts Pink Sweat$ and Kevin George. Also now joining the SXSW Music festival is Congolese DIY dance collective KOKOKO!, Peruvian indie rockers Mundaka, and experimental pop performer BEA1991 — and multi-platinum songwriter Ross Golan will perform The Wrong Man, his concept album coming out soon on Interscope Records. The Wrong Man is an incredibly poignant look at capital punishment and wrongful imprisonment. In addition, he’ll be giving the Featured Session on “Song Math” as well as doing a live episode of his hit podcast And The Writer is…
This year the SXSW Music Festival is pleased to present first-time showcase lineups by Spacebomb Records, YEAR0001, Playtime Festival Mongolia, Don’t Come to LA, She Shreds, Verve Label Group, and Mahogany, as well as highly anticipated returning showcases from Communion, Gorilla vs. Bear + Luminelle, and BBC. SXSW will also be celebrating the 25th anniversary of Bloodshot Records and hosting a 10th year anniversary showcase for Sounds from Columbia. Details on lineups and venue locations will be released in the coming weeks along with more artists and showcases. For more information about the SXSW Music festival please click here.
SXSW Film Festival recently announced the world premiere of Jordan Peele’s Us as the Opening Night Film for the 26th edition of the SXSW Film Festival on Friday March 8, 2019. Set in present day along the iconic Northern California coastline, Us, stars Oscar® winner Lupita Nyong’o as Adelaide Wilson, a woman returning to her beachside childhood home with her husband, Gabe (Black Panther’s Winston Duke), and their two children (Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex) for an idyllic summer getaway.
Haunted by an unexplainable and unresolved trauma from her past and compounded by a string of eerie coincidences, Adelaide feels her paranoia elevate to high-alert as she grows increasingly certain that something bad is going to befall her family. After spending a tense beach day with their friends, the Tylers (Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Cali Sheldon, Noelle Sheldon), Adelaide and her family return to their vacation home to discover the silhouettes of four figures standing in their driveway. Us pits an ordinary American family against a terrifying and uncanny opponent: doppelgängers of themselves.
Peele produces for his Monkeypaw Productions, alongside Monkeypaw creative director Ian Cooper, in the company’s first solo production venture. Also producing are Sean McKittrick and Jason Blum. Written and directed by Peele, Us will be released by Universal Pictures on Friday, March 22, 2019. For more information about this opening night film please click here.
We will be covering SXSW 2019 and will continue to provide you all with updates as March comes closer. Registration is open for SXSW and you have 4 days before the prices increase! To register for SXSW 2019 please click here. For more information about SXSW please visit: www.sxsw.com.