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2011 welcomes the 25th Anniversary of the SXSW Music and Media Conference, one of the largest, most influential, and most anticipated music events of the year. Over 13,000 music industry professionals attended SXSW 2010 for compelling panels, industry discussions, demo listening sessions, trade show exhibits, and now six nights of music by no less than 1,978 acts representing 49 different countries, performing in 89 venues in downtown Austin, Texas. For 2011, SXSW plans on keeping with our tradition of continuously outdoing ourselves by bringing you even more of the absolute best mix of brand new, up-and-coming, international and legendary musical performances, planted all over Austin in bars, clubs, halls, parks and even in churches and a historical museum. No one is going to want to miss this landmark year.

Want to apply to play at the 2011 SXSW Music and Media Conference? Be sure to get your applications in as soon as possible for an opportunity to play at one of the most important music industry events of the year! Click here for info.

SXSW 2011 First Round of Invited Acts (all subject to change. more announcements still to come.)

A Place To Bury Strangers

Alcoholic Faith Mission

Ancestors

Apex Manor

The Appleseed Cast

Art vs Science

Asobi Seksu

Babe Rainbow

The Bees (UK)

Beni

Black Math Horseman

Black Spiders

Bombay Bicycle Club

Braids

Brandt Brauer Frick

Brother

The Cabriolets

Calder Quartet

Candy Claws

Capsula

Cast

Chapel Club

Chico Trujillo

Chikita Violenta

Clock Opera

Cloud Nothings

Coliseum

Coolrunnings

Dam Mantle

Designer Drugs

Doctor Krapula

Dredg

Ebony Bones!

Ed Harcourt

El Guincho

El Hijo de La Cumbia

Erland & The Carnival

Erykah Badu

FM Belfast

Frankie and the Heartstrings

Fujiya & Miyagi

Get People

Giana Factory

Givers

Go Back To The Zoo

Gypsyblood

The Head and the Heart

High Rankin

The Holidays

In Fear And Faith

Iron Age

The Jezabels

John Vanderslice

Jon Fratelli

Jonquil

Kamp!

Kids of 88

Klaxons

L.Stadt

Le Butcherettes

Lia Ices

Liam Finn

Light Pollution

The Luyas

The Main Street Gospel

Marcus Foster

Mark Eitzel

Miami Horror

Micachu and The Shapes

Miss May I

MSTRKRFT

Mujeres

Mustard Pimp

Naam

The Naked and Famous

Nite Jewel

Parts & Labor

Plan B

PS I Love You

Pulled Apart By Horses

Reset!

Rosie and Me

Scars On 45

Schlachthofbronx

Shilpa Ray

Small Black

Sol Pereyra

Spleen United

Starfucker

Steve Mason

Sun Airway

Superlitio

Suuns

The Swiss

Tego Calderon

Telekinesis

Thiago Pethit

Those Dancing Days

Tiê

Toro y Moi

Veronica Falls

Vicente Gayo

The War on Drugs

WhoMadeWho

Wild Flag

Wye Oak

Young Legionnaire

Yuck

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