SXSW Announces Initial Lineup

Everyone’s favorite southern music and film festival is right around the bend! Well, maybe March isn’t exactly right around the bend, but between today’s line up announcement and festival details, we’re aching to share the good news about South By Southwest.

Among the festival’s line up announcement was Hawthorne Heights, Charlotte Church, Driver Friendly, Of Mice & Men and OurStage’s own Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown.

SXSW will take place March 12-17, 2013 in Austin, TX, and the full line up can be seen here.

Check back with OurStage, and we’ll keep you up to date on the latest SXSW happenings. Don’t forget to let us know your thoughts on the current line up in the comments.

If you like Driver Friendly, check out OurStage artist Dawnoverzero.

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