Following some uncertainty on whether Sounds Australia would even head to SXSW this year — following the government announcing its axing of Sounds Australia funding, and then reinstating them — the music industry body has announced their date and venue for the annual Aussie BBQ.

The Aussie BBQ will return to Brush Square Park's East Tent for its third year in 2017, with the BBQ scheduled for Thursday, 16 March.

Sounds Australia are currently reaching out to the 45-strong contingent of Australian artists at the Austin, Texas mega-conference this year, including Vera Blue, Middle Kids, CW Stoneking, Tkay Maidza, Hockey Dad and Mansionair.

Speaking to The Music, Sound Australia's Millie Milgate teased of the Aussie BBQ bill, "We can tell you it's an incredibly strong group of acts representing this year!"

Sounds Australia will also be hosting two smaller showcases at BD Rileys on 14 March and 18 March.

As it stands, our current list of Aussies at SXSW this year is as below.

Vera Blue
CW Stoneking
Alex Cameron
Running Touch
The Rumjacks
The Elliotts
Oscar Key Sung
The Heart Collectors
Peking Duk
Alex Lahey
Thigh Master
Julia Jacklin
Middle Kids
Japanese Wallpaper
Josh Cashman
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
Slum Sociable 
Tkay Maidza
Totally Mild
Koi Child
Joel Sarakula
Hockey Dad
Gabriella Cohen
Slow Dancer
Black Rheno
Food Court
Beth Brown
All Our Exes Live In Texas
The Coconut Kids
Sui Zhen
Boo Seeka
Tim Wheatley
Hamish Anderson
Phantastic Ferniture
Cameron Avery