Only a few days after fellow local event Laneway unveiled its line-up for its sixth SXSW party, Splendour In The Grass and The Falls Music & Arts Festival have announced their own colourful cabal of artists to soundtrack their barbecue-cum-showcase next week.
This year's line-up includes Aussie faves Hockey Dad and return performer Tkay Maidza (she also played their 2015 event), plus international talent such as British acts Youngr, Dream Wife and Mullally, Americans Lo Moon, Topaz Jones, Kaiydo and QTY, and even a couple of Norwegian concerns in Sigrid and Sløtface.
Like Laneway, Splendour and Falls have tended to include a few artists on their party bills that have ended up on ensuing festival stages, such as Gossling (Splendour), Skaters (Splendour) and Wolf Alice (Falls) back in 2014; Tkay Maidza and Urban Cone (both Splendour) in 2015; and Methyl Ethel, Beach Slang, The Wild Feathers (all Splendour) and HAELOS (Falls) in 2016.
Tkay and Hockey Dad played the most recent Falls Festival, though that doesn't necessarily preclude them from hitting the Splendour stage in 2017.
SXSW gets under way this Friday, 10 March, in Austin, Texas.
Splendour and Falls' SXSW party will be held at The Sidewinder from midday till 6pm. Entry and drinks are free, but you'll have to RSVP if you're going to be at South By and keen to check out the revelry.
Splendour In The Grass & Falls Festival
SXSW Party 2017 Line-up
12.30pm Lo Moon
1pm Hockey Dad
1.30pm Topaz Jones
3.30pm Dream Wife
4pm Tkay Maidza