It feels like SXSW 2017 only just wrapped up but we are already gearing up for next year as a bunch of Aussie acts have been announced on the 2018 music bill today. 

Heading to Austin, Texas, next March to perform at the festival includes Gang Of Youths, Dean Lewis, Stella Donnelly, Stonefield, Totally Mild, Ruby Fields, Bad Pony, Sloan Peterson, Brightness, Castlecomer, Cursed Earth, Fatai, Hatchie, Benji Lewis, Lolo Lovina, Jess Ribeiro and RVG, as well as New Zealand's own Marlon Williams.

The Australian names join a stacked line-up that also features international artists such as Ace Tee, The Wedding Present, Baywaves, DYGL, Farina, Hater and Higher Brothers.

The artist announcement follows yesterday's new round of keynote speakers which will include Keith Urban, director Darren Aronofsky and This American Life creator and host Ira Glass.

Registrations to attend SXSW 2018 close on 20 October; for more details, including a look at the full music and speaker line-up, check out the festival website.