SXSW Music Festival will return to Austin in 2022 from March 14-20. Today, an initial lineup of more than 200 artists has been announced. The event will feature from Maxo Kream, Aeon Station, Duma, Ezra Furman, Claire Rousay, Horsegirl, A Giant Dog, Kristin Hersh, Brigid Mae Power, Maria BC, Silver Synthetic, Delta Spirit, Hrishikesh Hirway, and more. Find the entire line below.
The news comes after Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order restrictions COVID-19 vaccine instructions. Pitchfork reached out to SXSW for comment on what impact Abbott’s executive order will have on next year’s festival.
SXSW is holding an online festival in 2021 afterwards cancellation of the 2020 event due to COVID-19. The festival came a preliminary settlement in a class action lawsuit over 2020 ticket refunds. SXSW also sued their insurance company for settlement and legal fees.