The YouTube SXSW Festival Lineup Is Insanely Good

9 March 2016, 17:42 | Updated: 17 July 2017, 12:14

We the Unicorns

By Charleyy Hodson

We gotta get tickets to this festival ASAP.

Are you hyped up for Festival Season 2K16 yet? Don't worry if you're not, we're still in the early days of the year and tbh, it's still raining so much outside that the idea of 'sun and ice cream' still seems to be a long distant memory. However, if our recent V Festival lineup wasn't enough to kickstart your summer vibes, then we have amazing news because SXSW just announced their YouTube Stage performers and it's amazing.

Billboard announced the exclusive lineup earlier this week and we've been blasting bangers in Unicorns HQ ever since to get ready for the show. So without any further ado, here's every single act you can look forward to later on this month from the great state of Texas;

  • WEDNESDAY: Future, Santigold, Kehlani, Anderson.Paak, Dua Lipa, Banners
  • THURSDAY: Blood Orange, Chairlift, Lukas Graham, Aurora, Maren Morris, Tate Kobang
  • FRIDAY: Jamie XX, Troye Sivan, The Range, Lewis Del Mar, MUNA, Lapsley

As YouTube performers who found fame on the platform, we're stoked to see Aurora and The Range represent digital talent, but of course we're over the moon to report that Troye Sivan will actually be the headline act for Friday night along with Jamie XX. The three day lineup will be taking place from Wednesday the 16th of March until Friday the 18th, and will cover a range of genres from hip hop to electric dance music.

Rap sensation Future will be kicking off the show to launch a festival of live music that boats the most "eclectic list of established acts and enticing rising artists" to hit the music scene in the last few years. The YouTube Showcase will be open exclusively to people with SXSW wristbands and badge holders, so make sure you hop online and get your tickets before it's too late.