Editor’s note: This is Part 4 in our festival rumor round up. Read Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. This round of rumors comes from @SXSWISLIFE. Want to sign-up to get on the list for every unofficial SX party? Sign-up today.
Chris Brown, Tyga, & Trey Songs joint tour ends on 3/8. They didn’t have a show in ATX, maybe they were saving that for SX.
Bush will be in Dallas on 3/11, Houston on 3/13, and San Antonio 3/14. Their tour schedule is completely open after that.
The Dirty Heads are playing a bunch of the music festivals coming up. They have SX availability on 3/16 – 3/22.
Sylvan Esso and The Generationals are on two separate tours right now. However, they have 2 upcoming shows together. One in Dallas on 3/24, and the other in Houston on 3/25. Both bands have 3/22 open for the last day of SX.
Benjamin Booker comes off of his European tour on 3/14. He is open for SX from 3/15-3/22 before he head out on his US tour.
RJD2 is in ATX on 2/28 and in Dallas on 3/14. His tour schedule permits him to be back in ATX for the music portion of the festival.
Gogol Bordello is currently on tour. It conveniently ends on 3/16, right before the music of SX jumps off.
Afrojack has been touring & playing nothing but music festivals. His tour ends right when SX starts.
Tiesto is in South Padre on March 21st. He is open for the last day of SX on 3/22. Not likely, but not impossible.
Cashmere Cat has 3/14 – 3/20, and 3/22 open for the possibility of showing up at SX. Although, he plays Austin at Mohawk on 2/26 (tickets are still for sale on for this date, if you want to catch the Austin show), but is in Dallas on 4/1 – 4/2.
Phantogram has been a SX staple for the the past couple of years, and they’re completely open to play this year’s fest.
Weezer would be HUGE — maybe its just me being hopeful, but they only have BURGERAMA Fest (3/28) and LoudWire Music Fest (6/26) on their schedule. So they are wide open to play at SX — but they did play Austin in December, so it might not be in the cards to come back so soon.
Speaking of BURGERAMA Fest (view full lineup), other artists playing that could show up in Austin: Beach Fossils, Bleached, and Fidlar. Artists confirmed for both BURGERRAMA and SX: Death Valley Girls, Gang of Four, Girl Band, Happyness, JEFF the Brotherhood, La Luz, Michael Rault, Part Time, Public Access TV, The Parrots, Twerps, and Vaadat Charigim.
Future Islands are on tour right now playing the festival circuit. After Pot of Gold Festival on 3/13, their schedule is open for SX.
Other artists on both the the Pot of Gold and SX lineup: AWOLNATION, Big Data, Bleachers, Grieves, and Joywave. Other artists that are playing Pot of Gold that could show up in Austin: Grizfolk, Hoodie Allen, KONGOS, and New Politics.
Reverend Horton Heat is on tour right now — and they have 3/16 – 3/22 open. They have scheduled tour dates in TX right after SX.
Oliver Heldens is a Dutch producer from the Netherlands. He has 3/19 – 3/20 open, in Padre Island on 3/21, then has 3/22 open.
Phox is a alt-folk-pop band from Wisconsin. They are out on tour w/ no stops in TX. Their schedule is open for all of the fest.
Lastly, The Treefort Music Festival is held in Boise, Idaho from March 25th – March 29th. Artists that are playing Treefort Fest that could show up at SX: Trampled by Turtles, !!! (Chk, Chk, Chk), Joyce Manor, Yacht, Emily Wells, Foxygen, Hurray for the Riff Raff (Update: Confirmed), Delicate Steve, Elephant Revival, and De Lux. Artists that SX and Treefort Fest share: Of Montreal, Viet Cong, Rubblebucket, Twerps, Matthew E. White, Beat Connection, ELEL, Geographer, Hikes, Yip Deceiver, Wild Ones, and Happyness.