Editor’s note: This is Round 2 in our 2016 fest rumor round up report. This round of rumors comes from @ATXconcert. Keep up with who to follow on Twitter for fest news with our list of best users to follow. We’re also updating the party calendar daily as event information is released – want to sign-up to get on the list for every unofficial party? Sign-up today. The list of official artists keep growing daily with over 1,000 bands and musicians on the list, but this list is more about who hasn’t been announced yet, but might play at the fest. By looking at tour schedules and following artist rumors, @ATXconcert brings you the top guesses for fest additions.
WHO: Emily Kinney is an American actress and singer, best known for her role as Beth Greene on AMC’s horror drama television series The Walking Dead.
WHY: Emily cancelled her show at the Parish in Austin scheduled for November 13th, 2015. She currently only has 4 shows on her books, 2 of which are in Texas. She is in Fort Worth on 3/12 and Houston on 3/13, with all of Music Week open. Note: Emily is now confirmed!
WHO: Elle King is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Her musical style encompasses Country, Soul, Rock, and Blues.
WHY: Elle is a huge fan of the festival. She has a show in Austin on 3/9, Grand Prairie on 3/11, and Houston on 3/12. She has all of Music Week off.
WHO: Coheed and Cambria is an American progressive alternative rock band from Nyack, New York. The group’s music incorporates aspects of progressive rock, pop, heavy metal, and post-harcorde.
WHY: They are currently on a tout in support of their October 2015 release The Color Before the Sun. They have 3/16 open, in Houston on 3/17, open on 3/18, in Dallas on 3/19, and open on 3/20. It is very likely that they will show up on any of those open dates.
WHO: Baio is an American musician, best known for being the bassist for the New York City-based indie rock band Vampire Weekend. He also releases as a record producer, and his debut solo album The Names was released in September 2015.
WHY: Everyone knows our festival sets the tone for music for the rest of the year. With Baio recently releasing his debut solo album, it’s seems somewhat likely that he will show up. His international spring tour has no stops in Texas, and a gap for the entire fest.
WHO: Joywave is an American indie rock band from Rochester, New York. The band is best known for its collaboration with electronic music project Big Data’s “Dangerous”, which peaked at number one on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart.
WHY: They are about to trek across the US with Metric on their “I Can See the End” tour with no stops in Texas. If they make it to the fest, it would probably be between 3/18-3/20.
WHO: Griz is an American DJ and electronic producer from Michigan. He is known for playing the saxophone along with producing funk, electro-soul, and self-described future-funk.
WHY: His spring tour starts in February, has no stops in Texas, with a gap for our festival from 3/13-3/23.
WHO: Future is an American hip-hop artist from Atlanta, Georgia. He unexpectedly released his third album, DS2, in July 2015, which earned him his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
WHY: His “Purple Reign” tour starts on 2/17 with no stops in Austin. He is in San Antonio on 3/10, Dallas on 3/11, and Houston on 3/13. He has 3/14, 3/16, and 3/20 for a possible show at our festival. Note: shout out to this account for catching this rumor.
WHO: Ty Dolla $ign is an American hip-hop and R&B recording artist from Los Angeles, California. He first gained major recognition in 2010, through his appearance on YG’s “Toot it and Boot It”, which Ty Dolla Sign wrote and produced. He is most known for his hit songs “Or Nah” and “Blasé”.
WHY: Ty Dolla is joining Future on his “Purple Reign” tour, which has no shows in Austin. He is in San Antonio on 3/10, Dallas on 3/11, and Houston on 3/13. Ty has 3/14, 3/16, and 3/20 for a somewhat likely show at our festival.
WHO: Death Cab for Cutie are an American indie/alternative rock outfit hailing from Bellingham, Washington. Formed in 1997, the band consists of frontman Ben Gibbard, bassist Nick Harmer, and drummer Jason McGerr.
WHY: There is a slim chance that Death Cab could show up during the fest. They wrap up a tour in Singapore on 3/7, have a gap from 3/8-3/18, before they spend a 12 day stint in Canada for their “Lights on The Horizon” tour. If it happens at all, it would likely be on 3/18. It also makes since that Metric would show up too, they are tour mates for the Canada dates.
WHO: Metric are a Canadian band with an eclectic, adventurous outlook, whose music encompasses elements of synth pop, new wave, dance-rock, and electronica.
WHY: Metric are about to hit the road on their “I Can See the End” tour. The tour starts on 2/12 in Chicago and runs through 3/17, with no stops in Texas. Although it is a small chance, they would also likely show on 3/18, before they join Death Can on their “Lights on the Horizon” tour.