Editor’s note: This is Round 2 in our 2018 fest rumor round up report. This round of rumors comes from @WhoaCo. 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, 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, @WhoaCo brings you more top guesses for fest additions.
Smino: In our “most likely to appear soon as an XXL freshman” list, this guy is pretty close to the top. He’s at BUKU, he’s gaining traction, he’s primed for a big year. We say keep your eyes peeled.
Injury Reserve: These guys almost purposely left a gap for music week. We put them as a high possibility and you should definitely catch them if you get the chance.
Famous Dex: Good ole Dexter still churning out southern rap hits. He’s at this years BUKU fest and has an open schedule after that. Meet us in the pit because his shows get rowdy. He’s a definite possibility.
Kali Uchis: She’s an SX alum and coming off a huge tour with Lana Del Rey, we really hope this fashion queen brings her smooth unique brand of R&B back to the festival this year.
BROCKHAMPTON: After releasing a trilogy called Saturation, which could easily be our AOTY in 2017, these San Marcos natives are primed to make a huge wave at the fest this year before heading out to Coachella. Their tour ends 3/9 so we are putting them as almost definite if not highly likely.
Jungle: This brand new musical group has a soulful beautiful sound. With only one album out, they’re already on major music festival lineups including Coachella and Bonnaroo. Their tour starts April 3, so why wouldn’t they stop by during music week?
Lil Xan: His tour ends in Georgia on march 6, so he could swing by. Lil Xan is one artist getting all the buzz right now making the fest a perfect place for a pop-up performance.
Lil Skies: This Pennsylvania rapper is attracting a lot of attention with his debut album just being released along with music videos that are directed by Cole Bennet and also famous YouTube friends CUFBOYS. It should be a no-brainer that he should go to to SX.
YUNG TRUNKS: With no tour dates announced, this a Florida-based rapper could show up at the fest.
Craig Xen: Craig Xen is a newer rapper with an in-your-face flow. The rapper has no tour dates listed making him potentially free to come to Austin in March.
Robb Banks: This Cash Money Records artist has hype new sound folks enjoy and has been around for a minute, but is now getting talked about more. With no tour dates announced, he’s also a potential name to add to the fest.
HELLASKETCHY: At only 16 years old, HELLASKETCHY is putting out some of the ost fun music we’ve come across. He’s an Austin local so let us all hope that he can get off of school for music week.
$uicideboy$ : These two NOLA rappers definitely have their signature style with a dark gothic style of rap and a huge fanbase. These boys really have some of the craziest shows we’ve seen and their current tour dates end in February, so let’s hope they have it in them to come to Austin.