Nicole Atkins, The Chain Gang of 1974 among nearly 500 acts added to SXSW 2017
Spotlight on SXSW 2017

The 2017 installment of the popular South By Southwest Music Festival is already filled with talent such as Fastball, Joan of Arc, Slingshot Dakota, and Oliver Heldens. With the event coming up in nearly two months, the folks behind it decided yesterday to drop a massive amount of new names set to perform. They didn't announce a measly 200 acts like last time. This time, 498 acts from around the world were added.

The most noticeable acts revealed are California rapper MC Lars, The B-52s' Cindy Wilson, New Jersey punk act Ho99o9, California electronic act The Chain Gang of 1974, New Jersey singer-songwriter Nicole Atkins, who will release her new studio album Goodnight Rhonda Lee this year, and NYC punk outfit Peelander-Z. Some of the other bands set to perform include The Shanks, Hunter Sharpe, All Our Exes Live In Texas, Cloud Castle Lake, and Forecast in Rome. As expected, the lineup is subject to change. You can check out a selection of acts added to SXSW below. You can see the full list of performers here.

SXSW badges are on sale right now. While interactive, music, and film badges are $1125 a piece, the platinum badge, which is valued at $1,450, will get you primary access to all three sections of the festival. SXSW takes place from March 13 - March 19.

Acts added to SXSW 2017

5ive (Earth TX)
A-Town GetDown (Austin TX)
The Academic (Mullingar IRELAND)
Acid Tongue (Seattle WA)
Adele H (Bergamo ITALY)
Lydia Ainsworth (Toronto CANADA)
All Our Exes Live In Texas (Newtown AUSTRALIA)
Ariana and the Rose (New York NY)
Arise Roots (Los Angeles CA)
Jor’Dan Armstrong (Atlanta GA)
Ask Carol (Oslo NORWAY)
Nicole Atkins (Nashville TN)
BdotCroc & DJ Keezy (Minneapolis MN)
Bee Caves (Austin TX)
Belle Game (Vancouver CANADA)
Best Fern (Montreal CANADA)
Big AL Cherry (Monroe LA)
The Big Moon (London UK-ENGLAND)
Big Thief (Brooklyn NY)
Scott H. Biram (Austin TX)
Birds of Olympus (Wicklow IRELAND)
Birthday (Oakland CA)
Birthday Club (Houston TX)
Black Rheno (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
Blac Youngsta (Memphis TN)
Tiano Bless & One Family Band (Santiago CHILE)
Blueprint Blue (London UK-ENGLAND)
Kadhja Bonet (Los Angeles CA)
Boogarins (Goiânia BRAZIL)
Borchi y Su Doble Redoble (Mexico City MEXICO)
Cary The Dreamer (Miami FL)
Casi (Bangor UK-WALES)
Castlecomer (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
Castro (Dallas TX)
Nyck Caution (Brooklyn NY)
Chad Valley (Oxford UK-ENGLAND)
CHAI (Nagoya JAPAN)
The Chain Gang of 1974 (Los Angeles CA)
Chamothy The Great (Austin TX)
Chasca (San Marcos TX)
Chill Russell (Austin TX)
Christina (Shreveport LA)
Stef Chura (Detroit MI)
Churchwood (Austin TX)
Cloud Castle Lake (Dublin IRELAND)
Cat Clyde (London CANADA)
Co/ntry (Montréal CANADA)
Brent Cobb (Ellaville GA)
The Coconut Kids (Adelaide AUSTRALIA)
Coely (Antwerp BELGIUM)
Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs (Toronto CANADA)
Aaron Cole (Bristol VA)
Jacob Collier (London UK-ENGLAND)
Scott Collins (Austin TX)
Coma Pony (Chihuahua MEXICO)
Andrew Combs (Nashville TN)
De Osos (Mexico City MEXICO)
The Deslondes (New Orleans LA)
DeZorah (McAllen TX)
The Digital Wild (Austin TX)
Distractor (Costa Mesa CA)
The Districts (Philadelphia PA)
Divine Council (Richmond/Chicago VA)
Michael Dixon (Houston TX)
DJ Grip (Austin TX)
DJ J HEAT (Newark NJ)
DJ Overcomer (Dallas TX)
DJ RayRay (Taipei TAIWAN)
Dj Ride (Lisbon PORTUGAL)
DJ RS (Tokyo JAPAN)
Doeman (Houston TX)
Nicole Dollanganger (Toronto CANADA)
Ese Perro (Villa Lugano ARGENTINA)
Eureka California (Athens GA)
Raul Facio (El Paso TX)
A.S. Fanning (Dublin IRELAND)
Farida (Gjøvik NORWAY)
FARRO (Franklin TN)
Fat Tony (Houston TX)
Fauna Shade (Everett WA)
Faux Ferocious (Nashville TN)
Forecast in Rome (Mexico City MEXICO)
The Ghost Wolves (Austin TX)
GHXST (Brooklyn NY)
GIZZLE (Los Angeles CA)
Glockabelle (New York NY)
Gold Connections (Charlottesville VA)
Goldilox (Paris FRANCE)
GoldLink (Washington DC)
Gonzalla (Los Angeles CA)
The Greeting Committee (Kansas City KS)
Grounders (Toronto CANADA)
Grubby Little Hands (Philadelphia PA)
GS (Houston TX)
The Guadaloops (Mexico City MEXICO)
Guantanamo Baywatch (Portland OR)
Skylar Gudasz (Durham NC)
Gymshorts (Providence RI)
Clareta Haddon (Detroit MI)
Ha Ha Tonka (Springfield MO)
Hanato Chiruran (Tokyo JAPAN)
Happy Meals (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
Hawai (Dana Point CA)
Hello Nico (Taipei TAIWAN)
Navelle Hice (Chester, Pa PA)
The High Curbs (Chino CA)
High Waisted (New York NY)
Hippo Campus (Woodbury MN)
Ho99o9 (Newark CA)
Enrique Holmes (Atlanta GA)
Holy Bouncer (Barcelona SPAIN)
House of Kenzo (San Antonio TX)
David Howald (Vienna AUSTRIA)
Hugh (London UK-ENGLAND)
Humboldt (Valparaíso CHILE)
Hundred Visions (Austin TX)
Hunter Sharpe (Austin TX)
HXLT (Chicago IL)
Hyolyn (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
I.D.A.L.G. (Montréal CANADA)
Duquette Johnston (Birmingham AL)
Json (St Louis MO)
James Junius (Austin TX)
Kakkmaddafakka (Bergen NORWAY)
KAP G (College Park GA)
KeithCharles (Tampa FL)
Madeline Kenney (Oakland CA)
Kimokal (Jakarta INDONESIA)
King Henry (Los Angeles CA)
King Raam (Tehrān IRAN)
Joshua Kirksey (St Louis MO)
Kite (Stockholm SWEDEN)
Kirk Knight (Brooklyn NY)
Knox Hamilton (Little Rock KS)
Martin Kohlstedt (Weimar GERMANY)
Koi Child (Fremantle WA)
KREAM (Bergen NORWAY)
Janelle Kroll (New York NY)
Lizzo (Minneapolis MN)
Loah (Dublin IRELAND)
Locos por Juana (Miami FL)
Christian Löffler (Greifswald GERMANY)
Los Wilds (Madrid SPAIN)
Low Cut Connie (Philadelphia PA)
RG Lowe (Austin TX)
Magaly Fields (Santiago CHILE)
Magic Island (Berlin GERMANY)
Maglore (Salvador BRAZIL)
Tkay Maidza (Adelaide AUSTRALIA)
Mako (Los Angeles CA)
Danny Malone (Austin TX)
Manast LL' (Semoy FRANCE)
Manatee Commune (Seattle WA)
Calvin Martyr (Killeen TX)
The Mastersons (Los Angeles CA)
Matzka (Taitung TAIWAN)
Max de Castro (São Paulo BRAZIL)
Sean McConnell (Nashville TN)
MC Lars (Oakland CA)
Mouthe (Gothenburg SWEDEN)
Musclebeach (Denver CO)
Muuy Biien (Athens GA)
My Jerusalem (Austin TX)
MykeJay (Austin TX)
Nate the Beatbreaker Robinson (Houston TX)
Native Daughters (Denver CO)
Necropanther (Denver CO)
NE-HI (Chicago IL)
Barbara Nesbitt (Austin TX)
Night Beats (Austin TX)
Nightmare Air (Los Angeles CA)
Ninet (Tel Aviv ISRAEL)
NOIA (Barcelona SPAIN)
NVDES (Los Angeles CA)
Ocean Park Standoff (Los Angeles CA)
Oginalii (Nashville TN)
Okills (Mexico City MEXICO)
Open Mike Eagle (Chicago IL)
Otis the Destroyer (Austin TX)
Otoboke Beaver おとぼけビ~バ~ (Kyoto JAPAN)
Ovlov (Newtown CT)
Panteón Rococó (Cdmx MEXICO)
:papercutz (Porto PORTUGAL)
The Paranoyds (Los Angeles CA)
Parker Lane (Los Angeles CA)
PARTYBABY (Los Angeles CA)
Peelander-Z (Austin TX)
Melissa Polinar (Fort Worth TX)
Port Juvee (Calgary CANADA)
Protistas (Santiago De Chile CHILE)
Psalmist Raine (Chicago IL)
QTY (New York NY)
Quiet Kids (Mcallen TX)
Rainbow Kitten Surprise (Boone NC)
RajiTheOne (Minneapolis MN)
Rascasuelos (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)
Porter Ray (Seattle WA)
Lawrence Rothman (Los Angeles CA)
Curtis Roush (Austin TX)
Gabriel Royal (New York NY)
Rude Kid (London UK-ENGLAND)
The Rumjacks (Marrickville AUSTRALIA)
Run River North (San Fernando Valley CA)
RYAN Playground (Montreal CANADA)
Sad13 (Philadelphia PA)
Ságan (Bogota COLOMBIA)
SAINt JHN (New York NY)
Saint Leonard's Horses (London UK-ENGLAND)
Saint Pé (Nashville TN)
Salt Cathedral (Brooklyn NY)
The Sandinistas (Tredegar UK-WALES)
San Holo (Zoetermeer NETHERLANDS)
SassyBlack (Seattle WA)
Satellite Young (Tokyo JAPAN)
Alexandra Savior (Portland OR)
The Shanks (Mono CANADA)
Slum Sociable (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Smino (St Louis MO)
Caroline Smith (Minneapolis MN)
Soaked (Austin TX)
Someone Who Isn't Me (Athens GREECE)
Jay Som (Oakland CA)
Son Fino (Mexico City MEXICO)
Sosamann (Houston TX)
Soviet Soviet (Pesaro ITALY)
Daniel Spaleniak (Łódź POLAND)
Spinning Coin (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
Splashh (London UK-ENGLAND)
Square Peg Round Hole (Philadelphia PA)
Starley (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
Christopher Paul Stelling (Brooklyn NY)
James Stevens (Austin TX)
Stove (Newtown CT)
Will Stratton (Beacon NY)
Suburban Living (Philadelphia PA)
Sulfur (Charlotte NC)
Summer Cannibals (Portland OR)
Sundara Karma (Reading UK-ENGLAND)
Sunset Rollercoaster (Taipei TAIWAN)
Luke Sweeney (San Francisco CA)
Sykes (London UK-ENGLAND)
Tall Friend (Philadelphia PA)
Tennis System (Los Angeles CA)
That Poppy (The Internet TN)
The Howlin Brothers (Nashville TN)
Thirdstory (New York NY)
Jaye Thomas (Kansas City MO)
Turquoise Jeep (Atlanta GA)
Tuvaband (Oslo NORWAY)
The Ugly Beats (Austin TX)
Vagabon (New York NY)
Ryan Vail (Derry UK-N. IRELAND)
Vakero (San Pedro De Macoris DOMINICAN REPUBLIC)
The Van T's (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
The Velveteins (Edmonton CANADA)
VHS Collection (New York NY)
Victoria "La Mala" (Mexico City MEXICO)
Victorious (Austin TX)
The Vryll Society (Liverpool UK-ENGLAND)
Waco Brothers (Chicago IL)
The Walkings (Tokyo JAPAN)
Warbly Jets (Los Angeles CA)
Cindy Wilson (of The B-52s) (Athens GA)
WNDR (Oslo NORWAY)
Womps (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
Wonfu 旺福 (Taipei TAIWAN)
Woodes (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
WRAY (Birmingham AL)
Xinobi (Lisbon PORTUGAL)
Yawpers (Denver CO)
YFN Lucci (Atlanta GA)
Young Mister (Asheville NC)
Youngr (London UK-ENGLAND)
Sui Zhen (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Zipper Club (Los Angeles CA)
ΣTELLA (Athens GREECE)