Kurt Vile, BANKS, Hieroglyphics, The Cynics, Madlib, J.Rocc, Jonwayne, Gangsta Boo, Bear’s Den, Boys Noize. Schoolboy Q, Isaiah Rashad, The Hold Steady, Laura Mvula, Nas, and Flosstradamus. Anyone else think Gangsta Boo will bring out Juicy J?!
Word has been floating around about Skrillex shows and the collaboration with Boys Noize being confirmed. Which only leads us to believe that we can see a performance from Dog Blood to follow.
This is kind of a stretch, but all three members of Swedish House Mafia will be in town premiering a documentary at SXSW Film. Possible reunion show? We hope so!
Any fans of Alabama’s Catfish Billy? Yelawolf’s tour kicks off on 3/20 in Colorado which could mean a possible stop at SX
And with the recent announcement of the Pegasus Music Festival, Brand New might finally come to SXSW! Fingers crossed.
- With the UME Festival happening in South Padre on March 12 – 15, it’s possible that headliners Steve Aoki, Zedd, Bassnectar and Tiesto could be coming to Austin for SXSW.
- Guns N’ Roses are playing a show in Mexico City on March 16. Could they be coming to Austin around then as well?
- The Houston Rodeo is happening all month in March, so many of the artists that are performing there – including Usher, REO Speedwagon and Maroon 5 – could come to SXSW 2014.
- In the past, artists that are playing at the Coachella Festival in California have also shown up at SXSW. This year, the performers at Coachella include Chance the Rapper, Lorde and Muse.
- Eminem has a huge shot at showing up this year. Shady Records rap group Slaughterhouse have announced a tour with five dates beginning in Austin at SXSW. The upcoming Slaughterhouse record features confirmed SXSW artist Action Bronson, who recently announced an upcoming tour with Eminem via YouTube. Last time Slaughterhouse came to SXSW, Eminem joined them for their set. All the evidence suggests that Slim Shady will be in Austin.
- Popular boy band One Direction was asked by Perez Hilton on Twitter to come perform at his SXSW party. Could they come through?
- Although he has a tour with no Texas dates, Billy Joel has gaps in his concert schedule from March 10-13 and March 15-20. The Stranger could be coming to SXSW during that time.
- This one’s a long shot, but with Robert Plant now living in Austin, could Led Zeppelin come to SXSW 2014? We can only hope!
- Cee Lo Green has a free schedule, and Danger Mouse will be touring nearby with Broken Bells. We wouldn’t be surprised if we saw Gnarls Barkley perform.
- Tom Morello is a frequent SXSW guest and he is touring with Bruce Springsteen this year. It’s not impossible that they put on a secret show.
- Forest Swords is already a confirmed SXSW act, so their touring buddy How To Dress Well could perform.
- Gangsta Boo is also confirmed, so Juicy J is highly likely to be around as well.
- The Maverick Music Festival is happening a little further south in San Antonio after SXSW. Don’t be surprised if performers like Run The Jewels and Washed Out come to Austin first.
- Boys Noize is an official act this year. Could he put on a secret show with Skrillex as their side-project Dog Blood? It’s totally possible.
- All three members of Swedish House Mafia will be at SXSW for a documentary premiere. Could this be the reunion show we’ve been waiting for?
- After lying dormant, Brand New have announced a couple of summer shows. It’s a small possibility that they could come perform in Austin.
- @JacobStetson tweeted this out. Could Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga be performing at SXSW 2014?
- Nas is reissuing his famous album “Illmatic” for its 20-year Anniversary. He’s announced a couple of tour dates so far so South by Southwest shouldn’t be out of the realm of possibility.
- Bun B’s wife may have revealed that he is playing SXSW.
- Andre 3000 is premiering his movie at SXSW this year, and we already know Outkast is reuniting at Coachella. Maybe, they’ll perform at SXSW too.
- The Workaholics guys threw a huge party last year for SXSW 2013. Could a repeat be in store? Comedy Central has already booked a venue in Austin.
- John Legend starts his tour soon after SXSW. A secret show in Austin could be in store.
How To Attend
Usually, in order to get into these secret shows, it has to be a “right place, right time” sort of thing. Venues and insiders tweet out details about the event days or hours before it happens and you need to RSVP to have a shot at getting in. The problem is, with literally hundreds of shows going on at once, it can be a nightmare trying to find out the info you need for the show you want to go to. Luckily, a new service called RSVPster can RSVP for you and give you all of the latest info in an organized fashion.
Here’s how RSVPster works. We recommend setting up a whole new e-mail address for this. For just $40, RSVPster will automatically RSVP you to all SXSW unofficial events and parties as they are announced and made available. You fill out one RSVP form, and RSVPster will do the rest for you. Your e-mail will be flooded with confirmation e-mails for these hundreds of parties (why we recommend a new e-mail address), but with the help of RSVPster’s organized party calendar that can sync directly with your phone, you can pick the events that you want to go to and confirm the reservations that matter to you. Although you will still have to wait in line for most of these parties to get in, first-timer SXSWers swear by it and it will give you the best chance of not missing out on some of these legendary secret performances that are sure to happen.
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SXSW 2014 Ticket Prices
Tickets (thru Feb 7): Platinum (Music + Film + Interactive): $1595; Gold (Film + Interactive): $1395; Music: $750; Film: $625; Interactive: $1195
Tickets (walkup): Platinum: $1695; Gold: $1495; Music: $795; Film: $650; Interactive: $1295
Registration (Platinum, Film, Interactive, Gold): Thursday, March 6th: 9am-10pm; Friday, March 7th: 9am-11pm; Saturday, March 8th: 9am-6pm; Sunday, March 9th: : 9am-6pm; Monday, March 10th: : 9am-6pm; Tuesday, March 11th: : 9am-6pm; Wednesday, March 12th: 9am-10pm; Thursday, March 13th: 9am-10pm; Friday, March 14th: 10am-7pm; Saturday, March 15th: 11am-4pm
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