South By Southwest, the Austin-based festival that combines music, film, and technology, will celebrate its 27th year next March. This morning, SXSW released a preliminary list of invited acts scheduled to perform during the weeklong music festival taking place March 12-17.
Highlights from the very long list include: the Mercury Prize winning Alt-J, Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore, Klaxons, Akron/Family, Brendan Benson, Marnie Stern, Why?, Ezra Furman, Turbo Fruits, Shakey Graves, Mac DeMarco, Pacific Air, Civil Twilight, Haim, The Rocketboys, and even The Zombies.
As the festival nears, more bands will be added to the lineup. Check out a much larger list of confirmed acts here.