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The Black Keys, Lime Cordiale, Bootsy Collins Set For SXSW 2024

The Black Keys aren’t just coming to Texas for a talk.

Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney, founding members of the six-times Grammy Award winning blues-rock outfit, are already locked-in as keynote speakers for the 2024 edition of South by Southwest. When the annual live music bonanza rolls around this March, the dynamite duo will also join the lineup of performers.

Organizers today (Jan. 24) announce the third wave round of showcasing artists for the 38th annual edition of the SXSW Music Festival, set for March 11-16 in Austin, TX.


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As previously reported, Auerbach, the band’s singer and guitarist, and Carney, the Black Keys’ drummer, will lend their support to the new documentary, This is a Film About The Black Keys, which enjoys its world premiere at the SXSW Film & TV Festival.

The Black Keys lead a list that’s predictably stacked with heavyweights and hot newcomers from around the globe.

Among the highlights are U.S. funk legend Bootsy Collins; ARIA Award-winning, chart-topping indie Sydney act Lime Cordiale; and Finland’s Eurovision Song Contest 2021 reps Blind Channel.

Other performers in the latest wave include include Angélica Garcia (El Monte, CA), The Black Keys (Akron OH), Boza (Panama), Chase Shakur (Atlanta, GA), Fabiana Palladino (London, U.K.), Flyana Boss (Los Angeles CA), and GOKUMON (UchikubiGokumonDoukoukai) (Tokyo Japan).

They following a first round that included British indie band Dry Cleaning, New York punk rockers Bodega, and Swedish alternative act Waterbaby, and a second announcement with Glasser, SPRINTS, GRÓA, Gruff Rhys, Ho99o9, Holly Macve and many others.

Founded in 1987 in Austin, TX, SXSW has grown to encompass tech, film and TV, music, education and culture. The entirety of the 2024 conference and festival will run from March 8-16.

In April 2021, it was announced that SXSW signed a “lifeline” deal with P-MRC, a joint venture between Penske Media Corporation and MRC, making P-MRC a stakeholder and long-term partner with the Austin festival. P-MRC is the parent company of Billboard.

SXSW 2024 is sponsored by Porsche, C4 Energy, Delta, and The Austin Chronicle.

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