The 2020 SXSW confirmed 9 African STARS for next year’s festival.
The 2020 SXSW would include A total of nine artists from the Africa continent, six of which are from South Africa, are among the first wave of Showcasing Artists on the SXSW 2020 line-up.
AKA, Cassper Nyovest, Amanda Black, Samthing Soweto, Nadia Nakai and Moonchild Sanelly will be representing South Africa in the festival which takes place in Austin, Texas annually.
Nigeria’s Simi and Lady Donli and Lesotho’s Morena Leraba are also on the line-up of showcasing artists, which consists of artists from 51 countries according to reports from Okayafrica.
The first wave of African artists is a great mixture of mainstream and niche artists, and it’s highly likely to get even better with more artists being added in the near future before the festival takes place.
the 2020 list faced a reduction in names of artist compared to the previous SXSW festival that took place March 2019 with a total number of 30 artist.
the 2019 Lineup were: Efya, E.L, Irene Ntale, Mr Eazi, Stanley Enow, Vector, Alternate Sound, Cassper Nyovest, Emma Nyra, Falz The bahdguy, Kagwe Mungai, Kofi Black, Seyi Shay, Tribal, Adekunle Gold, Anatii, Aramide, JOJO ABOT, Major League Djz, Mayorkun, SHIRAZEE, Victoria Kimani, Yemi Alade
The Head of Music Festival at SXSW James Minor said:
“This season’s first artist reveal is a compelling and diverse list of artists from all corners of the globe. In the continued spirit of discovery, we’re pleased to give the world a glimpse of what it can expect to see next March; a genre-spanning and defying lineup of artists you’ll undoubtedly be hearing about in the future.”
SXSW is taking place in Austin, TX between March 16 and 22.
View the current line-up Here