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Yola performing at SXSW 2019. (Stephen Olker/SXSW)

SXSW Music Festival is back this year featuring a diverse lineup of over 100 artists, including Indigo Sparkle, A Place to Bury Strangers, Francisca Valenzuela, Squid, Grrrl Gang and Darkoo.


This year's SXSW festival will be a completely digital experience, taking place from March 16-20. The complete music lineup can be viewed here.

The SXSW Music Festival also announced this year it will host world-class showcases and presenters, where pass holders can watch online as artists perform at unique venues in their home country. Presenters include AfroFuture Sounds, Damnably, EQ Austin, FOCUS Wales, Roskilde Festival, Taiwan Beats and more.

The unique online experience will feature musical performances from artists all around the world, ranging in style. And to add to the excitement, SXSW has released playlists for the 2021 music festival. The playlists are available on Apple Music, Spotify and Quobuz.

SXSW Online also announced last week keynote and featured speakers, along with conference sessions and headliners of SXSW FIlm Festival.

To attend this year's exclusive digital festival, purchase a SXSW Online pass. The pass will cover the entire festival, including conferences, workshops, SXSW Film Festival, musical performances, online exhibitions and more for $249. You can register online here.

This story has been updated to include more details on the festival.

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Sample some spirits
When: 11:30 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Where: Desert Door, 211 Darden Hill Rd. Driftwood
What: Attend Desert Door Distillery’s first Explorer Series of 2022. Guests will be able to sample Caliber on its own or in a delicious cocktail.

Eat some chili
When: 12 p.m. Saturday
Where: Sagebrush, 5500 S. Congress Ave.
What: Enjoy great chili and great music at the 14th Annual Chili Cold Blood Chili Cook-Off. All proceeds will be donated to Health Alliance for Austin Musicians in memory of Nick Curran.

Enjoy some local art
When: 4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Neill-Cochran House Museum, 2310 San Gabriel St.
What: The Neil-Cochran House Museum will host a multi-media art exhibition by Austin artist Nell Gottlieb, titled “Land as Persona: An Artist’s Journey.” Gottlieb works in multiple media to reexamine her coming of age, white and female in the Jim Crow South.

Catch some improv comedy
When: 7 p.m. Sunday
Where: GameOn! ATX, 1515 Dungan Ln.
What: ColdTowne ThrowDowne is an improv comedy tournament between troupes that will take place in front of a live studio audience and streamed live to the world on Twitch.

Catch a Johnny Cash-style show
When: 7:30 p.m. Sunday
Where: Georgetown Palace Theatre, 810 S. Austin Ave.
What: Experience music history with a unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, and the healing power of home and family set to the tune of the legendary Johnny Cash.