SXSW released the initial lineup for 2012, featured acts include Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Thee Oh Sees, Against Me! and many more. Check out the full list so far.

SXSW has announced the first batch of artists who will be playing the weeklong festival taking place March 9-18 of next year. Festival organizers work to bring artists from around the world to Austin in what has become one of the premiere weeks in music across the globe.

Highlights among the first batch include Against Me!, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Com Truise, Cloud Nothings, Thee Oh Sees, Motopony, VHS or Beta, Say Hi, Yukon Blonde and more.  This list is just the tip of the iceberg, SXSW usually announces showcases and other artists in the days leading up to the festival.

Registration for the festival is open and if you’re smart you will buy passes early and book hotels even earlier. You can register through SXSW here.

Below is the full list of announced artists:

Akina Adderley & The Vintage Playboys (Austin TX)

Against Me! (Gainesville FL)

Agent Fresco (Reykjavík ICELAND)

Ambition (Halifax CANADA)

ANR (Miami FL)

Antoine Reverb (Guadalajara MEXICO)

Avalanche City (Auckland NEW ZEALAND)

Balthazar (Gent BELGIUM)

Bare Wires (Oakland NY)

BeatauCue (Caen FRANCE)

Bestial Mouths (Los Angeles CA)

Big Deal (London UK-ENGLAND)

Big Scary (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)

The Black and White Years (Austin TX)

Black Books (Austin TX)

The Black Ryder (Sydney AUSTRALIA)

Michael Guy Bowman (Los Angeles CA)

Cashier No.9 (Belfast UK-N. IRELAND)

Class Actress (Brooklyn NY)

Cloud Nothings (Cleveland OH)

Com Truise (Princeton NJ)

Delay Trees (Helsinki FINLAND)

Delhi 2 Dublin (Vancouver CANADA)

Marianne Dissard (Tucson AZ)

Duck Fight Goose (Shanghai CHINA)

The Ettes (Nashville TN)

Fanzine (London UK-ENGLAND)

Fat Tony (Houston TX)

FEAR (Los Angeles CA)

Free Blood (Brooklyn NY)

THE GRANNIES (San Francisco CA)

Guadalupe Plata (Andalusia-Ubeda SPAIN)

He’s My Brother She’s My Sister (Los Angeles CA)

Howler (Minneapolis MN)

Ice Choir (Brooklyn NY)

I Got You On Tape (Copenhagen DENMARK)

il abanico (Bogota COLOMBIA)

Matthew Perryman Jones (Nashville TN)

Jonquil (Oxford UK-ENGLAND)

Just A Band (Nairobi KENYA)

Marit Larsen (Oslo NORWAY)

Letting Up Despite Great Faults (Los Angeles CA)

Library Voices (Regina CANADA)

Love Inks (Austin TX)

Maxim Ludwig & The Santa Fe Seven (Silverlake CA)

Mahogany (Chicago IL)

Marmalakes (Austin TX)

The Men (New York City NY)

Mind Spiders (Forth Worth TX)

Motopony (Seattle WA)

Mujeres (Barcelona SPAIN)

Musikanto (Chicago IL)

My Education (Austin TX)

Niki & The Dove (Stockholm SWEDEN)

Not In The Face!! (Austin TX)

Of Monsters and Men (Reykjavík ICELAND)

120 Days (Oslo NORWAY)

Outfit (Liverpool UK-ENGLAND)

The Parlotones (Johannesburg SOUTH AFRICA)

Parlovr (Montreal CANADA)

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals (Waitsfield VT)

Pure Love (Brooklyn NY)

Molly Rankin (Charlottetown PE)

ROGe (Rio De Janeiro BRAZIL)

Peter Rosenberg (New York NY)

Rosie and Me (Curitiba BRAZIL)

Royal Canoe (Winnipeg CANADA)

Gabriel Santiago Quintet (Rio de Janeiro BRAZIL)

Sauti Sol (Nairobi KENYA)

Say Hi (Seattle WA)

The Scoundrels (Las Vegas NV)

Shout Out Out Out Out (Edmonton CANADA)

Skewby (Memphis TN)

Skinny Lister (London UK-ENGLAND)

Soft Metals (Los Angeles CA)

Some Community (Sao Paulo BRAZIL)

Something Fierce (Houston TX)

Sore Losers (Lancaster TX)

SPEAK (Austin TX)

Spectrals (Leeds UK-ENGLAND)

Spycatcher (London UK-ENGLAND)

Sudakaya (Quito ECUADOR)

Talking To Turtles (Leipzig GERMANY)

Team Me (Elverum NORWAY)

Telebit (Bogotá COLOMBIA)

Thee Oh Sees (San Francisco CA)


Timbuktu (Toronto ON)

Truth Universal (New Orleans LA)

Turbogeist (London UK-ENGLAND)

Uncle Bad Touch (Montreal CANADA)

Uncle Lucius (Austin TX)


Vampillia (Tenjinmachi JAPAN)

V for Volume (Bogota COLOMBIA)

VHS or Beta (Brooklyn NY)

WAX (Dunkirk MD)

We Are The Ocean (London UK-ENGLAND)

We Barbarians (Brooklyn NY)

The Wedding Present (Brighton UK-ENGLAND)

Chelsea Wolfe (Los Angeles CA)

Young Magic (Brooklyn NY)

Yukon Blonde (Vancouver CANADA)

Yuksek(Paris FRANCE)

The Zoltars (Austin TX)