13 Must-Follows For SXSW 2013

SXSW ever year presents a lot of excitement, a lot of hype and a lot of craziness. And it's also a big mess of confusion, if you're not careful. As the festival becomes more and more overcrowded, the party-hopping on 6th Street can be kind of stressful. Luckily, there are individuals and brands that have learned from experience and stepped up to help festival-goers.

We understand the overwhelmingness of the world's biggest music festival, and we've done our best to provide some suggestions that may make your trek across downtown Austin as fun and stress-free as possible.

Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z to Headline Wireless Festival

So maybe this is just foreshadowing what's to come? As we previously reported, Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z have allegedly been working on a multi-city tour together. The first positive sign has on Monday been confirmed as the duo will headline Wireless Festival 2013 at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, being held July 12-13. The lineup also includes Frank Ocean, Miguel, Kendrick Lamar, and much more.

SXSW Adds More Acts: Earl Sweatshirt, Chief Keef, Josh Ritter, Mykki Blanco & More

The best SXSW lineup has somehow managed to get even better. As of Saturday, more acts have been added to the event, including: Earl Sweatshirt, Chief Keef, Josh Ritter, Flying Lotus’ hip-hop side-project Captain Murphy, Billy Bragg, Hanni El Khatib, Dillon Francis, Amanda Palmer, Phosphorescent, Weekend, Mykki Blanco, Future Unlimited, Tijuana Panthers and California X.

WATCH: Yeah Yeah Yeahs to Perform at SXSW; Album Teaser Unveiled

As we previously reported, Yeah Yeah Yeahs' upcoming album, Mosquito, will arrive on April 16. But in anticipation of the new record, the band on Wednesday released a teaser of a new song along with news that they will be performing a show at SXSW, as part of NPR’s music showcase. They will be performing at Stubbs on March 13, along with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, and the event will be streaming via NPR.

Hangout Festival Lineup Confirmed: Tom Petty, Kendrick Lamar, The Shins, Ellie Goulding & More

Gulf Shores, Ala., is gearing up for another Hangout Music Fest this spring. The initial lineup was revealed early Wednesday morning, with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Kings of Leon and a third headliner (to be announced shortly) leading the pack. The three-day event will, of course, take place once again in Gulf Shores on May 17-19.

New Wave of SXSW Acts Announced: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Tegan & Sara, Vampire Weekend

More great music news! SXSW has announced a third wave of acts to perform at this year's festival, which will apparently bring together a ridiculous amount of talent. The event, which takes place March 12-17, will now include Vampire Weekend, Eagles of Death Metal, Local Natives, Frightened Rabbit, Tegan and Sara, Black Lips, Wild Belle, The Besnard Lakes, Camera Obscura, Fitz and the Tantrums, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Mr MFN eXquire, The Thermals, Icona Pop, Allah-Las, AZARI & III, Bleached, Merchandise, and Psychic Twin.

SXSW Announces Second Round of 2013 Lineup

Following last month's first round lineup announcement, SXSW has confirmed some hefty new additions to its 2013 slate. With only three months to go, the roster is already looking very good. Last month's list included Civil Twilight, Alt-J, The Staves, Gold Fields, Lecrae, David Ramirez, Matthew Perryman Jones, The Dunwells, Atlas Genius and White Lung. Today, even more reason to get excited—with Ra Ra Riot, The Joy Formidable, Alex Clare, MS MR, Angel Haze, Delta Rae, ZZ Ward, Little Green Cars, Lianne La Havas, Skylar Grey, The Heavy, Cold War Kids, Generationals, Dawes, Dessa and Aloe Blacc.

Dave Grohl to Keynote SXSW

South by Southwest has announced Dave Grohl as the 2013 music keynote speaker. The speech, which is open to Music and Platinum registrants and registered showcasing artists, is scheduled for Thursday, Mar. 14., at the Austin Convention Center.

SXSW Announces First Round Lineup

With only four months to go until the big event, SXSW has announced its first full list of acts performing at the 2013 festival. The Music event runs Mar. 12-17 in downtown Austin, with some favorites already slated to be on the lineup, including Civil Twilight; Alt-J; The Staves; Gold Fields; Grace Kelly; Lecrae; David Ramirez; Matthew Perryman Jones; The Dunwells; Atlas Genius; Guards; White Lung; Said The Whale; and Charlotte Church?