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SXSW 2016: 27 Can’t-Miss Acts Worth Waiting in Line to See

If you don’t go into Austin’s annual South by Southwest Music Festival with a game plan, there’s a decent chance you could wind up constantly standing in the wrong lines while learning on Twitter about amazing shows you just missed and audibly cursing your questionable choice of shoes.

But we don’t want that to be you. We can help you come up with a workable itinerary of bands you absolutely shouldn’t miss during the festival taking place March 15 through 20. After all, that’s what separates SXSW from other big festivals: You don’t have to sit through even one single band you don’t want to see and, if you make the right choices, you can be see some intimate, incredible shows.

In the gallery above, we recommend 27 acts playing SXSW 2016 that are definitely worth waiting in line to see. And although we can’t do anything about your footwear, there is a way to cut down on your line time: Mazda, the Official Auto Partner of SXSW, wants to help you skip the line at Hype Hotel so you don’t miss a beat. Win a FastPass by Tweeting: “I want to #HypeON with #MazdaSXSW so I can skip the line at #HypeHotel!”

Winners will be selected randomly through Twitter. For more details, go here.

Brought to you by Mazda, presenting sponsor of Hype Hotel at SXSW. #MazdaSXSW #HypeON

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