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SXSW 2016: The Strokes, the Arcs + Sia to Play Samsung’s Three-Day Event

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Simone Joyner, Getty Images

The Strokes, 2 Chainz, Lil Wayne and Sia will headline Samsung’s three-day Galaxy Life Fest at SXSW Interactive.

SXSW Interactive precedes the music portion of South By Southwest, and Samsung’s party will span from March 11-13. The Strokes will kick things off this Friday, with the Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach’s new project the Arcs serving as the opening act. On Saturday, 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne will perform cuts off their newly minted collaborative album ColleGrove following a set from hip-hop greats Public Enemy. Sia will conclude the Samsung party on Sunday with opener Elle King.

Billboard reports the Strokes may debut new material from their highly anticipated follow-up to 2013’s Comedown Machine at SXSW. Details surrounding that album remain elusive, but frontman Julian Casablancas confirmed the band was in the studio this summer. However, the NYC rockers may still keep a tight lid on new music until their headlining spot at Governors Ball in June.

Galaxy Life Fest tickets are only available to (surprise, surprise) Galaxy device owners. However, tickets will be distributed to select SXSW badge holders on a first-come, fist-served basis.

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