CreativeScotland has announced that seven acts from the country will be funded to travel to perform at South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas this March.

The View, Camera Obscura, Young Fathers, PAWS, Kassidy, Twitch and Wilkes (Optimo), and Jackmaster (no, not that one) will appear as part of two Scottish showcase concerts at the music festival. The Showcasing Scotland events take place at the British Music Embassy on Wednesday 13 and Friday 15 March.

Holy Esque, Tango in the Attic, and Chvrches are among the other acts who will appear in Texas from 8 – 17 March and appear at the Showcase events and/or other gigs, but are making their way under their own steam.

More about the 27th incarnation of South By South West at More on, er, there.