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Like in previous years, Samsung will hand out daily concert tickets only to Galaxy device owners and select SXSW badgeholders on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Samsung Studio located at 2nd and Trinity streets starting at 11 a.m. on the morning of each concert. To earn an all-access pass to all three days, people must buy Samsung's new S7 or S7 Edge phones at the Samsung Studio, an annual pop-up store and immersive experience at SXSW.
Full lineup for the Galaxy Life Fest:
Friday, March 11: The Arcs; The Strokes
Saturday, March 12: Public Enemy; ColleGrove (2 Chainz and Lil Wayne)
Sunday, March 13: Elle King; Sia
Sia's headlining role marks her return to SXSW, where she notably performed in 2007 without her face covered, well before her sixth studio album? 1000 Forms Of Fear catapulted her into mainstream popularity in 2014. That album, fueled by the success of lead single "Chandelier," debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Sia, who is also taking the stage next month at Coachella, will arrive to SXSW with a new arsenal of songs from her seventh studio album This Is Acting, which is filled with tracks that she initially wrote for other artists such as Rihanna and Adele.
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Meanwhile, The Strokes are expected to premiere new music during their SXSW set, given that the band hasn't released fresh material since 2013's Comedown Machine, which peaked at No. 10 on the Billboard 200. The Strokes, however, may opt to hold off debuting new songs until they headline The Governors Ball in June.
For ColleGrove, the tandem will perform together live for the first time at SXSW. Separately, Grammy-nominated 2 Chainz and Grammy-winning Lil Wayne both spat rhymes last year in Austin. ColleGrove, a name blending their hometowns (College Park and Hollygrove), will perform tracks from their self-titled album released on March 4. Don't be surprised if each rapper tackles individual hits from several of their solo albums.