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Vampire Weekend, Fitz and the Tantrums, Eagles of Death Metal Added to 2013 South by Southwest Festival

Image courtesy of SXSW.com (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of SXSW.com (via ABC News Radio)

Organizers for the 2013 edition of South by Southwest music festival have revealed the next round of invitees for their extravaganza.

According to the festival’s website , Vampire Weekend and Fitz and the Tantrums now part of the lineup of more than 1,300 bands set to perform at the event in March.  Eagles of Death Metal , a side project of Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme , has also been added to the list of performers.

The bands join previously announced artists The Airborne Toxic Event , Third Eye Blind , Alex Clare , Alien Ant Farm , The Crystal Method , Of Mice & Men , The Raconteurs guitarist and co-frontman Brendan Benson  and Sonic Youth frontman Thurston Moore .

In addition, Dave Grohl will be the keynote speaker for the event.  The Foo Fighters frontman will present his keynote address on March 14 at the Austin Convention Center, the event's main venue. 

The South by Southwest music festival runs from March 12-17 in Austin, Texas.

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