Eleven Irish artists including The Frames, Mundy and The Redneck Manifesto are due to travel to Austin, Texas next month to perform at the prestigious South By Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival.

SXSW is the largest music industry exhibition in North America, attracting hundreds of performers from around the globe who want to make their mark on the American music market.

An IMRO Irish showcase will take place on Friday 14 March with Mundy, Rosey, Relish and Woodstar.

The Frames, Marc Carroll, Colm Quearney, The Redneck Manifesto, Daemien Frost, Iarla O'Lionaird and Nero will also perform during the festival.