Dave Grohl's Sound City Players supergroup is headed for Texas after signing up to play the upcoming South by Southwest (Sxsw) festival.

The Foo Fighters star will take to the stage in Austin on 14 March (13) with pals including Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty, Rick Nielsen, Rick Springfield, Brad Wilk of Rage Against the MAChine and Slipknot's Corey Taylor.

Grohl formed the Sound City Players band to promote his documentary about the California studio where they all recorded landmark albums and singles, and the group has already played in Los Angeles, New York, London and at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

The rocker will be a busy man at the annual Sxsw festival - he has also agreed to deliver the event's keynote address on the morning of the Sound City Players' gig.