Green Day are to make their return to the stage after frontman Billie Joe Armstrong's rehab stint at the upcoming South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.

The trio will make its first appearance at the music event on 15 March (13) after screenings of their new documentaries ¡Cuatro! and Broadway Idiot, which will debut at Sxsw.

The band was forced to scrap a series of shows and appearances last year (12) after Armstrong checked into rehab for substance abuse issues.

Green Day recently announced plans to resume touring with a gig in Chicago, Illinois on 28 March (13).