The eighth annual Savannah Stopover festival returns to Savannah, GA's downtown historic district from March 8-10. As always, the fest books a number of artists who stop there on their way to Austin for SXSW, and there are already a handful of worthy names on board for 2018. The big name so far is of Montreal, and longtime indie fans may also be excited to catch Michael Nau of Page France and Cotton Jones, but what makes Savannah Stopover so great is how on the ball they are when it comes to booking rising acts. Among this year's lineup is Public Access TV, Shopping, Ratboys, The Nude Party, Acid Dad, Vundabar, Bat Fangs (members of Ex Hex and Flesh Wounds) and more acts that will likely be playing larger venues this time next year. Check out the whole first wave of performers below and stay tuned for more TBA.

Tickets, including a three-day pass, a two-day pass (Friday and Saturday), and a single-day pass are on sale now.

Some pictures of Savannah Stopover 2017 are in the gallery above.

Savannah Stopover -- 2018 Lineup (more TBA)
Acid Dad - New York, NY
Bat Fangs - Washington, DC
The Bones of JR Jones - New York, NY
Cape Francis - Brooklyn, NY
Charles Fauna - Brooklyn, NY
Combo Chimbita - New York, NY
Crumb - New York, NY
David Barbe & Inward Dream Ebb - Athens, GA
Escondido - Nashville, TN
FRIGS - Toronto, CA
Grandchildren - Philadelphia, PA
Gus Dapperton - Warwick, NY
Honduras - Brooklyn, NY
Illegal Drugs - Atlanta, GA
John Stickley Trio - Asheville, NC
KOLARS - Los Angeles, CA
Larkin Poe - Atlanta, GA
Liz Cooper & The Stampede - Nashville, TN
Lola Marsh - Tel Aviv, Israel
Michael Nau (Cotton Jones) - Cumberland, MD
The Nude Party - Livingston Manor, NY
of Montreal - Athens, GA
Okey Dokey - Nashville, TN
Plastic Picnic - Brooklyn, NY
pronoun - Brooklyn, NY
Public Access TV - New York, NY
Pylon Reenactment Society - Athens, GA
Ratboys - Chicago, IL
Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics - Atlanta, GA
Sam Lewis - Brooklyn, NY
Sarah Shook & The Disarmers - Chapel Hill, NC
Shopping - London, UK
The Sh-Booms - Orlando, FL
SLEEPWALKERS - Richmond, VA
The Trongone Band - Richmond, VA
The Vegabonds - Nashville, TN
Vundabar - Boston, MA
The War and Treaty - Albion, MI
Wild Child - Austin, TX
Zuli - New York, NY