NZ @ SXSW 2016

March 15th 2016
The South By Southwest Music & Media Festival 2016 runs from March 11th through March 20th and will see the music and entertainment world descend upon Austin Texas..

The South By Southwest Music & Media Festival 2016 runs from March 11th through March 20th and will see the music and entertainment world descend upon Austin Texas..

This year will see over 2,200 bands play during the 6 festival days devoted to music in a multitude of venues in and around the world famous 6th street in downtown Austin, Texas. The conference attracts over 27,000 music professionals and fans from all over the world with a passion for music, music business and new technologies.

This year will feature the following New Zealand acts making the trek to Austin:

Marlon Williams

"Picks his marks and hits them...captivating" Rolling Stone

One-of-a-kind singer-songwriter Marlon Williams is a star at the beginning of its rise and no music lover should resist the opportunity to catch the glow he throws when the light hits. His self-titled debut album arrived in 2015 to a flurry of critical acclaim and revealed a gifted songwriter who deals solely in the sounds of a bygone era. He writes slow, wistful tunes just like Johnny Cash did, rocking three-minute tracks The Beatles might have penned and heartfelt ballads that would have made Elvis jealous, all performed with what Billboard Magazine called ‘the voice of an angel'.


"Truth is the best thing that's happened to Dubstep in North America" - Datsik

Sonic architects of songs with an emotional heft as heavy as the subwoofer rupturing basslines that underpin their work, Truth are one of New Zealand's finest creative exports. Respected across the globe, since inception several years ago, Truth (Andre Fernandez and Tristan Roake) have, as both world-class producers and party-rocking DJs, cut a clear pathway through the international dubstep scene.


Diaz Grim

Diaz Grimm has been nominated for hip-hop album of the year at the Vodafone New Zealand music awards 2015. Coming 50% from the hip-hop world and 50% from electronic music you can hear the two sounds blending fluently in Diaz Grimm's music. The only thing that tops Diaz's ambitions are his live performances.

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