FLOODfest announced for SXSW 2015

FLOODfest poster

FLOOD magazine – the new media property from the editorial team behind FILTER magazine – have announced the first-ever FLOODfest, taking place in Austin, Texas, during SXSW. Hosted at the centrally located Cedar Street Courtyard, FLOODfest will carry on FILTER’s legacy of Cedar Street SXSW showcases with some of the festival’s biggest names like Spoon, Run the Jewels, The Ting Tings, and Best Coast, as well as buzzed-about up-and-comers Courtney Barnett, Viet Cong, Metz, and many more. The full line-up is below.

Partnerships with Lyve, Seagate, Burton, KCRW, Oxfam, and more offer attendees a range of perks. Day party title sponsor, Lyve, will be on hand to help festival-goers capture and share their favorite FLOODfest and SXSW moments, also teasing several new features of their innovative cross-platform photo and video service. The Lyve app is available free across all app stores, and offers users the ability to experience a lifetime of photos on their phone – no matter the capacity. Additionally, prominent Los Angeles-based public radio station KCRW will be broadcasting live from FLOODfest. Jason Bentley and Anne Litt will co-host broadcasts during Morning Becomes Eclectic on Friday, March 20 from 11am – 2pm and Saturday, March 21 from 2 – 5pm, offering music fans nationwide a line in to the festival.

FLOODfest will feature international showcases with bands from The Netherlands, Norway and Sweden. Additionally, American bands nationwide can enter Ernie Ball’s Battle of the bands for a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to SXSW to play a slot at FLOODfest. For more information on Ernie Ball’s Battle of the Bands or to submit for your chance to win click here: austin.battleofthebands.com


Wednesday, March 18
· Dutch Impact Showcase: Taymir, Dotan, Jacco Gardener
· INgrooves / Xtra Mile Showcase: Frank Turner, Carl Barât & The Jackals, Geographer, Skinny Lister, Avid Dancer
· FLOODfest Official SXSW Evening Showcase: Spoon, DJ Windows 98 (Arcade Fire’s Win Butler), Basecamp, Dotan, Taymir, Speedy Ortiz

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Thursday, March 19
· Norwegian Showcase: Monica Heldal, Haust, Hanne Kolstø
· Paradigm / ASCAP Showcase: The Ting Tings, George Maple, Years and Years, Tove Styrke, Swimm, Hippo Campus
· FLOODfest Official SXSW Evening Showcase: Courtney Barnett, King Tuff, Metz, Viet Cong, The Vaccines

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Friday, March 20
· Swedish Showcase: Amason, InDevotion, Good Harvest
· Capitol Music Group Showcase: Best Coast, Halsey, Seinabo Sey, James Davis, SonReal, BJ the Chicago Kid
· FLOODfest Official SXSW Evening Showcase: Run The Jewels, Until the Ribbon Breaks, Moors, Mick Jones

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Saturday, March 21
· Warner Brothers Records Showcase: Twin Shadow, Big Data, Greg Holden, Dylan Gardner, Priory, Mystery Skulls
· Volumen / ACHE Mexico showcase: Enjambre, Apolo

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“With FILTER, we had almost ten years to build up the Cedar Street location and, for the inaugural FLOODfest, this is by far the best lineup we’ve ever seen,“ says Alan Sartirana, CEO and founder of ANTHEMIC Agency and FLOOD Magazine. “We wanted to make a big statement for FLOOD’s first year at SXSW, and thanks to a stacked lineup and impressive group of partners, we’ve definitely accomplished that. We’re excited to introduce the FLOOD experience to SXSW and to treat fans to five incredible days and nights of music.”

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