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Huw Stephens Huw Stephens | 22:47 UK time, Monday, 16 March 2009

It stands for South by South West and I'm pleased and lucky to say that I'm off to the festival in Austin, Texas again this year.
It works like this. Thousands of bands from all over the world go and play in a few hundred venues in Austin, Texas, USA of A, which embraces the live music for a week of every year. Last year I saw Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver and the Dodos play amongst many others, and got to play them on the show. There's always hundreds of British bands going over to play every year too, to gain new fans, make the music industry on both sides of the Atlantic take note of them, and see if they can reshape their musical path in a positive way. I'll be catching up with some of them out there.
I look forward to seeing bands I've never heard before, bring them all back and play them on the show in a few weeks time. I'll update the blog while I'm out there too.
Here's a video of what I got up to last year;

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