BBC Music’s SXSW Showcase extends to five nights of new and emerging UK music

This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase UK music to North America as well as reflecting highlights from the wider festival back to UK audiences.Jason Carter, Head of Live Events, International and BBC Introducing
Date: 28.02.2017     Last updated: 28.02.2017 at 23.00
BBC Music has today revealed the five night long line-up of showcases at South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival in Austin, Texas.

Following the success of recent BBC Music showcases at SXSW, which have featured artists including Stormzy, Blossoms and Royal Blood, this year’s showcase will take place across five evenings at the British Music Embassy at Latitude 30 in partnership with PRS for Music, PPL, PRS Foundation, AIM and DIT.

BBC Music showcases (local Austin, Texas time):

  • Tuesday 14 March - BBC Radio 1 presents with Huw Stephens 8pm-2am
  • Wednesday 15 March - BBC Radio 2 presents with Jo Whiley 8pm-2am
  • Thursday 16 March - BBC 6 Music presents with Steve Lamacq 8pm-2am
  • Friday 17 March - BBC Music Introducing presents 8pm-2am
  • Saturday 18 March - BBC Music presents 8pm-2am

SXSW is the foremost showcase for new music in the world and BBC Music will host a total of 30 British artists from across the BBC’s networks and genres, including Radio 1, Radio 2, 6 Music and BBC Introducing from 14-18 March. There will be performances from some of the most exciting emerging acts in the UK such as Brit Award winner Rag’N’Bone Man, The Japanese House, Dave and Idles, as well as more established artists such as Slaves, Kate Nash and Marika Hackman. You can find the full line-up at www.bbc.co.uk/music

Each evening the showcase will be presented by BBC DJs Huw Stephens, Jo Whiley and Steve Lamacq. They will host artists that represent the breadth of genres the BBC nurtures and supports across its popular music services. Listeners will be able to hear each evening’s showcase the following day on the DJs regular BBC radio shows with repeats the following week across all three networks.

Live Radio Broadcasts from the Festival (UK time):

  • Wednesday 15 March - Huw Stephens live on Radio 1, 10pm-1am
  • Thursday 16 March - Jo Whiley live on Radio 2, 8-10pm
  • Friday 17 March - Steve Lamacq live on 6 Music, 4-7pm

The Friday night BBC Introducing showcase will be filmed and available to watch the following day at www.bbc.co.uk/music

Entry to the showcases will be available to SXSW Music badge holders on a first come first serve basis.

Jason Carter, Head of Live Events, International and BBC Introducing, says: “Following the annual success of the BBC Introducing showcases over the past few years with PRS Foundation and the addition of BBC Music at the Stubbs music venue in 2016, we are excited to be able to extend a programme across one week working with UK partners. This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase UK music to North America as well as reflecting highlights from the wider festival back to UK audiences.”

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