14 more Aussie acts added to SXSW
Fourteen Australian acts were among 300 of the latest global names announced to showcase at South By Southwest in Austin, Texas between March 11-17.
Carmouflage Rose (Brisbane)
Angie McMahon (Melbourne)
Golden Vessel (Brisbane)
Grace Turner (Newcastle)
Greenwave Beth (Sydney)
Harmony Byrne (Melbourne)
Indigo Sparke (Sydney)
Psychedelic Porn Crumpets (Perth)
San Mei (Robina)
Spike Vincent (Sydney)
Two People (Melbourne)
New Zealand had one invitation, Robinson from Nelson.
The others on the list ranged from all over the US, Europe and the UK, as well as emerging music markets as China, Peru, Poland, Venezuela, Taiwan, Colombia, Portugal, Ghana, Thailand and Indonesia.
They’ll play to a total of 50,000 delegates who have registered for music, film and interactive.
Between 800 and 850 will be from Australia.
According to Phil Tripp, the festival’s long time rep for Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii, 65% of the Australian contingent is made up of interactive and platinum (the latter means tickets to all three disciplines), 30% for music and 5% for films.
In terms of showcases, Australia is one of the highest per capita in delivering acts.
“Our success as a country is directly attributed to Sounds Australia’s innovative initiatives,” Tripp tells TMN.