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iTunes Festival at SXSW
Price Free with lottery system; requires badge or wristband. Details via web.
Age Suitability None Specified
Categories Alternative Rock

iTunes Festival at SXSW

Thursday, Mar 13 7:00p
ACL Live Austin, TX

To determine which SXSW badge holders will be admitted to these shows, SXSW will conduct ticket drawings, which grant priority entry for badge holders only. No other credentials are eligible to enter these drawings. Tuesday night's show will be open to all badge types. All following shows will be available to Music and Platinum badges only. Each winner may bring a guest, but the guest must also have a SXSW Badge.

Coldplay / Imagine Dragons / London Grammar
Sunday 3/9 10am-6pm
and Monday 3/10 10am-6pm
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Performers at this Event
Willie Nelson
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As a songwriter and a performer, Willie Nelson played a vital role in post-rock & roll country music. Although he didn't become a star until the mid-'70s, Nelson spent the '60s writing songs that became hits for stars like Ray Price ("Night Life"), Patsy Cline ("Crazy"), Faron Young ("Hello Walls"), and Billy Walker ("Funny How Time Slips Away") as well as releasing a series of records on Liberty and RCA that earned him a small, but devoted, cult following....
Keith Urban
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Began playing a ukulele at age 3, guitar at 6 and was winning country-music talent shows by 8. Moved from Australia to Nashville in 1992 and formed the three-man band the Ranch before developing his solo career....
Coldplay Remove performer from this event
Passionate, heart-rending British pop group whose sweet melodies and swooning lyrics made them one of the biggest bands of the new millennium. ~ Rovi
Pitbull Remove performer from this event
Miami MC melds Latin rap, bass, and crunk for his own successful brand of street hop. ~ Rovi
Kendrick Lamar
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Platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated rapper Kendrick Lamar is one of the rare artists who has achieved critical and commercial success while earning the respect and support of those who inspired him....
Imagine Dragons
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In a dark kitchen in the middle of a sweaty night in Las Vegas, all 6’4” of Dan Reynolds is hunched over a laptop, slapping beats on the table and crooning lyrics into a tiny microphone....
London Grammar
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English trio London Grammar combined sparse electronic pop in the model of the xx with dramatic, big-voiced lead singer Hannah Reid, whose vocals evoke contemporaries Florence Welch and Natasha Khan of Bat for Lashes....
Location & Nearby Info
ACL Live
310 W. Second St.
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 225-7999
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Reviews & Comments
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April 19, 2010 - Austin360.com | Austin American-Statesman - Michael Corcoran

In theory, this should be special — the classic Willie Nelson album we haven’t had since “Spirit” in 1996. In the producer’s chair you have T-Bone Burnett, who’s already resurrected mountain music (“O Brother Where Art Thou?”) and Robert Plant (“Raising Sand,” with Alison Krauss) this decade. The pitch here is “Stardust” meets the Grand Ol’ Opry circa 1962. How could it miss?

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Aug. 24, 2009 - Austin360.com | Austin American-Statesman - Michael Barnes

Willie Nelson once again stamps familiar standards with his ineradicable musical personality on his new album, “American Classic.” Nelson simplifies and slows down the tempos, then applies his tawny, world-weary voice to mostly melancholy lyrics, as he interprets songs from the mid-century catalog.

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Oct. 23, 2006 - Austin360.com | Austin American-Statesman - Michael Hoinski

Apparently, alt-country malcontent Ryan Adams didn't smoke enough grass with Willie Nelson on their recent tour, so he lured the legend into the studio to produce "Songbird" in between tokes. It's 73-year-old Nelson's 187th album (by my count), and a far cry from the crowning latter-day works of his contemporaries, Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash.

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(no rating) March 14, 2013 - Austin360.com | Austin American-Statesman - Joe Gross

“You are the king of South By Southwest,” journalist Elliot Wilson said to Kendrick Lamar at the top of the quick, half-hour interview Thursday afternoon.

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