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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

Saturday, Mar 15 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 & Family
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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
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After surfacing in 2000 with the breakthrough single "Yellow," Coldplay quickly became one of the biggest bands of the new millennium, honing a mix of introspective Brit-pop and anthemic rock that landed the British quartet a near-permanent residence on record charts worldwide....
Pitbull
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Miami MC melds Latin rap, bass, and crunk for his own successful brand of street hop. ~ Rovi
Kendrick Lamar
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The moment that signaled 25-year-old Top Dawg Entertainment artist Kendrick Lamar's rise from West Coast underground cult hero to mainstream superstar happened on stage at a hometown concert in during the summer of 2011....
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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London Grammar are Hannah Reid, Dot Major and Dan Rothman who formed the band while at university together. After being holed up in the studio for most of 2012 working on their debut album, London Grammar dropped their first offering Hey Now on their Soundcloud in December, which has over 437,000 plays to date....
Location & Nearby Info
ACL Live
310 W. Second St.
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 225-7999
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CRITICS REVIEWS
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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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