Bloc Party, Hinds, Lil Dicky Topline Pandora's SXSW 'Discovery Den' Lineup
February 10, 2016 at 11:42 AM (PT)
PANDORA is set to return to this year's SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST MUSIC CONVERENCE & FESTIVAL as its official music streaming sponsor. The fifth annual DISCOVERY DEN is back at THE GATSBY from WEDNESDAY, MARH 16th to SATURDAY, MARCH 19th, with a diverse lineup across dance, AMERICANA, hip-hop/R&B and rock genres.
DISCOVERY DEN's schedule is as follows (additional acts to be announced):
Dance (WEDNESDAY, MARH 16th): MSTRKRFT, YACHT, GRYFFIN, LOUIS THE CHILD
Americana (THURSDAY, MARCH 17th): JACK INGRAM, HAYES CARLL, THE CACTUS BLOSSOMS, MARGO PRICE
Hip-hop/R&B (FRIDAY, MARCH 18th): KEVIN GATES, ANDERSON PAAK, LIL DICKY, JACQUEES
Rock (SATURDAY, MARCH 19th): BLOC PARTY, TROYE SIVAN, BLEACHED, TOR MILLER, HINDS
Launching FEBRUARY 16th, the PANDORA DISCOVERY DEN at SXSW station will give listeners a taste of the artists to watch in 2016 with cross-genre mixtapes showcasing the featured performers, and exclusive access to four full days of livestreamed shows and behind-the-scenes interviews during the festival.
Commented PANDORA Founder TIM WESTERGREN: “Live music is a force that brings us all together. It has the power to unleash our emotions and awaken the spirit. We can’t wait to share the SXSW experience with PANDORA listeners everywhere and connect them to the musical magic that this festival has created for decades.”
SXSW MUSIC GM JAMES MINOR added: “Over the past 30 years, SXSW has been the premiere event for artist discovery. We’re thrilled to partner with PANDORA to showcase our curated selection of artists to a wider audience.”
Among the artists who have broken over the past two years at the DISCOVERY DEN are CHARLI XCX and FETTY WAP..
Said DISCOVERY DEN 2016 performer TOR MILLER: “I want to thank PANDORA for coming in at an early stage of my career and helping push it to new heights. I am very excited to be one of their artists to watch and will put on a performance worthy of that accolade at this year’s SXSW.”
PANDORA DISCOVERY DEN attendees will also be treated to custom activations from sponsors, including FEDEX, LINQ HOTEL & CASINO LAS VEGAS, OLAY and SCOTTS MIRACLE-GRO.