SXSW Music 2015, Wednesday

Our inaugural FLOODfest at Cedar Street with Avid Dancer, Frank Turner, Dotan, DJ Windows 98, and Spoon; plus, House of Vans, 6th Street, and (of course) BBQ.

Austin, we have arrived! A bit of rain welcomed us to Texas for our first-ever FLOODfest—an event curated by us, for you, and presented by our awesome sponsors Lyve—of some of our favorite headlining acts, not to mention (the point of SXSW!) an amazing collection of up-and-coming talents you should not miss.

The festivities started just before noon with a mini-showcase of Dutch Impact artists Jacco Gardner, Sevdaliza, and Taymir. It continued with clearer skies and an incredible lineup presented by INgrooves featuring the magnificent Avid Dancer, raucous Brit mischief-makers Skinny Lister, the soulful symphonic Geographer, Libertines co-frontman Carl Barât and The Jackals, and the spectacularly charming Frank Turner (who had, he confessed, traded up in the T-shirt department the night previous by swapping with a stranger on the street). Day turned to night and Cedar Street Courtyard filled to the brim for an encore act from Taymir, the awe-inspiring harmonizing of Dotan (in his first US appearance), beat-laden grooves from Basecamp, upstart energy from Speedy Ortiz, a diverse and multi-cultural DJ set from Win Butler (as DJ Windows 98), and an unforgettable headlining set from Austin’s very own, Spoon.

Below, check out photos from morning, afternoon, and night at FLOODfest, courtesy of Kelly Balch and Jasmine Safaeian, plus shots from our roaming photographers Describe The Fauna and Alice Baxley.

SXSW 2015 coverage: Wednesday     ⋅     Thursday    ⋅     Friday    ⋅     Saturday     ⋅     The Portraits


Daytime at Cedar Street Courtyard
Dutch Impact morning: Jacco Gardner, Sevdaliza, Taymir
INgrooves afternoon showcase: Avid Dancer, Skinny Lister, Geographer, Carl Barât and The Jackals, Frank Turner


FLOODfest night
Taymir, Dotan, Basecamp, Speedy Ortiz, DJ Windows 98, Spoon


Alice Baxley
House of Vans—Thee Oh Sees, The Damned


Describe The Fauna

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