Dickies® Returns To The Lustre Pearl For South by Southwest

Topnotch talent, exclusive content and artist gifting suite highlight the brand's 4th year in Austin

Feb 27, 2013, 08:00 ET from Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co.

FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Internationally renowned work wear brand Dickies® is returning to South by Southwest in Austin for the fourth consecutive year this March 14-16. The brand will play host to an impressive musical line-up from FILTERTM Magazine at the Lustre Pearl, including headliners Divine Fits, The Joy Formidable and Fitz and the Tantrums. The complete line-up includes:

Thursday, March 14 

 Friday, March 16  

Saturday, March 17

3 p.m. – Generationals   

3 p.m. – No Ceremony/// 

2 p.m. – Bear Mountain

4 p.m. – Diamond Rings   

4 p.m. – Gold Fields 

3 p.m. – Toy

5 p.m. – St. Lucia   

5 p.m. – Young Galaxy 

4 p.m. – Poolside

6 p.m. – Icona Pop   

6 p.m. – Frightened Rabbit 

5 p.m. – Talib Kweli

9 p.m. – Big K.R.I.T.   

9 p.m. – Small Black 

10 p.m. – Crystal Ark   

10 p.m. – DIIV 

11 p.m. – Toro Y Moi   

11 p.m. – The Joy Formidable 

12 a.m. – Divine Fits   

12 a.m. – Fitz and the Tantrums 

Dickies has partnered with key strategic retailers Karmaloop and Tilly's to enhance this year's consumer experience at the Lustre Pearl. 

"We're excited to leverage these strong retailers to drive traffic both to our South by Southwest venue and online," said Matthew McCartin, head of marketing for Dickies. "We're confident these initiatives will help deliver increased Dickies sales for both Karmaloop and Tilly's."

Karmaloop will serve as Dickies' official content provider this year, hosting exclusive interviews, acoustic recording sessions, and other compelling content from the Lustre Pearl. Fans unable to experience the showcase firsthand can visit Karmaloop.com and Karmaloop's social feeds including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and KarmaloopTV to view hosted daily recaps and catch up on all the action, all while shopping the Dickies collection. 

"Dickies shares some common bonds with the music industry, from a strong work ethic to a passion and purpose for what we do every day," McCartin said. "South by Southwest provides the chance to interact with an interesting cross-section of people, from emerging artists to stagehands to brand fans and everything in between."

This year's visitors to the Dickies showcase at the Lustre Pearl can experience even more than in years past. In addition to on-site live poster screenings and tacos from the Bomb Tacos food truck, attendees will be able to have their photo taken and immediately posted to their online social stream via the Tilly's photo booth.  

In addition to participating in SXSW, Dickies partners with FILTER to support touring musicians and produces original content showcasing life on the road for these artists.

"Dickies has long been a trusted brand for musicians who crave the authenticity, durability and no-nonsense style that only Dickies can provide," said Alan Miller, Co-Founder and Co-Owner of FILTER Creative Group. "The Dickies showcase at Lustre Pearl has garnered a reputation for an outstanding line-up at South by Southwest over the years, and we expect this year's event to continue that tradition."

The Lustre Pearl is located at 97 Rainey Street in Austin, just south of 1st Street and the convention center. Festival badges are required for access to nighttime performances, and limited RSVPs for daytime performances are available at streetwear.karmaloop.com/sxsw. Media interested in attending the Dickies showcase should contact the brand's media contacts above.

For more information about Dickies visit www.facebook.com/dickies or www.twitter.com/dickies

About Dickies
Dickies® is the leading global brand of innovative and trusted work wear.  The brand has an unwavering commitment and proud heritage of providing tough, quality clothing to workers for nearly 90 years.  The Dickies brand has grown from bib overalls to World War II U.S. military uniforms to its iconic original 874® work pant, to footwear, and much more. Embraced by workers everywhere, Dickies is defined by the people who wear our apparel – independent, no nonsense and a little rough around the edges. As the signature brand in the portfolio owned by Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co., Dickies products are available in more than 60 countries worldwide. For more about Dickies, visit www.dickies.com.

About Karmaloop
Founded by Greg Selkoe in 2000 with headquarters in Boston and offices in NYC, LA and Copenhagen, Karmaloop has become the largest online streetwear retailer in the world, with over 500 brands, and selling in over 45 countries. Karmaloop Inc. encompasses several other websites including: KarmaloopTV.com, PLNDR.com, BoylstonTrading.com, BrickHarbor.com, MissKL.com and 5 private label clothing brands. The combined site traffic is over 8 million monthly unique visitors with an opt-in email list of 3.5 million.

About FILTER Creative Group
FILTER Creative Group is a fast-growing entertainment and lifestyle-marketing agency devoted to championing quality music, fashion, film, products, and services of substance. FILTER has implemented marketing and advertising campaigns for numerous major companies, including Toyota, Macys, Dickies, Nike, Universal, Warner Brothers, Capitol Music Group, Interscope Records, Columbia Records, MTV, VH1, Comedy Central, Ben Sherman, Landmark Theatres, VTech, Denny's and many others. FILTER Creative Group also has a publishing company that produces the international music magazine, FILTER. For more information please visit www.filtercreativegroup.com.


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