Second Annual FLOODfest Returns to Austin

FLOODfest to build on last year's tremendous success with showcases featuring Vince Staples, Ra Ra Riot, MSTRKRFT, Peaches, Gallant, Hinds, Poliça, and more

Partners include title sponsor DTS, Inc., along with Original Penguin, Ernie Ball, Serato Pyro, HAUFE, and Sailor Jerry

Mar 01, 2016, 13:34 ET from FLOOD Magazine

LOS ANGELES, March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- FLOOD Magazine ( announced today the second annual FLOODfest Austin, featuring four days and three nights of music Wednesday, March 16 through Saturday, March 19, 2016. Hosted at the popular and centrally located Cedar Street Courtyard, FLOODfest Austin will present some of the industry's biggest names like Vince Staples, Ra Ra Riot, MSTRKRFT, Poliça and Peaches as well as buzzed-about up-and-comers Grace Mitchell, Hinds, Gallant, XYLØ, and many more. FLOOD will be hosting daytime shows Wednesday, March 16 through Saturday, March 19, and evening shows Wednesday, March 16 through Friday, March 18. FLOODfest Austin is partnering with Red Light Management, Paradigm Talent Agency, and Domino Records for its daytime shows, while night shows will be official SXSW showcases. FLOODfest Austin sponsors include title sponsor DTS, Inc., a global leader in audio technology, Original Penguin, Ernie Ball, HAUFE, Sailor Jerry, and Serato Pyro, a free iOS app by Serato that seamlessly mixes music for uninterrupted listening.

DTS will also host DTS Space Austin for FLOODfest's VIP guests at Isla Restaurant, next door to Cedar Street Courtyard. DTS Space Austin is an extension of the DTS Space LA monthly event series at FLOOD Gallery that celebrates sound in the creative arts to guests who recognize and appreciate innovation through creative expression.

Additionally, renowned Los Angeles-based public radio station KCRW will be broadcasting live from FLOODfest Austin. Iconic tastemaker Jason Bentley of Morning Becomes Eclectic and DJ Anne Litt of the eponymous Anne Litt afternoon music program will co-host broadcasts on Friday, March 18 and Saturday, March 19, offering music fans nationwide a line into the festival.

FLOODfest will also treat attendees to international showcases featuring bands from The Netherlands, Ireland, Sweden, and Mexico. Additionally, bands nationwide entered Ernie Ball's PLAY FLOODfest competition for a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to Austin to perform at FLOODfest; winner to be announced shortly.

"Last year we launched FLOODfest Austin and it has grown into a nationwide series," said FLOOD Magazine Publisher and CEO Alan Sartirana. "FLOODfest is about highlighting the best in music and culture. Combine that with Cedar Street, the best venue vibe and setting in Austin, amazing brand partners, and killer food—this is sure to be one of the most talked about events in Austin."

To attend the daytime showcases please RSVP here: Evening showcases will be open to SXSW festival badge holders.

About FLOODfest
FLOODfest is a national event series created, curated and produced by FLOOD Magazine. Launching in 2015 with FLOODfest SXSW, ranked in Adweeks top five most buzzed about events, the roving concert series has gone on to see huge success with FLOODfests connected to Coachella, Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, and more. Headlining talent has included Spoon, Run the Jewels, Chromeo, Best Coast, DJ Windows 98 (Win Butler of Arcade Fire), Twin Shadow, The Ting Tings, Frank Turner, Courtney Barnett, Metz, King Tuff, Viet Cong, Hanni El Khatib, BadBadNotGood, Classixx and more. 

About FLOOD Magazine
From the co-founder and editors that brought you FILTER magazine, FLOOD Magazine is a new, influential voice that spans the diverse cultural landscape of music, film, television, food, fine art, travel and everything in between. We aim to broadcast our message above the noise through insightful daily news, engaging media, intelligent editorial profiles, and thought-provoking interviews. In collaboration with top entertainers and creative thinkers, FLOOD Magazine pushes the conversation forward while continuing to champion what inspires us. Stay above the current.

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