If you weren't able to make it down to Austin, Texas during this year's SXSW, don't worry, The Huffington Post was there to dish out all the exciting highlights, including Green Light Go's own Grand Atlantic performing at the Aussie BBQ. A major highlight was the return of Hole's first U.S. show in over a decade, as Courtney Love lead the crowd in SPIN Magazine's party at Stubbs. Other artists including Muse, Band of Horses, Local Natives, Broken Bells, Neon Indian, and Mayer Hawthorne captivated audiences and definitely set the bar high for next year's SXSW.
The Huffington Post reported, "With so many memorable shows, one that stood out was the AUSSIE BBQ, the biggest showcase of Australian music in the US that attracted over 3,200 fans." Over twenty Australian artists, including Brisbane natives Grand Atlantic, played the show, entertaining fans for over 14 hours on three different stages. Listeners not only enjoyed an array of Aussie music but a select few even won a free round-trip ticket to Australia on the new airline V Australia.
Want to check out some of the Aussie music you missed? Well then head over to the V Australia blog because the site is offering nine free mp3 downloads from the Aussie bands at the SXSW showcase. And while you're there be sure to download Grand Atlantic's song "Coast is Clear," but hurry, downloads are only available until April 30.
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