Sunday, January 20, 2013

mtvU Woodie Awards returning to Austin

The 2013 mtvU Woodie Awards and festival are returning to Austin for a full day of performances on March 14 during the annual South By Southwest Music Festival with an as-yet-unannounced roster of artists.

The annual musical event honors the artists who are making a break-through onto the music landscape.  MTV and mtvU will air a half-hour "2013 Woodie Awards" special on Sunday, March 17 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.

The awards show pays tribute to the best emerging acts on campus, includes four nominees selected and profiled on MTV.com. Audiences will vote for their favorite band or artist, with the most popular travelling to Austin to kick off the opening set at the Woodies Festival. They'll also get a chunk of wood in a new Woodie Awards category.

The ninth annual Woodie Awards begins Thursday, March 14, at 2 p.m. CT with a host of live performances at the open-air Woodie Awards Festival, and is open to all SXSW badge holders and music fans over 18.  The awards show, which will start at 8 p.m. CT.

Interested college musicians can send their name, contact info and links to their videos to: WOODIES@mtvU.com

 

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