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SXSW faces massive class action lawsuit regarding no-refund policy

Ticket purchasers for the canceled 2020 installment of Austin, Texas’ famous South by Southwest Festival have filed a class action lawsuit against SXSW for not offering refunds. The lawsuit was brought forth by Maria Bromley and Pauta Kleber, two excited attendees who claim they spent more than $1,000 each in their plans to attend SXSW. […]

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SXSW LLC begins layoffs in wake of 2020 festival cancellation

The cancellation of South by Southwest’s (SXSW) 2020 installment has prompted SXSW LLC to initiate mass layoffs in an effort to recoup financial losses from the postponed iteration, according to The Austin American-Statesman. SXSW formally cancelled its 2020 event due to health concerns related to the novel coronavirus on March 6. In the time since, the […]

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SXSW LLC begins layoffs in wake of 2020 festival cancellation

The cancellation of South by Southwest’s (SXSW) 2020 installment has prompted SXSW LLC to initiate mass layoffs in an effort to recoup financial losses from the postponed iteration, according to The Austin American-Statesman. SXSW formally cancelled its 2020 event due to health concerns related to the novel coronavirus on March 6. In the time since, the […]

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First coronavirus case reported in Riverside County, casting uncertainty on Coachella 2020

It scared off other major spring events like Ultra Music Festival and SXSW. If there wasn’t concern that Coachella might follow suit before, there certainly is now. While the event’s two-weekend run is still proceeding as planned, TMZ has reported the first confirmed case of coronavirus in Riverside County where the festival is held. The […]

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First coronavirus case reported in Riverside County, casting uncertainty on Coachella 2020

It scared off other major spring events like Ultra Music Festival and SXSW. If there wasn’t concern that Coachella might follow suit before, there certainly is now. While the event’s two-weekend run is still proceeding as planned, TMZ has reported the first confirmed case of coronavirus in Riverside County where the festival is held. The […]

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First coronavirus case reported in Riverside County, casting uncertainty on Coachella 2020

It scared off other major spring events like Ultra Music Festival and SXSW. If there wasn’t concern that Coachella might follow suit before, there certainly is now. While the event’s two-weekend run is still proceeding as planned, TMZ has reported the first confirmed case of coronavirus in Riverside County where the festival is held. The […]

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SXSW cancelled amid growing coronavirus concerns

There’s still a lot to learn about coronavirus, though one thing is certain—it has an alarming festival fatality rate. Following Ultra’s flagship Miami and Abu Dhabi events cancellations, Austin’s SXSW is the latest event to fold in the wake of the spreading virus. News of the cancellation comes just days after Austin city officials announced […]

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South by Southwest taps Diplo to speak at 2020 installment

Diplo is among the roster of speakers slated to deliver speeches at South by Southwest’s (SXSW) 2020 iteration, to be held from March 13 – 22 in Austin, Texas. One of dance music’s most dynamic entities, Diplo will appear at the annual interactive media expose, where fellow music industry influencers River House Artists pioneer, Lynn […]

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One person injured following shooting near SXSW

A shooting on 6th street and San Jacinto in Austin—an area known for hosting several different SXSW events—has left one person injured as of Sunday, March 17 when the event unfolded. Police were able to move in on the culprit within minutes, luckily, avoiding a potentially lethal situation that could have taken lives. Witnesses described […]

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Justice prep premiere of new live film ‘IRIS: A Space Opera’ at SXSW

Back in August of 2018, Justice‘s Xavier De Rosnay sat down with Dancing Astronaut to discuss the Woman Worldwide tour that was, at the time, canvassing the globe from major festivals to arenas. During last summer’s discussion, De Rosnay coyly mentioned the idea of a visual accompaniment to the group’s Grammy-nominated record, though he was sure to […]

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Flying Lotus soundtracked a new Steven Soderbergh produced sci-fi flick

Dubbed the “poster boy of the Sundance generation” by film critic Roger Ebert, producer and director Steven Soderbergh is widely recognized as one of the most innovative film makers of the 21st century. Soderbergh is widely recognized for his versatility — he often assumes multiple roles on a film set — and unique visual style. His newest project, for which […]

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