Bud Light – America’s most popular and inclusive beer brand, and first time Super Sponsor of South By Southwest®– announced plans to transform Austin’s Brazos Hall into the Bud Light Factory, bringing exclusive performances to attendees from March 16-19. The Bud Light Factory builds on Bud Light’s reputation as a leader and innovator in the music space and will showcase some of the biggest and up-and-coming names in the industry.
To kick off the first-ever Bud Light Factory at SXSW, the brand will play host to Stereogum’s Showcase on Wednesday, March 16, featuring Into It. Over It., Chairlift, Twin Peaks, KING, A$AP Ferg and Lower Dens.
During the day on Thursday, March 17, Bud Light Factory will also host VIBE’s Showcase, headlined by Yo Gotti and featuring artists including Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, BJ the Chicago Kid, Justine Skye and more. By night, Bud Light and Interscope Records will combine forces to host an epic evening of music with performances by acts such asRae Sremmurd, Tory Lanez and The Struts.
The music-filled fun will continue on Friday, March 18 with Bud Light Factory headliner Bleachers giving an exclusive performance, along with sets from MisterWives, Bob Moses, Transviolet and Grammy-nominated Emily King.
The weekend wraps on Saturday, March 19, with an afternoon Bud Light and SPIN showcase featuring performances fromSantigold, Bloc Party, Lissie, Lizzo and The Range. To cap it all off, the Bud Light Factory will host The Roots SXSW Jam – the first-ever legendary Roots Jam Session at SXSW – featuring the Grammy Award-winning band performing alongside Big Grams (Big Boi + Phantogram) and other special guests. The performances from The Roots and Big Grams are exclusive to the Bud Light Factory.
“As a leader and innovator in music, Bud Light has created the ultimate experience for consumers at one of the year’s most anticipated festivals. Bud Light is all about bringing people together for fun, and The Bud Light Factory will serve as the premier destination at SXSW for consumers to come together and experience great musical performances with a Bud Light in hand,” said Alexander Lambrecht, vice president, Bud Light.
In addition to the wide range of musical performances at The Bud Light Factory, attendees will be the first beer drinkers ever to get their hands on Bud Light’s new and highly anticipated cans and bottles – first announced in December and not available nationwide until April 4th.
“Like the best music, our new packaging pays homage to our past, yet feels contemporary. It’s fitting to debut it at SXSW, where people come from across the country and around the world to discover and appreciate new sounds and experiences.”
About Bud Light Introduced in 1982, Bud Light is a premium light lager with a superior drinkability that has made it the best-selling and most popular beer in the United States. Bud Light is brewed using a blend of premium aroma hop varieties, both American-grown and imported, and a combination of barley malts and rice. The light-bodied beer features a fresh, clean and subtle hop aroma, delicate malt sweetness and a crisp finish that delivers the ultimate refreshment. For more information, visitwww.BudLight.com.
About SXSW Music
The South by Southwest® Music and Media Conference (SXSW®) is a six-day event held every March in Austin. The conference offers unmatched access to ideas and global viewpoints on an increasingly borderless industry. It aims to educate and inspire musicians and professionals alike, with sessions attended by over 30,000 registrants and showcasing artists. A large multi-industry trade show exhibition, Music Gear Expo and daytime stage performances round out the day while evenings are devoted to the SXSW Music Festival, which showcases over 2,100 acts ranging from the unsigned to the iconic. The 2016 event takes place March 15 – 20 2016. For more information, please visit sxsw.com.