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First NZ Acts Announced For South By Southwest '03


Wednesday December 1st

First NZ acts announced for South by Southwest 2005

The first part of the NZ contingent to next year's South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas, has been announced. Invited to perform at SXSW 05 in March next year are:

* The Coolies
* The Have
* The Mint Chicks

They will join the 1100 artists that SXSW 05 will host over five days in concert at 50 venues between March 16th and 20th.

These initial artists were some of the first wave which got their submissions in early and complete with recordings and support material such as bios and media. Other artists whose submissions arrived toward the October 30 deadline are still in evaluation.

Other artists invited to perform will be announced in the coming weeks.


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