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First NZ Artists Invited To SXSW 2006

Tuesday 29 November

First NZ Artists Invited To SXSW 2006

The NZ Music Industry Commission is excited to announce the complete first list of New Zealand artists invited to perform at South By Southwest 2006. Asked to join over one thousand acts from around the world to celebrate South By Southwest's 20th Anniversary next year are:

The Bats
The Brunettes
Die! Die! Die!
Flight Of The Conchords
Ryan McPhun and The Ruby Suns

We look forward to another crop of invitees being announced over the coming weeks.

In other SXSW news, the NZMIC can confirm that the annual NZ Music Function will take place once again on the opening night of the conference. Giving hundreds of international music industry participants an advance opportunity to check out and meet the NZ acts ahead of their individual showcases, this event has become a welcome fixture in the SXSW calendar.

NZ Music Function
Wednesday March 15th
Brush Square Park


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