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Spotify to bring Kacey Musgraves, CHVRCHES and more to SXSW

Spotify will once again play host to Spotify House, the event will transform 1501 E 6th St into an immersive, “interactive journey of discovery” for attendees and music-lovers. This will be the fifth-annual Spotify House, taking place at SXSW from March 14-18.

This year Spotify House will offer over 45 performances across two stages. Headlining the events are artists CHVRCHES, Kacey Musgraves and Miguel. Performances from Spotify’s Spotlight artists including Jack Garratt, Kacy Hill, D.R.A.M., Tory Lanez, BADBADNOTGOOD, Joseph, Lucie Silvas, Maren Morris, LANco, Allan Rayman, and Will Joseph Cook. Latin superstars Jesse & Joy will perform their first-ever set in English and comedian Hannibal Buress will be hosting March 14th and 15th.

Spotify will also feature a SXSW-themed playlist generator featuring all artists performing at SXSW. You can receive a custom playlist of the artists at SXSW based on your taste profile and listening habits.

Spotify will host a wide-array of events this year including Daily SoulCycle Rides where guests can rev up their mornings with SoulCycle’s signature cardio party. The event will feature live sets from DJs, complete with an immersive, 360 projection mapping experience.

There will also be a Chromecast Audio Porch where guests can see a mix of exclusive live shows and intimate music acts on The Porch. They can also demo the latest Spotify feature in the Chromecast Audio Soundbooth and play DJ by using the Jukebox.

The Playstation Music Arcade will let guests play the latest PlayStation 4 games including Street Fighter V and the upcoming MLB The Show 2016.

Syfy will once again team-up with Spotify, on Thursday, March 17, guests at The Spotify House can participate in an innovative experience that immerses them in Syfy’s new show, Hunters, and lets them explore Spotify’s unique role in the series.

A Musical Map from NYC-based artist Shantell Martin will create a beautiful mural inspired by everynoise.com. The music-genre map is designed to bring Spotify’s rich data to life for attendees.

During SXSW look out for Austin’s 350-strong car2go fleet which will feature custom wraps promoting The Spotify House. You’ll find car2gos throughout the SXSW area, making it easy to zip around town. There is dedicated on-street parking around the city, and car2gos can be dropped off at 4 valet Drop Zones located in prime spots for maximum SXSW enjoyment.

After The Spotify House wraps, materials from The Spotify House will be recycled to build a recording studio for students of Kealing Middle School in Austin. In partnership with DPR Construction, MINDPOP, Acoustic Spaces, and Rebuilding Together Austin, Spotify will help expand the music production class where children from a wide range of backgrounds come together to create, explore and work together.

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