Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will perform at the 2013 mtvU Woodie Awards!
The 2013 Woodie Awards are just around the corner! Yep, we’re serious: mtvU’s annual indie music celebration is heading back to Austin, Texas, next month (aka bands and BBQ sauce for miles). And while there’s already some stuff you do know about the event, like how rapper-producer duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will be hitting three lucky colleges on the 2013 Woodies Tour (leading up to the main show), now the Branching Out Woodie nominees and 2013 Artists To Watch are slated to perform at the actual Woodie Awards on March 14 during the SXSW Music festival! And that’s not the only news (because there’s never just ONE thing) — Breaking Woodie nominees English alt-rockers and Mercury Prize Winners Alt-J, singer-songwriter Jake Bugg, and Brooklyn rapper Joey Bada$$ will perform on two Woodie festival stages in the days leading into the main show.
Find out more about the 2013 mtvU Woodie Awards after the jump.
Anyway, in case you forgot that the Woodie Awards had some crazy-good nominations, we’ll fill you in for a sec: Up for Woodie Of The Year are bands like fun., A$ap Rocky, Kendrick Lamar, MGK, Walk The Moon, and more. Best Coast and Skrillex are up for Best Video, Frank Ocean is a FOMO Woodie hopeful, EDM rising star Zedd‘s nominated for a Breaking Woodie, and Kanye West and Kimbra are both in the running for a Tag Team Woodie. So that’s like, 17 or so reasons to tune in when the Woodies air on Sunday, March 17, at 8 p.m. ET! And even better, there’s still time to vote for ALL the Woodies winners. (Oh, and if you need us before the show, we’ll be dreaming of warmer Austin temps, BBQ ribs, and tank tops, and cutoff shorts.)
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