Iggy Azalea, Charli XCX, Sam Smith, American Authors & London Grammar Will Perform Live At The Woodies Festival

Iggy Azalea, Charli XCX, Sam Smith, American Authors, and London Grammar will perform at the 2014 mtvU Woodies Festival.Even more of your faves will be taking the stage at the Woodies!

Because the gods must be crazy have flawless musical taste, the 2014 mtvU Woodie Awards expanded their lineup to include Iggy Azalea (who will perform “Fancy” with Charli XCX), Sam Smith, American Authors, and London Grammar! That’s so funny, because we were just thinking about them all the time ever always.

Since we’ve still got a bit more time to go until the 2014 Woodies performers take the stage on Thursday, March 13, why not take a sec to review what makes each and every one of ‘em so goddamned cool in the first place? If you don’t see the value in binge-watching a bunch of Sam and Iggy videos, then… We think you know where the door is.

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SAM SMITH

Iggy Azalea, Charli XCX, Sam Smith, American Authors, and London Grammar will perform at the 2014 mtvU Woodies Festival.

What you need to know: One of our favorite pop-music obsessions over the past few months, the 21-year-old crooner’s New Romantic-meets-Neo Soul vocals are guaranteed to take you to “Nirvana.”
What he’s nominated for: Breaking Woodie, Cover Woodie
What you need to watch: Sam Smith’s “Money On My Mind” video.

IGGY AZALEA

Iggy Azalea, Charli XCX, Sam Smith, American Authors, and London Grammar will perform at the 2014 mtvU Woodies Festival.

What you need to know: This 23-year-old Australian rapper by way of Miami has the fight, the fire, the flow, and the fierce-ass high ponytail-whippage to make even your most rhythmically challenged relative “Bounce.”
What she’s nominated for: Best Video Woodie
What you need to watch: Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” video featuring Charli XCX.

LONDON GRAMMAR

Iggy Azalea, Charli XCX, Sam Smith, American Authors, and London Grammar will perform at the 2014 mtvU Woodies Festival.

What you need to know: Ghostly, ambient, ethereal — you better believe that one of London’s most promising young trip-hop acts will be haunting you long after you press pause.
What they’re nominated for: Please Never Break Your Beautiful Eye Contact Woodie (JK! Not a real category. Just watch ‘em perform.)
What you need to watch: London Grammar’s “Hey Now” video.

AMERICAN AUTHORS

Iggy Azalea, Charli XCX, Sam Smith, American Authors, and London Grammar will perform at the 2014 mtvU Woodies Festival.

What you need to know: The name should probably tip you off, but this Brooklyn-based indie rock band pairs folky instrumentals with chanting backup vocals to create a totally Americana sound for the 21st century.
What they’re nominated for: Stay In That Bathroom We’ll Meet You In Five Minutes Woodie (JK again! These handsome men are just performing.)
What you need to watch: American Authors’ “Best Day Of My Life” video.

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