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Hot Chip, Dirty Three, Courtney Barnett & more announced for Sugar Mountain 2016!

Before the weekend, Le1f was the first name leaked/revealed for Melbourne's Sugar Mountain festival, quickly indicating that the organisers had another vibrant and eclectic line up in store. This morning, they've gone and announced the full line up of artists, musicians and individuals set to take part in the event next January at the VCA and Melbourne Arts Precinct!

Are these the bands set to play St Jerome's Laneway Festival 2016? Here's their SXSW Party lineup...


Pictured: METZ / Photo by Andrew Wade in Brisbane

For the past four years, Laneway Festival has celebrated their internationally renouned festival by throwing a special party at SXSW. The event often serves as an indicator of some of the bands we might end up seeing at Laneway in Australia in the following year. Well, next Wednesday it's happening again for the fifth consecutive year, and we have the full lineup here for you to enjoy, from METZ to Viet Cong and East India Youth.

Courtney Barnett and Run The Jewels to play SPIN at Stubb's SXSW party

Amidst the 2015 South by Southwest festival, SPIN Magazine is set to host the thirteenth annual SXSW day party, Spin at Stubb’s, in Austin, Texas. This year’s headliner is hip-hop duo, Run the Jewels, who will share the Main Stage with Twin Shadow, Arcade Fire’s Will Butler, and more. Also gracing the event will be Australia’s very own Courtney Barnett, who will perform a half hour set on the North Stage.

Single Stream: Viet Cong "Continental Shelf" (2014)

Partly formed from the remains of Women, Calgary's Viet Cong have released a new cut from their upcoming album, due to be released in January. The moments of triumphant poise peppered throughout the brutality are what make this song particularly special.