Austin

SXSW 2020 adds Janelle Monae, Julianne Moore, and Kim Kardashian West to its final round of keynote and featured speakers

February 12, 2020

South by Southwest (Austin, Texas, March 13th-22nd 2020) has announced the last round of Keynotes and Featured Speakers to be added to the 34th edition of its annual Conference, which celebrates the convergence of technology, film, and music industries. Oscar, Grammy, and Golden Globe-winning composers Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have been added to the […]

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Telluride Film Festival 2020

Five U.S. film festivals that are worth the trip in 2020

January 16, 2020

Travelling for arts festivals is one of the most enriching experiences an intrepid adventurer can have. Not only are you able to explore a destination as you normally would, and take in the many sights, sounds and experiences on offer, you also have access to a curated program brimming with creativity. Whether that means you’ve […]

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Flight Review: Travelling from JetBlue’s new Terminal 5 at New York JFK to Austin, Texas (B6 1295)

April 4, 2019

I’ve heard a lot about the JetBlue service over the years, with the US airline often topping domestic lists for in flight experience, comfort and customer satisfaction. Though in more recent years the airline has fallen from grace on certain lists. Within 12 months I saw it sitting near the top of some lists, and […]

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Prepare your FOMO: This intimate, Delta Spirit-curated festival on a ranch during SXSW sounds incredible

February 19, 2019

Those following our coverage of SXSW last year might remember we headed along to Willie Nelson’s festival Luck Reunion, which is held on his ranch about an hour out of Austin. Well this year, Matthew Logan Vasquez of Delta Spirit is curating an incredibly intimate experience which seems inspired by Nelson’s, dubbed the “Revival Experience at […]

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Five Aussie acts set to make waves at SXSW Festival 2019 in Austin, Texas

October 19, 2018

South By Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival is an annual conference held in Austin, Texas, and is the number one hot spot for eyeing down your fav new artists. Mixed with a bunch of industry legends and newbies from around the world, artists perform in front of industry professionals, media and fans at venues ranging from […]

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SXSW Guest Review: Why Thandi Phoenix is worthy of memorialising

April 5, 2018

While at SXSW last month, a few emerging non-Australian writers were invited to head along to watch show featuring an Australian artist. Our second writer, Jaison Oliver, looks back on his experience watching Sydney’s rising pop star Thandi Pheonix. “It’s all a blur of tacos.” Thandi Phoenix is somewhere in the middle of eight scheduled […]

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Review: The Guild Red River offers a unique hotel experience in Austin, Texas

November 29, 2017

The Guild has three locations in Austin, and I chose to stay at the one on Red River and 9th Street – right across from the iconic Stubb’s BBQ. It proved itself to offer something quite different to the usual hotel experience. Upon booking, I received a text asking me to send photos of my […]

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Travel Tips: Adelaide’s The Coconut Kids share lessons learned at the South by Southwest Festival in Texas

April 26, 2017

Adelaide group The Coconut Kids recently completed a successful debut run at SXSW in Austin, Texas – taking part in what is easily, one of the world’s biggest showcases of new music. For the French-inspired indie folk group, the trip took them all the way from South Oz to some of the richest areas of music in […]

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Nine things you never knew about Austin, Texas

March 27, 2017

I recently returned from Austin, Texas, where I was attending the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) Film, Interactive and Music Festival. The visit was my 10th to the city, though given I’ve only ever visited the city to attend festivals and conferences (the other being the iconic Austin City Limits Festival which happens in October), […]

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Flight Review: Delta Air Lines’ Domestic First Class Experience – Austin, Texas to Atlanta, Georgia (DL1308)

September 1, 2016

In today’s flight review, we travel on board Delta Air Lines’ first class service from Austin, Texas through to Atlanta, Georgia – one of Delta’s hubs. Airline: Delta Air Lines Route: Austin, Texas to Atlanta, Georgia (DL1308) Seat: First Class, 3B aisle (2-2 Layout) Aircraft:  McDonnell Douglas MD-90 Scheduled Flight Time: 1 hour 33 minutes […]

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Austin’s inaugural Sound on Sound Festival to feature Courtney Barnett and Jagwar Ma

August 10, 2016

One of America’s hotspots for live music is Austin, Texas, bouyed by events and festival like SXSW and Austin City Limits, but offering live music experiences every day of the week. Another popular festival over the last decade has been Fun Fun Fun Festival, America’s only genre based festival and a favourite on the annual […]

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Travel Diary: Canberra three-piece SAFIA take us on tour in the USA

June 16, 2016

Canberra three-piece Safia continue to make waves and move to the forefront of Australia’s next biggest musical exports with their blend of indie rock, delicate soul, and various styles of electronica. Last year, the group travelled to the USA for a run of shows that included SXSW, and the trio kept the AU review in the […]

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The best ways to get to Texas from Australia for SXSW (and back again)

February 23, 2016

With SXSW just around the corner – which takes place in Austin, Texas in March – we’re often asked the best ways to take the journey to Texas from Australia. Some are from people in a rush, others are from people who want to take the time to get there. Here are a few of […]

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