The mtvU Woodie music festival and awards show highlights the year’s top fresh artists who made it big on the charts as well as the iconic musicians who have stayed on top. The day started off as a festival with a number of performances from Robert DeLong and Ty Dolla $ign as the openers. Although the weather wasn’t too great the energy from all of the artists was impressive and kept everyone on their feet.
Robert DeLong Photo by: Marlen Mendoza
Ty Dolla $ign Photo By: Marlen Mendoza
Other performances were also from the duo Rae Sremmurd signing their hit song “No Flex Zone”. The boys pumped up the crowd with their energy and left it all on the stage.
Rae Sremmurd Photo By: Marlen Mendoza
Clean Bandit performed their Grammy award winning song “Rather Be”, then Action Bronson stole the stage when he collaborated with special guest Chance the Rapper on one of his tracks.
Action Bronson Photo By: Marlen Mendoza
Chance the Rapper Photo by: Marlen Mendoza
After the festival concluded the award show then began. Jack Antonoff was the host that night. The show was just getting better, with appearances from, Tove Lo, Ellar Coltrane, from the Oscar nominated film Boyhood, and model/ daughter of Lenny Kravitz, Zoe Kravitz.
ASAP ROCKY and Zoe Kravitz Photo by: Marlen Mendoza
Jack Antonoff Photo By: Marlen Mendoza
The show was phenomenal, Years and Years started off the performances. James Bay followed after and Fall Out Boy performed a mix of their hit songs, with Big Sean ending the night.
Years & Years Photo by: Marlen Mendoza
Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy Photo by: Marlen Mendoza
The Woodie Awards was a must-see show and definitely topped off the weekend at SXSW.
By Marlen Mendoza