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13 NEW ARTISTS ADDED TO SWI LINEUP

QUANTUM COLLECTIVE’S 5th ANNUAL SOUTHWEST INVASION ADDS SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY THIRD EYE BLIND,
MADE OF OAK (NICK SANBORN OF SYLVAN ESSO), PAPER LIONS, POWERS, YUCK, LITTLE HURRICANE, 
THE YOUNG WILD, BEE’S KNEES, TRANSVIOLET, GREAT CAESAR, STOLAR, AUSTIN’S LOS COAST ALSO JOIN SOUTHWEST INVASION
Featuring Talib Kweli, MSTRKRFT, Deap Vally, Arkells, Green River Ordinance, Jamie Kent,
And Many More For Visionary Concert Series And Village In Austin, TX, March 17-19, 2016


Austin, TX (March 1, 2016) --- Quantum Collective has added 13 new acts to the lineup for their 5th Annual Southwest Invasion concert series, held from March 17-19 in Austin, TX.  Third Eye Blind will kick off their North American tour with a special performance at Southwest Invasion, joined by Made of Oak (Nick Sanborn of Sylvan Esso), Paper Lions, POWERS, Yuck, Little Hurricane, The Heirs, The Young Wild, Bee’s Knees, Transviolet, Great Caesar, Stolar and Austin’s Los Coast.  Other acts confirmed for the series include Talib Kweli, MSTRKRFT, Deap Vally, Arkells, Green River Ordinance, Jamie Kent, Into It. Over It, Lucky Chops, Night Beats, Overcoats, Quiet Company, Gingger Shankar, The Wild Feathers and Wintersleep.  Along with over 25 concerts, Southwest Invasion creates a village of artists, goods, non-profit organizations and services for an audience of 15,000 people throughout the three day event on the rooftop and in the courtyard of the Whole Foods flagship store in Austin. 


“There is so much new music to discover during this year’s Southwest Invasion,” says Quantum Collective co-founder Liz Leahy, “but what’s really amazing is how our audiences will also get to experience chart-topping talent as well, like  Third Eye Blind.”  “We will have more than 25 acts on stage over the course of three days,” adds co-founder Dan Silver.  “It’s a powerful mix of influential, emerging and acts that are on the cusp of really breaking through to the mainstream.  It’s an exciting event to be a part of.”


Previous Southwest Invasion concerts have become a bellwether of breakthrough success for bands performing, including Imagine Dragons, The Lumineers, Capital Cities, Pentatonix, Kongos, X Ambassadors and A Great Big World.   Other acts featured in the past include Mary Lambert, G Love, Matisyahu, Lisa Marie Presley, Suzanne Vega and The Zombies.  “Southwest Invasion curates on a level of discovery, creating special opportunities for the bands and the brands involved to connect directly with fans and build relationships that last long after the event,” continues Silver.  “Imagine Dragons, the X Ambassadors, Pentatonix and so many more have played our stages just before their songs hit the charts.”


ABOUT QUANTUM COLLECTIVE
The Quantum Collective is an innovative marketing group that works to expand awareness by building complementary communities to support artists, musicians, celebrities and consumer brands through original programs, live entertainment and experiential events. Quantum Collective will present its 5th annual Southwest Invasion lifestyle event during the 2016 SXSW conference in Austin, TX.  A concert series held in partnership with the Whole Planet foundation, the Southwest Invasion village, which takes over the rooftop of the Whole Foods store in downtown Austin, pairs socially responsible products and services with performances by emerging and legacy musicians.  Artists and products selected for previous Southwest Invasion events have gone on to global success within months of the event, including products such as FitBit and Lagunitas Brewing, and artists Imagine Dragons, The Lumineers, Capital Cities, Pentatonix and A Great Big World.

 

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