SXSW 2020 cancelled in the midst of Coronavirus concerns

2020s edition of SXSW Festival has been cancelled with just a few days to go, after a ruling from City of Austin in wake of concerns about coronavirus.

March 2020 was going to be our fifth year at SXSW. After stopping off in New York for both Sorry’s first NY headline show, and our stage at New Colossus Festival, DIY had plans for not one, but two showcases at last year’s SXSW. Except, we might’ve told a little white lie: we actually got three(!) planned shows in Austin during SXSW.

That’s right, as well as our stint at the British Music Embassy with Ticketmaster New Music, and our collaborative stage with NY zine Alt Citizen, we were bringing you a showcase especially packed full of DIY’s favourite new acts, including our Class of 2020 alumni Beabadoobee and Dry Cleaning.

Full stage line ups were: