@MTV Woodies Set to Take Flight Tonight in Austin, TX...

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Lil' Yachty at rehearsals for MTV Woodies; 📸credit: Getty Images

Lil' Yachty at rehearsals for MTV Woodies; 📸credit: Getty Images

Tonight will be an event to remember here in Austin, Texas! The annual SXSW Festivals are kicking off tonight, and the roster is something you've revered by any music lover. The artists have all been here and prepping since yesterday, and they're geared up to make the night pretty special. The event kicks off at 7pm sharp with performances by urban music luminaries Big Baby D.R.A.M., Lil Yachty, Young M.A., Bibi Bourelly, MUNA, and PVRIS. That's ink the beginning. The main event features host Ricky Rozay himself, along with more from D.R.A.M. And Lil Yachty, plus added performances from Jidenna, Khalid, Starley, and Desiigner.

 A$AP Rocky, MTV's Gabby Wilson, & A$AP Ferg at MTV Woodies Pre-Party; 📸credit: Getty Images

 A$AP Rocky, MTV's Gabby Wilson, & A$AP Ferg at MTV Woodies Pre-Party; 📸credit: Getty Images

We're just as excited as everyone about tonight's extravaganza. It's definitely something epic for music, and by all means it forwards the culture tremendously. We'll have a full viewable stream up tonight following the festivities, courtesy of MTV!

The “MTV Woodies” is a yearly event that spotlights an eclectic roster of emerging artists across musical genres. The 2016 line-up boasted Anderson.Paak & The Free Nationals, A$AP Ferg, BØRNS, The Chainsmokers, CHVRCHES, Jack Garratt, Jidenna, Kehlani and Lukas Graham. Past “MTV Woodies” performers include Wiz Khalifa, Twenty One Pilots, Sam Smith, Iggy Azalea, Steve Aoki, Foo Fighters, Odd Future, The 1975, Childish Gambino, Santigoldand Mac Miller.

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