STUBHUB ANNOUNCES LINEUP FOR ‘STUBHUB LIVE: SOUND STAGE @ SXSW’ – Three Days and Evenings of Performances by More Than Two Dozen Acts

  • Headliners Include Sleigh Bells, Banks, D.R.A.M
  • March 15-17 at Banger’s on Rainey Street, as Part of COLLiDE on Rainey
  • Days Open to All SXSW Attendees and Badge Holders Who RSVP at com/stubhub2017

San Francisco (March 1, 2017)StubHub, the world’s largest ticket marketplace, announces the 2017 lineup for its third annual three-day showcase of daytime and evening performances at the South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival on March 15-17.  Hosted at Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden, the dynamic lineup of emerging and established talent includes Sleigh Bells, Hamilton Leithauser, Wild Belle, BANKS, Electric Guest, D.R.A.M., Talib Kweli and Benjamin Booker.

This year’s lineup represents a wide range of genres with rock, pop, hip-hop, electro-pop and indie, with artists from a dozen countries. Performances will begin at 2 p.m. each day and continue through the evening, allowing attendees to enjoy more than two dozen acts in an intimate venue, along with Banger’s famous homemade sausages, 100+ beers on tap and a relaxed outdoor setting.

“StubHub’s core mission is to connect people through inspiring live experiences around the world and StubHub Live: The Sound Stage at SXSW allows us the opportunity to do that with a rich lineup of talented acts,” said Justin Finn, Head of Event Marketing for StubHub. “With StubHub now operating in more than 47 countries, the culturally eclectic lineup is fitting to our more global footprint with acts from the US, Spain, Australia, Norway and the UK.”

Festival attendees must RSVP for daytime sessions in advance at Evening performances will be open to SXSW badge holders on a first-come, first-serve basis.

2017 StubHub SXSW Schedule:
Location: Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden – 79 & 81 Rainey Street, Austin, TX 78701

2 p.m. Sundara Karma
3 p.m. Alex Lahey
4 p.m. Dams Of The West
5 p.m. The Shelters
6 p.m. Mondo Cozmo
Evening Showcase
9 p.m. Betty Who
10 p.m. Wild Belle
11 p.m. Hamilton Leithauser
12 a.m. Sleigh Bells

2 p.m. Dude York
3 p.m. Matt Maeson
4 p.m. Gutxi Bibang
5 p.m. NE-HI
6 p.m. Pell
Evening Showcase
9 p.m.   Bleached
10 p.m. Sofi Tukker
11 p.m. Electric Guest
12 a.m BANKS

2 p.m. FOXTRAX
4 p.m. Sigrid
5 p.m. Duckwrth
6 p.m. Cherry Glazerr
Evening Showcase
9 p.m.   Tkay Maidza
10 p.m. Benjamin Booker
11 p.m. Talib Kweli
12 a.m. D.R.A.M.

About StubHub
At StubHub, our mission is simple: help fans find fun. We connect fans with their favorite teams, shows and artists and introduce them to the ones they’ll love next. As the largest ticket marketplace in the world, we enable fans to buy and sell tickets to tens of thousands of events, whenever they want, through our desktop and mobile experiences, including our StubHub app for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Android. Offering a superior fan experience at its core, StubHub reinvented the ticket resale market in 2000 and continues to lead it through innovation. Our industry firsts include the introduction of the first ticketing application, the first interactive seat mapping tool and the first live entertainment rewards program, Fan Rewards™. Our business partners include more than 60 teams in MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS and NCAA, AEG, AXS and Spectra Ticketing & Fan Engagement. With the acquisition of Ticketbis in August 2016, throughout the world, StubHub provides the total end-to-end event going experience.  StubHub is an eBay company (NASDAQ: EBAY).  For more information on StubHub, visit or follow @StubHub on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and on Snapchat.

Media Contact:
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Lineup Announced For StubHub’s Music Experience at SXSW


Three Days and Evenings of Intimate Performances by More than Two-Dozen Emerging and Buzzworthy Acts

  • Headliners Include Miike Snow, Baio, The Kills, Bloc Party, Ghostland Observatory and X Ambassadors, a total of 27 acts representing music from across the globe
  • March 16-18 at Banger’s, as Part of the Culture Collide on Rainey Street Events
  • Days Open to All SXSW Attendees and Badge Holders Who RSVP at

As SPIN reported today, StubHub has announced its 2016 lineup for its three day showcase of daytime and evening performances at the South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival on March 16, 17 and 18.  Hosted at Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden, the diverse lineup includes acclaimed global artists from various musical genres, including Miike Snow, Baio, The Kills, Bloc Party, Ghostland Observatory and X Ambassadors. Festival attendees must RSVP for daytime sessions in advance at

This year’s event will mark the second-consecutive year that StubHub will host its showcase at SXSW. The 2015 edition featured electric and headline-making performances by the likes of The War on Drugs, Future Islands, Portugal. The Man, Charles Bradley, breakout acts like BØRNS and much more with nearly 4,000 attendees packing the house over the three days.

This second year promises to be an equally sensational experience with a lineup that spans rock, electro/synth-pop, garage rock, bluegrass, Americana and representing a variety of countries including Canadian act The Strumbellas, Swedish artist Miike Snow, Australian act Tigertown and UK acts Eliot Sumner, The Crookes and Lawrence Taylor.  Global acts to watch. Performances will begin at 2 p.m. each day and continue through the evening, allowing fans to enjoy more than two-dozen bands in an intimate venue, along with Banger’s famous homemade sausages, 100+ beers on tap and relaxed outdoor setting. 

“As a globally-growing brand in both the music and tech industries, activating at SXSW is a seamless fit for StubHub,” said Justin Finn, Head of Event Marketing and Sponsorships.  “Building off all our success here last year, we’re excited to go even bigger and better in 2016, bringing more unique performances from emerging and global acts to fans and industry colleagues at Bangers.” 

Evening performances will be open to SXSW badge holders on a first-come, first serve basis and StubHub VIP only.

2016 StubHub SXSW Schedule:

Location: Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden – 79 & 81 Rainey Street, Austin, TX 78701


WEDNESDAY – March 16                                                                      


2 p.m.         The Wild Reeds

3 p.m.         Magic Giant

4 p.m.         Day Wave

5 p.m.         Gallant

6 p.m.         Jamestown Revival

Evening Showcase

9 p.m.         Grizfolk

10 p.m.        POLIÇA

11 p.m.         Baio

12 a.m.         Miike Snow


THURSDAY – March 17                                                                        


2 p.m.         Spirit Animal

3 p.m.         firekid

4 p.m.         The Crookes

5 p.m.         Tigertown

6 p.m.         Deap Vally

Evening Showcase

9 p.m.         Tanlines

10 p.m.        Lower Dens

11 p.m.         Bloc Party

12 a.m.         The Kills


FRIDAY – March 18                                                                                


2 p.m.         Lawrence Taylor

3 p.m.         The Young Wild

4 p.m.         The Strumbellas

5 p.m.         DREAMERS

6 p.m.         ASTR

Evening Showcase

9 p.m.         Eliot Sumner

10 p.m.        Small Black

11 p.m.         X Ambassadors

12 a.m.         Ghostland Observatory


Vote for StubHub Panels & Presentations at South by Southwest


StubHub wants to get to South by Southwest Interactive this March but we need your help! We have submitted six great panel/presentation ideas and it’s up to the public to decide whether each one makes the cut. Take a look at our submissions below and vote for your favorite idea – or better yet – vote for all of them! You have to create an account in SXSW to vote, but it’s simple and quick. Voting ends this Friday, September 4th,  so vote now and help StubHub take over SXSW Interactive!

Getting Millennials off the Couch & to the Stadium (Panel presentation with Christopher Pencavel of StubHub, Darren Heitner of Forbes, Priya Narasimhan of YinzCam, and Sarah Spain of espnW):

Everyone has heard it by now. The younger generation is extremely tech savvy and wants instant gratification. Millennials consume media through two screens at a time and the technology of those screens keeps getting better and better. So then, what’s the future like for live events? With better TV’s and the ability to live stream almost any game, how do teams, sponsors, and live event platforms convince this new generation to step away from their screens and get to the game. Vote:

Rebel Rebel Overcoming Institutional Inertia (Gary Kanazawa, Director of Product Management at StubHub):

When a company grows from 12 people in a grungy basement to 200 people in a corporate tower, things change. People are still working hard, but motivations have evolved. After all, when you’re leading an industry, and everyone is taking their cues from you, it’s hard to maintain the institutional drive and ambition that got everyone to that corporate tower in the first place.

Gary Kanazawa, competitive wheelchair rugby player and head of StubHub Labs, has learned to empower lean teams within a bigger company by giving them the leeway to experiment and roll out innovative new programs and apps. He’ll share stories and lessons from his experience as an approved rebel within a corporation. Vote:

Let’s NOT Talk About Sex: Case Against the F Word (Raji Arasu, Chief Technology Office at StubHub):

From Reddit’s Ellen Pao to Tinder’s Whitney Wolfe, it’s tough out there for a woman in the Valley. While roadblocks for women in tech continue to get in the way, it’s time to ask ourselves if we’re taking the right approach. By continually talking about females in the industry, we actually limit them by including an unnecessarily qualifying adjective. A “female” CTO, “female” engineer, a “female” coder: when will we allow these titles — and women — to stand on their own? In this session, StubHub’s Chief Technology Officer, Raji Arasu, discusses her own path to success, and argues that by continually celebrating women in tech, we’re actually moving further away from gender quality. Vote:

Living in the Moment: The Power of Live Events (Panel presentation with Justin Finn of StubHub, Vanessa Adamo of iHeartMedia, and Hugh McIntyre of Forbes):

We live in a time-shifted world. As innovations in on-demand entertainment make it easier to press play at any moment, “being in the moment” has grown increasingly rare. Live events are a perfect remedy, inviting fans to be part of a collective moment & experience something in real-time. Across genres, people are taking advantage of this opportunity to truly immerse themselves in the music. Moderated by Hugh McIntyre, Forbes, panelists Justin Finn, Head of Events Marketing, StubHub and Vanessa Adamo, SVP of Brand Partnerships, iHeartMedia, will discuss the power of living live – and how, irrespective of advancements in technology, live events will always be key to meaningful fan experiences. Vote:

Building SEO into Your Site Makeover (Parag Vaish, Director of Product at StubHub):

When it comes to search rankings, old folks have a leg up. The longer you’ve been around, the more likely you are to be at the top of Google’s list. But when it’s time to give your website a makeover, there’s a serious chance that you’ll lose your coveted page one spot. So, what’s the solution for companies who want to overhaul their UX but maintain their status as top dog? In this session, StubHub’s Head of Mobile, Parag Vaish, will share best practices on how to overhaul a site while retaining optimal search rankings. He’ll draw on StubHub’s changes to illustrate how an established company with millions of users went through the makeover of a lifetime – and ended up better for it. Vote:

How Your Dislikes Can Power Personalization (Parag Vaish, Director of Product at StubHub):

From your Netflix queue to your Facebook news feed, personalization algorithms are a prominent component of nearly every platform, network, and marketplace today. But just as important as analyzing the content you engage with and recommending similar results is using that information to determine what you don’t like.

In this solo presentation, Parag Vaish, Head of Mobile at StubHub, will explain the nuances of understanding fans’ preferences, and the importance of inferring insights from what they don’t tell you — ensuring that Yankees fans never see Red Sox content! Vote: