They say third time’s the charm. And so was the case for Nepali alternative rock band Albatross who finally performed at the South by Southwest Music festival 2016 for the first time after being selected twice earlier. They rocked out at the event in Austin, Texas, US, on March 19- a day before the conclusion of the 10-day fiesta. Not to forget, the group also became the first ever Nepali band to feature at the fest.
South by Southwest (SXSW) annually covers film, interactive media, and music festivals and conferences. Since its inception in 1987, the event has been graced by the likes of notables such as Big Star, Lady Gaga, Lil Wayne, and Bruce Springsteen among others. The quartet kicked off the show on Saturday playing some of their best hits. The band was followed by Victim Mentality from South Korea, Vietnamese female rapper Suboi and an electronic DJ from Japan, Emufucka with the talented German artist Laura Carbone headlining the show.
SXSW 2016 took place from March 11-20.
On March 11, President Barack Obama gave a speech at the festival, in which he called on the technology industry to help solve many of America’s problems, such as upgrading outdated networks, helping balance security and privacy, and the FBI–Apple encryption dispute.
Albatross, who are currently on a US tour, Gari Khana Deu 2016, have already played in venues in San Francisco, Phoenix and Austin. The Timi Bhane hitmakers will next be performing in Minnesota on March 26, 2016 (Saturday).