Vans is counting down one week until the SXSW Music Festival! The return of the House of Vans will bring the world's best emerging bands and iconic talent for five days and nights at one of Austin’s most beloved and eclectic music venues – the Mohawk. Curated in partnership with Pitchfork, SpinMedia (SPIN, Stereogum and VIBE), A$AP Mob, The Windish Agency, ATC and Flosstradamus – music fans will experience music genres ranging from classic punk to indie rock, gritty hip-hop to melodic dream pop, a touch of metal and everything in between.
After checking out the House of Vans at the Mohawk, SXSW attendees can head down to the corner of 7th and Red River to check out the Vans Village that will include a full schedule of events as you navigate your way through SXSW. Opening its doors March 11th, guests can visit the Vans Village pop-up store to shop exclusive House of Vans merchandise, a premium offering of Classic footwear and the limited edition return of Vans’ iconic band collaborations with Circle Jerks, Motörhead, Bad Brains and Rise Against.
Vans continues the excitement surrounding SXSW Music Festival by announcing the re-issue of four of Vans’ most popular band shoe projects, Circle Jerks, Motörhead II, Bad Brains and Rise Against March 12 to 15. Each re-issue has a total of 150 pairs with 50 being sold exclusively at the pop-up shop inside the Vans Village at noon during SXSW with an additional sale of 100 pairs on Vans.com the following day. The limited re-release of these iconic band shoes is only the second time Vans has allowed the reproduction of archived band collaborations. The first came from Vans’ Vulcanized Vinyl pop-up boutique that opened during the 2012 SXSW Music Festival.
Vans is thrilled to bring live BMX action to the SXSW Music Festival for the first time as part of the new Vans Village built exclusively for SXSW. Located on the corner of 7th and Red River, the Vans Village at SXSW will host the top BMX riders from the Vans team, including Scotty Cranmer, Gary Young, Dakota Roche, Daniel Sandoval, Kevin Peraza and Austin local Sean Sexton for four exciting days of BMX exhibition March 12-15. Each day will feature three demos on a custom-built ramp stationed front and center in the Vans Village along with signings and giveaways open to the public throughout the afternoon.
March 12 - 15 Daily BMX Schedule
Three Demos per day
Athlete practice starts at noon
Demos: 1:00pm // 4:00pm // 8:00pm
Signings: 1:30pm // 4:30pm // 8:30pm
Into artists Jay Howell, Russ Pope, Zio Ziegler, Rich Jacobs and Smithe and live painting? Head to the Vans Village at 7th & Red River March 12th-15th from 2pm-6pm. The guys will be taking over a shipping container and painting inside to create an art installation for your viewing pleasure. Team work at it's finest.SXSW 2014 - Vans Village
It's your chance to be heard! Sign up here starting March 4th or in Austin at the Vans Village for your chance at the mic. Open mic will go down in two sessions, 1:30pm - 4pm and 7pm - 10pm, March 12th - 15th.SXSW 2014 - Vans Village
The Austin Convention Center will be holding a huge poster show where you can buy limited edition handmade silk screen posters by artists Jay Howell, Zio Ziegler, Russ Pope, Russ Pope, Rich Jacobs, Tim Kerr, Nathaniel Russell and Smithe. This is free and open to the public. This all happens at noon, as well as daily signings so definitely stop by!
Who's playing and when? Find out all you need to know and write it down so you don't miss anything. Party time!
The Vans SXSW Music Showcase returns to the House of Vans at the Mohawk to host a range of acts including punk rock legends X, hardcore favorite Cerebral Ballzy, hip hop virtuosos Tyler the Creator and Cities Aviv and indie acts Gap Dream, TEEN and Jacuzzi Boys. Showcasing an Off the Wall mix of musicians that define the original House of Vans in Brooklyn, NY, House of Vans at the Mohawk brings genre-defining artists, iconic talent and the best emerging bands for five packed days to the SXSW Music Festival.