British Takeover SXSW

London’s leading independent music events company Musicalize, announce the monumental line-up for their ‘BRITISH TAKEOVER’ showcase at this year’s South By Southwest Festival (SXSW).

Featuring a wealth of the most influential and notable names from the current UK music scene; the two-date showcase will take place at The Main II (603 Red River Street, Austin) on Thursday 15th and Friday 16th March.

Aptly titled the ‘BRITISH TAKEOVER’, the high-octane line up offers an exclusive chance to witness in one space, the finest talent dominating the current UK urban scene; an epic line up that would be unprecedented on home soil.

Gracing the stage across both nights (in alphabetical order) are; DJ Ace, AJ Tracey, Angel, Avelino, Big Tobz, Bugzy Malone, Donae’o, Hardy Caprio, Izzie Gibbs, Jaykae, Not3s, Rude Kid, Sian Anderson, Wretch 32, WSTRN, Yungen and Yxng Bane.

Musicalize made their mark at SXSW in 2017, with their notorious debut showcase curated by grime heavyweightKano. Setting a precedent with a line-up that included Lil Simz, Ghetts and Rude Kid, for bringing the foremost names of the UK urban music scene to a US audience.

Speaking on their elation for the upcoming ‘BRITISH TAKEIVER’ showcase, co-founders Sophie and Ben Anderson describe how We are so excited to be bringing this amazing lineup to SXSW. All of the artists have been doing big things in the U.K and we can’t wait for a U.S based audience as well as the wider global music community that attend SXSW to see them do what they do best and truly represent the force that UK music is at the moment”.


Birthed from a love of live music and a desire to create memorable concerts where fans could enjoy music, feel safe and socialise; couple Ben and Sophie Anderson co-founded Musicalize as the antidote to the current live music scene.

Fiercely independent the autonomous couple, now a strong team of 10 +, have become a force to reckoned with, in the live arena.

Acutely aware of the current and on-going misrepresentation and gender split across many of this year’s festival line ups, Musicalize have spoken openly about their struggle to curate a line-up that is inclusive and elaborate on the over-arching industry issues, for a recent interview with NoiseyHERE

The ‘BRITISH TAKEOVER’ is set to be one of the most hotly-anticipated and acclaimed showcases on this year’s SXSW and tickets can be found here: TICKETS


Thursday 15th March 2018

DJ Ace



Hardy Caprio


Yxng Bane



AJ Tracey

Friday 16th March 2018

Izzie Gibbs

Big Tobz

Sian Anderson


Rude Kid


Bugzy Malone

Wretch 32

DJ Ace


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