IFC, March 10, 2014

IFC Fairgrounds to Debut at the 2014 SXSW

TO DEBUT AT 2014 SXSW

–March 12-14, 2014 from 2-10PM at Palm Park –

New York, NY – Monday, March 10, 2014 – Step right up to the IFC Fairgrounds! In what will be IFC’s largest SXSW event to date, this week the network is transforming downtown Austin’s Palm Park (East 3rd Street & Red River)into a festive and free outdoor experience for all badge holders to enjoy part carnival, part state fair and as always, “Slightly Off.”

The featured attraction will be the music main stage at the heart of the fairgrounds, hosting 21 blue-ribbon bands over the course of three days. See below for a full look at the lineup. Attendees can also enjoy music in two designated lounge areas including the “Deep End Theater,” a multimedia lounge in the park’s empty pool basin. Adding to the entertainment will be a giant three-lane fun slide where attendees can grab a burlap sack, climb up the stairs and take the plunge. Scattered throughout the fairgrounds will be classic carnival games such as balloon darts and cornhole with drink ticket prizes.

IFC will also have a picnic area with prize-winning food trucks (Coolhaus, Slab BBQ, Chi’Lantro) and a beer tent on-site. As a special ode to Portlandia and its upcoming episode featuring a celery themed sketch (http://www.ifc.com/portlandia/videos/portlandia-the-celery-incident), the Coolhaus truck at the fairgrounds is offering two new exclusive flavors: cherry-bourbon-celery and peanut butter-raisin-celery ice cream sandwiches.

Before the IFC Fairgrounds open, the network will host a SXSW Portlandia panel on Tuesday, March 11 at the Austin Convention Center with creators Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein. They will preview sketches from the current season which airs Thursdays at 10PM on IFC, and hold an in-person Q&A.

IFC’S SXSW PANEL
Portlandia
: Behind the Scenes with the Creators
Tuesday, March 11 at 3:30pm – Austin Convention Center – Room 18ABCD

Award-winning IFC series Portlandia is one of the smartest comedies on the air and SXSW is getting a special look at their latest season. Preview clips from the fourth season of Portlandia, followed by a discussion with series creators Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein. Learn more about the writers’ and co-stars’ creative process, and get some behind the scenes info on this hit show.

IFC FAIRGROUNDS MUSIC SCHEDULE
Open during Music: Wednesday, March 12 through Friday, March 14 from 2pm-10pm.
All attendees need to be 18+

Wednesday, March 12
2:30PM: Streets of Laredo
3:40PM: Meg Myers
4:40PM: Jeremy Messersmith
5:40PM: Kan Waken
6:40PM: The Hold Steady
7:40PM: Temples
8:40PM: Bronze Radio Return

Thursday, March 13
2:20PM: Fly Golden Eagle
3:15PM: Vance Joy
4:05PM: Syd Arthur
5:05PM: Typhoon
6:05PM: Les Claypool’s Duo de Twang
7:05PM: Kite String Tangle
8:05PM: The Mowglis
9:05PM: American Authors

Friday, March 14
2:30PM: Kins
3:40PM: Saint Rich
4:40PM: White Sea
5:40PM: Panama Wedding
6:40PM: Royal Canoe
7:40PM: Bear Hands
8:40PM: Cherub

SOCIAL INFO
Online: www.ifc.com/sxsw
Twitter: @IFCsxsw and @IFC
Instagram: @IFCtv
Hashtag: #IFCsxsw

About IFC
IFC creates and champions authentic, original comedies that are “Always On. Slightly Off,” which air alongside an extraordinary collection of films and comedic cult TV shows.  IFC.com features exclusive video, web series, podcasts, blogs and additional content that engages fans with IFC originals.  The network’s On Demand offering, IFC Free, gives viewers the opportunity to watch select content from IFC whenever they want.  Established in 1994, IFC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and is available in over 72 million homes on every major cable, satellite and telco provider.

Contact:

Hallie Goldfarb
hgoldfarb@ifc.com

917-542-6339