For the first time in 2018, G’Day USA will host an Australia House in the heart of Austin, TX welcoming Australian creatives, innovators, artists and entrepreneurs as well as key government stakeholders to showcase Australian innovation and talent across multiple subjects & days. G’Day USA will transform Lucille’s on Rainey St. into Australia House@SXSW featuring unique activations from G’Day founding partners including; The Department of Foreign Trade & Affairs, Austrade, Tourism Australia and Qantas.
Australia House@SXSW will also be the home to the hugely popular THE AUSSIE BBQ presented by Sounds Australia. With a range of corporate partners engaged, Australia House@SXSW will showcase and elevate Australian brands, spirit and creativity. The house will feature a series of dynamic and experiential events and programs including:
• Panels & TED® Style Talks
• Sounds Australia THE AUSSIE BBQ
• Networking events
• Live Music Showcases
• Food & Dining Experiences
• Space for global influencer meet-ups
• Incubator/Start-up Pitch Sessions
• Australian Wine Tasting
• Australian Craft Beer
• Premium Aussie Coffee Bar
• Experience Australia – Tourism Australia
Australia House@SXSW opens Sunday March 11 with a focus on tech and innovation and runs through a collaborative week finishing Friday March 18 after three days and nights of epic Australian live music.
From its start in a small car park in 2003, THE AUSSIE BBQ has grown into a major annual event at SXSW with dozens of Australian artists performing for thousands of music fans. Artists including Flume, Vance Joy, Hiatus Kaiyote, Anna Lunoe, Alison Wonderland, Safia, The Preatures, Gang of Youths and Julia Jacklin have all graced the stages of THE AUSSIE BBQ at SXSW over the years. Featuring the biggest line up of Australian music in the United States, THE AUSSIE BBQ at Australia House@SXSW will be the place to discover the most exciting music at SXSW 2018.