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Surprise Cage the Elephant and Drake shows punctuate 30th year

SXSW 2016

Cage the Elephant performing at their secret show during SXSW on March 17th, 2016.

Photograph by Koury Angelo

SXSW (and the surrounding free-show chaos) celebrated 30 years in Austin with style. Legends like Iggy Pop and Loretta Lynn performed, Drake and Cage the Elephant appeared for surprise shows, Charli XCX and Sophie exploded with a new avant-pop wave and tons of emerging bands attempted to stake their claims. Here's pictures from another year of sweaty madness.

SXSW; Gallery

Anderson Paak & The Free Nationals (Stubbs)

Photograph by the1point8

Anderson Paak & the Free Nationals

Anderson Paak & the Free Nationals perform at Stubb's on March 16th, 2016.

Bombino; SXSW; 2016

AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 17: Bombino performs onstage at the Levitation music showcase during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Hotel Vegas Patio on March 17, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Diego Donamaria/Getty Images for SXSW)

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Bombino

Bombino at Hotel Vegas on March 17th, 2016.

SXSW; Gallery

AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 17: DNCE perform at Music Is Universal Styld.by Gap presented by Marriott Rewards and Universal Music Group, during SXSW at the JW Marriott Austin on March 17, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Universal Music)

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DNCE

DNCE perform at the JW Marriott on March 17th, 2016.

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