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SXSW 2016: See Our Rowdy Photos From Austin Throwdown

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.

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