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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

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GALLERY: mtvU Woodies highlight biggest acts among college students


AUSTIN — Celebrating the culture of experimentation and musical discovery during college, the 2015 mtvU Woodie Awards stole some of the South by Southwest music festival crowd during its Friday night taping on South Congress Boulevard in Austin.

Hundreds of college students and SXSW music attendees packed the reserve off South Congress to attend the taping, where they enjoyed free barbecue sliders, cocktails, beer and other entertainment in addition to the show. The awards show, hosted by Bleachers frontman and fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff, highlighted music voted on exclusively by college students. Among this year’s performers were James Bay, Misterwives and Big Sean.

Last year’s winners included Drake, Ed Sheeran and Skrillex. The mtvU Woodies aired last night on mtvU and MTV at 8 p.m. central. The entire show is available on-demand here.

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