BBCA Hits the Road, Heading to SXSW

This isn't our first rodeo. (BBCA)

This isn’t our first rodeo. (BBCA)

BBC AMERICA just announced this via press release:

Announced today, BBC AMERICA will make its inaugural appearance at @SXSW with the @BBCAMERICA Roadhouse (Brush Sq Park, E 4th & Trinity in Austin, TX) on March 8 and 9. The channel’s line-up of events include a night of British music featuring Frank Turner (@fthc) and Skinny Lister (@SkinnyLister) and hosted by television presenter Georgie Okell (@GeorgieOkell), a Friday night set by DJ Mel (@DJMel), Six Nations Rugby viewing party and an Eclectic Method (@EclecticMethod) tribute to 50 years of the iconic television series Doctor Who. Watch a preview of Eclectic Method’s Doctor Who set, which has posted today on BBC AMERICA’s YouTube Channel.

Get bucked by Lord Humphrey, the bucking mechanical English bulldog and recharge at Gizmodo’s phone detention charging station. The @BBCAMERICA Roadhouse is open Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9, 11:00am – 9:45pm. Full @BBCAMERICA Roadhouse schedule available here (bbcamerica.com/sxsw). BBC AMERICA’s Supernatural Saturday line-up launches March 30 with Doctor Who at 8/7c, new original series Orphan Black at 9/8c and The Nerdist at 10/9c.

@BBCAMERICA ROADHOUSE EVENTS
BRUSH SQUARE PARK, EAST 4TH & TRINITY
Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9, 11:00am – 9:45pm
All events require SXSW badges.

FRIDAY, MARCH 8

Happy Hour with Lord Humphrey
5:00-6:30pm
With a British spin on a party favorite, Lord Humphrey, the bucking mechanical English bulldog takes visitors for a ride throughout the night.

Bands and Bulldogs
6:30-8:30pm
Television presenter Georgie Okell hosts a night of British music with folk band Skinny Lister and headliner folk punk singer songwriter Frank Turner, who performed at the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony. Frank Turner’s new album “Tape Deck Heart” hits April 22. Skinny Lister’s new album “Forge & Flagon’” is available now.

DJ MEL
8:30-9:45pm
Texas native DJ Mel, known for packing in crowds at his long-running parties, brings the party to @BBCAMERICA’s Roadhouse. A recent gig for the Austin-based DJ was spinning President Obama’s Inaugural Ball in January.

SATURDAY, MARCH 9

Six Nations Rugby – Ireland vs. France
11:00am-1:00pm
One of Europe’s biggest annual sporting events makes its way across the pond for a live viewing party.

Happy Hour with Lord Humphrey
5:00-6:30pm
With a British spin on a party favorite, Lord Humphrey, the bucking mechanical English bulldog takes visitors for a ride throughout the night.

Eclectic Method Mixes 50 Years of Doctor Who
8:00-9:45pm
British video DJ, Eclectic Method, pays tribute to 50 Years of Doctor Who with a collection of music mixed with clips from the iconic television series.

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