MTV will honor new and emerging artists at the annual Woodie Awards and this year, it will take place in Austin, Texas.
Yahoo News noted that in the past years, the Woodie Awards aired on MTVU and was meant to represent the musical preference of college-aged viewers. But this year the hour-long show will air on MTV.
The MTV Woodies/10 for 16 will be hosted by A$AP Rocky. Performers for this year’s event include Travi$ Scott, Chvrches, The Chainsmokers, Jack Garratt, Kehlani, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals,Lukas Graham, Jidenna, BØRNS, and A$AP Ferg. Past Woodie Awards presenters and performers include Fall Out Boy, Big Sean, Jack Antonoff and Marina & the Diamonds.
MTV noted that this will be second time for Travi$ Scott to perform on Woodies stage. His “UP” rendition was the center of show in 2013. “I did my first big performance on the Woodies and I’m excited to come back this year. Get ready for the ride of your life!,” MTV quoted Scott saying.
MTV promised that the MTV Woodies/10 for 16 will be memorable for everyone. Yahoo News cited MTV statement which reads: “Just like in years past, you can expect a stellar class of artists currently breaking through the world of music with their original sounds and standout performances.
In MTV Woodies 2016, the network will give the spotlight to some of the hottest rising talent. MTV also inviting everybody to participate in a shout out of whose emerging artists you can’t get enough and who are your favorites. You can tweet using the hashtag #woodiescosign or use their online widget to shout out the musical acts you think will be huge in 2016. Until the awards night, MTV will also feature top-mentioned artists in the Spotify Cosign playlist.
Meanwhile, the MTV Woodies/10 for 16 will be broadcast live from SXSW on Wednesday, March 16, at 9 p.m. Eastern. You can also watch the four-hour broadcast live on the newly launched MTV Live at 5 p.m. CST, or livestream the whole thing at woodies.mtv.com.