Millions of Music Fans Will Virtually Attend SXSW for the First Time via ooVoo Video Chat

WHAT: ooVoo -- the largest independent social video chat provider with 70 million registered subscribers -- will virtually bring millions of fans to SXSW® for the first time with ooVoo video chat and Watch Together™, a feature that allows users to watch YouTube videos simultaneously with friends in a video chat.

ooVoo kicks the festivities off on Saturday, March 9 with an exclusive evening of music inspired by the upcoming Fox Searchlight film TRANCE featuring Danny Boyle and Rick Smith/Underworld DJs from 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. CT. Footage from both the feature film and the SXSW party will be streamed via Watch Together™.

The fun continues with this year’s RVIP Lounge - the renegade karaoke bar on wheels - where ooVoo, in partnership with WIRED, will encourage attendees to sing their hearts away and share their SXSW experiences via ooVoo video chat, all from inside the tricked out RV. The RVIP Lounge will travel to different venues throughout SXSW on Monday, March 11th and Tuesday, March 12th from 10:00 p.m. until 4:00 a.m. CT.
Music fans unable to attend SXSW can enjoy live performances by dozens of artists, as ooVoo streams “The Warner Sound Captured by Nikon” at The Belmont Austin on Tuesday, March 12th through Thursday, March 14th via http://www.oovoo.com/warner and Watch Together™ and Def Jam Recordings’ showcase at Qui on Friday, March 16th from 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. CT via http://www.oovoo.com/defjam. Scheduled Warner Music Group performances include Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Paramore, The Flaming Lips, and Tegan and Sara. ooVoo will give its users a chance to video chat with select WMG and Def Jam Recordings artists including The Joy Formidable and Fitz & the Tantrums. Friday’s Def Jam Recordings showcase will include performances by Trinidad James, and Fabolous, and will be hosted by JasFly of VH1’s new show “The Gossip Game” and Hot 97 DJ Angie Martinez.

WHO: ooVoo -- the world’s largest social video chat provider.


An exclusive evening of music inspired by TRANCE featuring Danny Boyle and Rick
Smith Underworld DJs
When: Saturday, March 9 - 10pm - 1am CT
*Event footage April 12 - 26 on Watch Together™


Location: Swan Dive
15 Red River Street
Austin, TX 78701

RVIP Lounge
When: Monday, March 11 - 10pm -4am CT
Tuesday, March 12 - 10pm - 4am CT


Location: Various
RVIP Lounge will provide live location updates via Twitter @rviplounge

The Warner Sound Captured by Nikon
When: Tuesday, March 12 - 7pm CT
Wednesday, March 13 - 7pm CT
Thursday, March 14th - 7pm CT
*Live stream March 12 - 14 begins at 5pm PST/8pm EST on Watch Together™


Location: The Belmont Austin
305 W 6th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Def Jam Showcase
When: Friday, March 15 - 7pm -12am CT
*Live stream begins at 5pm PST/ 8pm EST


Location: QUI Restaurant
1600 E 6th Street
Austin, TX 78702

Laura Zanzal
Zeno Group for ooVoo