Festival Noize: SXSW, Paid Dues, Crossing Brooklyn Ferry & More

Justin Timberlake’s Myspace “Secret Show” at SXSW has been confirmed, Crossing Brooklyn Ferry announces its 2013 lineup, Paid Dues festival switches venues, and Canada’s free digital music service is launching its inaugural festival in May.

Justin Timberlake’s rumored SXSW show now has an official location. The pop star, who co-owns Myspace and is promoting his upcoming third studio album, will perform at the Coppertank Events Center in downtown Austin March 16. The final Myspace Secret Show will also feature performances by DJ Wonder, The Roots’ ?uestlove and RJD2.

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BRIT Awards, The O2, London, UK

To get ticket information for the free event, fans must visit the Myspace Secret Show page and then RSVP by entering their name, email and plus-one. Tickets will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Make sure to bring along your government-issued ID.

Crossing Brooklyn Ferry has booked The Roots, Solange and TV On The Radio as the headliners for its second annual festival. The event is held April 25-27 at the Brooklyn Academy Of Music.

Once again curated by The National’s Aaron and Bryce Dessner, the festival will feature People Get Ready, Japanther, Clare & the Reasons, Sarah Neufeld, David Longstreth and more acts, along with a film shorts program.

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Pepsi 5th Quarter in the French Quarter Post Super Bowl Party, New Orleans, La.

Tickets are on sale now. For more information visit CrossingBrooklynFerry.com.

Paid Dues’ lineup and date are the same, but the location has changed from National Orange Show Events Center in San Bernardino, Calif., to San Manuel Amphitheater in Devore, Calif.

An announcement from the independent hip hop festival’s promoters says the change is “due to the recent shortage of parking spots available at the former venue.”

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Waterloo Records, SXSW, Austin, TX

The March 30 event features Black Hippy (Kendrick Lamar + Schoolboy Q + Ab-Soul + Jay Rock), Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Tech N9ne, Immortal Technique, Trinidad James, Talib Kweli and more.

San Manual Amphitheatre is honoring all previously purchased tickets. If you haven’t already made your purchase, tickets are still available.  

For more information visit PaidDuesFestival.com.

Finally, Canada’s free digital music service – CBCMusic.ca – is hosting its very own festival May 25 at Toronto’s Echo Beach.

Simply called CBCMusic.ca Festival, the event will feature Canadian acts from across the provinces including Sam Roberts Band, Of Monsters and Men, Kathleen Edwards, Sloan and more.

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X102.9 & Metro PCS Present: The Big Ticket, Metropolitan Park, Jacksonville, Fla.

Tickets go on sale March 16. A pre-sale for CBCMusic.ca users is ongoing now.

For more information visit CBCMusic.ca/festival