On a rooftop, high above Congress avenue, this year's Academik party will be our biggest ever - open to the public with no cover or wristbands necessary.
We'll kick it off at 2pm with afternoon sets by some of Austin's top DJs. At sunset, the party kicks into high gear with headline performances by Steve Duda, Matt Lange, and a chance to win an entire recording studio.
(You read that right.)
Throughout the day, Austin's grooviest DJs - including Shreddward, Jason Jenkins, Toddy B, and Without Wax - will perform until sunset, when we'll give away the first of two prizes: A full-on Reason 7 software package with Livid's amazing Base controller.
In addition to Steve Duda and Matt Lange, the evening will include sets from Zenbi, as well as Academik's own Medicinne and label honcho, Francis Prève.
At 11pm, we'll be giving away the Grand Prize, a complete analog/digital recording studio that includes Dave Smith Instruments' Mopho Keyboard, Ableton Live 9, iZotope's Ozone, Iris and Stutter Edit, Korg's analog Volca Beats drum machine, along with a Bleep Labs Bleep Drum.
One lucky winner will go home with that package, but you have to be present at the event to win it.
After the giveaway, Matt Lange and Steve Duda will each perform headlining sets until 2am - with this event being Steve Duda's first performance in Austin. Ever.
Every previous Academik event has reached capacity by sunset, so get there early, grab a drink, relax on a couch high above the SXSW madness and brace yourselves for THE electronic event of SXSW2014.
Finally, Academik would like to give special thanks to the sponsors who made this party possible. Without their support, it just wouldn't be the same. Thank you.