March 15, 2014 16:55

Music fans at SXSW tricked into praising fake bands by Jimmy Kimmel – watch

US chat show host gets opinions on fictional acts such as Willie Nelson Mandela from festivalgoers

Music fans at South By South West have been tricked into praising fake bands in a new comedy sketch by US chat show host Jimmy Kimmel. See above to watch the clip.

The host and comedian is currently in Austin, Texas where he has been presenting his show Jimmy Kimmel Live all week from the festival. Last night (March 14) saw Kimmel show a clip in which his camera crew went around Austin asking festival goers what they thought of fictional bands such as Willie Nelson Mandela and Contact Dermatitis with many not only claiming to know the acts, but offering opinions on their music.

As you can see in he clip above, Kimmel introduces the segment by saying. "People who come to music festivals pride themselves on knowing who the new acts are, even if they don't actually know who they are. These are not real bands, we made them all up, but that didn't stop people from telling us how much they liked them."

Other fake acts people are asked about include DJ Cornmeal, I'm Not Done With This Salad and Vegan Bikini. Kimmel previously played a similar prank on fans at Coachella in 2013.

So far this year South By South West has already seen a performance in which Lady Gaga was spitroasted and vomited on as well as Jay Z and Kanye West reunite The Throne for a one-off performance. Elsewhere, Jarvis Cocker unveiled the new Pulp documentary while Neil Young announced plans for his Pono music service and Coldplay performed tracks from their new album 'Ghost Stories' while making their live return.



Read More On This Artist

More News
Radiohead's Philip Selway unveils sci-fi video for first track from new solo album
Jenny Lewis launches her own wine
The Gaslight Anthem perform for gym team in 'Rollin' And Tumblin'' video - watch
Arcade Fire cover Creedence Clearwater Revival live - watch
The Cribs reveal Ric Ocasek of The Cars will produce their new album
Damon Albarn and The Courteeners - tickets on sale 9am Friday (August 1)
The Libertines say they 'rehearsed for one hour' before Hyde Park gig in London
Lorde to curate 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1' soundtrack
Brian Eno compares Israel to 'the Klan' in strongly-worded letter about...
Noel Gallagher's daughter asks owners of Oasis-inspired dog kennel to stop breeding pedigrees
Lily Allen says Miley Cyrus' live show is 'up there with Oasis or the Stone Roses'
Alice Cooper and Kiss pay tribute to late Lou Reed guitarist Dick Wagner
Ariel Pink recalls time he was maced in the face by 'a feminist'
BBC 6 Music overtakes Radio 3 for first time as 1Xtra falls below a million listeners
Justin Bieber posts picture of Orlando Bloom crying after Ibiza fight reports
Neon Jungle 'no comment' over claims they covered Banks song without artist's...
Lostprophets members could have been 'groomed' by Ian Watkins, says child abuse expert
Alt-Fest organisers are 'dealing with extremely challenging issues' amid cancellation...
Jamie T unveils five new songs on UK comeback tour
Foxygen announce 24-track new album, promising 'a gaggle of guest stars'
Kylie Minogue, Lulu and Deacon Blue to perform at Commonwealth Games closing ceremony
Beastie Boys' Mike D: 'Grunge was a death sentence to the rock that preceded it'

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today