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Bruce Springsteen is Keynote Speaker at 2012 SXSW

December 1, 2011

It was announced today that singer/songwriter Bruce Springsteen will be the keynote speaker at this year’s South by Southwest Music and Media conference, held annually in Austin, Texas. The appearance is scheduled for March 15th, 2012, at the Austin Convention Center.

Via the SXSW website…”Springsteen’s artistry has drawn worldwide acclaim and honors. His recordings include time-tested classics of rock and acoustic-based albums celebrating folk traditions. His live shows are truly fervent celebrations of the communal power of music. As SXSW fosters connection and communication in the music community, this event will undoubtedly further those aims in an unique conference session.”

The event is open to Music and Platinum registrants, as well as registered showcase artists of the festival.

Springsteen joins a list of SXSW keynote speakers that includes Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Lucinda Williams, Robert Plant, Pete Townshend, Smokey Robinson and Neil Young.

Want to go? Conference registration is currently up.

South by Southwest annually features over 2,000 acts from over 55 countries on 90 stages throughout the city of Austin. Some 2012 names have already been confirmed, including Against Me!, Class Actress, Com Truise, Cloud Nothings, The Men, Love Inks and Thee Oh Sees.

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