SXSW News: The Obamas Confirmed, A$AP Rocky Tapped For Woodies
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Big, big news for the SXSW Festival: U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife, First Lady Michelle Obama, have been confirmed as keynote speakers for the forthcoming event in Austin, TX. This is a huge first for SXSW to have a sitting president take part in the festival.
President Obama will be part of a Keynote Conversation at SXSW Interactive on Friday, 11th March, while the First Lady is the opening Keynote at SXSW Music on Wednesday, 16th March.
Also: this year’s MTV Woodie Awards (a SXSW staple) will see A$AP Rocky as its host (below); that will also be going down 16th March and will also be live streamed via MTV’s own outlet.