The lineup for SXSW 2018 just keeps getting bigger, brighter, and more enticing.
Yesterday SXSW announced a new round of Featured Speakers including internationally-renowned chef José Andrés; Apple’s Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue; Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson; entrepreneur and model Karlie Kloss; Waymo CEO John Krafcik; Oscar award-winning director, writer, and producer Spike Lee; activist and technologist Chelsea Manning; Westworld cast members Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, and Jeffrey Wright; and YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, to name a few.
But wait, there’s more…
FILM FESTIVAL LINEUP REVEALED
The SXSW Film Festival has a slate of fantastic features in store for you in March. Showcasing 130 features over nine days on 13 screens, the festival kicks off with Opening Night Film A Quiet Place, directed by John Krasinski and starring Emily Blunt. You won’t want to miss our world premieres including the Leslie Mann and John Cena comedy Blockers directed by Kay Cannon; Darryl Hannah’s Paradoxstarring Neil Young; and Shana Feste’s Boundaries, which boasts a top-notch cast including Vera Farmiga and Christopher Plummer. These brilliant films provide just a taste of the full announcement.
And just when you think it couldn’t get any better…
NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL ARTISTS ADDED
The Music Festival roster continues to grow, adding contemporary R&B artist Kelela, the legendary Todd Rundgren, UK grime scene’s rising star Izzie Gibbs, Los Angeles rockers Starcrawler, Mexican-American electronic pop artist Jackie Mendoza, Dutch rock four-piece Mozes and the Firstborn, British grunge-blues duo Ida Mae, composer and producer Kotomi, and indie outfit Livingmore.
Join us in March for all the magic that only SXSW can bring.
Big ideas and big discoveries start at SXSW 2018.