The biggest music industry event of the year is almost here and we’ve got our schedule all planned out, our meet ups in place, and our boots shined for the occasion because when SXSW hits Texas you know we gotta be there! Last year’s event was an absolute blast of energy, chaos, and booty shaking and we plan to go bigger and better than ever this time around.
Here’s what we won’t miss for the world, and think you shouldn’t skip on either:
Music Keynote Speaker: Michelle Obama
It’s the FLOTUS! While President Obama will be taking part in a Keynote Conversation as part of SXSW Interactive, it’s Michelle Obama’s “call to action” to support girl’s education that we’re most looking forward to. With it being ‘Women’s History Month’ it couldn’t come at a better time.
Artist Showcase: Music is Universal
Presented by Marriot Rewards, the artist showcase not to be missed arrives on Friday 18th and features the ever impressive Snarky Puppy, the awesome voice of Cloves, the genius that is BJ the Chicago Kid, and the outstanding Vince Staples. This one is not to be missed.
Film Keynote Speaker: Gale Anne Hurd
Producer of the Terminator trilogy, Aliens, and Executive Producer of The Walking Dead, Gale Anne Hurd is as expert a voice in the world of production as you’re likely to find on any stage in the world. You can guarantee we’ll be there to get some insight into what it takes to work at the cutting edge of creative film-making.
Film Screening: Midnight Special
Hitting the big screen on Saturday 12th, Midnight Special isn’t just worth seeing because it’s a Sci-Fi thriller directed by Jeff Nichols… it also features FirstCom Music track ‘Big Swampy’.
SX Create of course! Featuring some of the biggest and best names and brands pushing technology forward at a pace we find quite staggering, SX Create always seems to produce something disruptively brilliant. We can’t wait to see the results!