Dave Grohl to give SXSW 2013 keynote speech

By Live4ever - Posted on 19 Nov 2012 at 5:24am



Dave Grohl onstage with the Foo Fighters (Photo: Live4ever Media)

Dave Grohl has been confirmed as the South By Southwest Festival’s keynote speaker for 2013.

Grohl will give his speech on Thursday, March 14th 2013 inside Austin’s Convention Centre –  the regular focal point for the Texas city’s month long festival of music, film and interactivity.

Grohl’s keynote speech will act as the centre-piece for another hectic week of gigs, showcases and talks, when countless upcoming bands from around the world will hope to introduce themselves to hundreds of music industry executives, journalists and fans.

Alt-J, Klaxons and Holy Esque were among the first wave of invited acts for next year’s event to be unveiled earlier this month, the full list of which can be be viewed here.

SXSW selected invited acts:

Alt-J
Lauren Aquilina
Authorities
Baishui
Bastille
The Black and White Years
The Blackout
Brendan Benson
Eric Burdon
Cave Painting
The Chevelles
Charlotte Church
John Cooper Clarke
Dels
Driver Friendly
Gallows
Gold Fields
Haim
Holy Esque
Jonathan Toubin
Kill It Kid
Klaxons
Lecrae
Modestep
Pacific Air
Said The Whale
The Sam Willows
Soley
Swim Deep
The Harlequins
Toddla T
Two Hours Traffic
Glenn White
WonFu
The Zombies



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