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Garth Books, T.I., Nick Offerman, original Prince and the Revolution members also set to address festival

Garth Brooks, T.I., Nick Offerman Added as SXSW Speakers

Joe Biden, Garth Brooks, T.I., Nick Offerman and members of Prince's band the Revolution have been added the lineup of SXSW speakers.

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UPDATE: Joe Biden announced he will speak at South By Southwest about the progress of his White House Cancer Moonshot initiative under the Obama administration. The former vice president will also address other solutions to fighting cancer in the future.

Garth Brooks, T.I. and Nick Offerman are among the latest speakers announced at this year’s South by Southwest festival, taking place March 10th through 19th in Austin, Texas. Brooks will participate in a keynote conversation with Amazon Music Vice President Steve Boom March 17th. Dates and venue details for the sessions with T.I. and Offerman have yet to be announced.

The SXSW speaking lineup also now features A$AP Ferg chatting about music and technology with Billboard‘s Mike Bruno, The Breakfast Club host Angela Lee and Charles Attal, co-founder of the Austin-based promotions and management company, C3. Other music highlights include Andre Cymone and Dez Dickerson of Prince’s band The Revolution, Warren G, Mike Posner and Pureto Rican rapper, Residente.

The latest batch of speakers also includes a slew of entertainers along with Offerman, including Portlandia and former Saturday Night Live star Fred Armisen and Game of Thrones actresses Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams

Previously announced SXSW speakers include Kesha, Seth Rogen, Fleetwood Mac’s Mick Fleetwood, Bob Odenkirk, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and the cast of Veep, Chic’s Nile Rodgers, Apple Music’s Zane Lowe and director Lee Daniels. A complete list of speakers is available on the SXSW website.


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