Twin Peaks is heading to Austin for the South by Southwest Conference and Film Festival. Showtime’s two-day event will feature one of the show’s stars and a host of artist performances “inspired by the series.” It takes place March 16th-17th at The Showtime House at Clive Bar on Rainey Street.
The lineup includes Neko Case, Real Estate, M. Ward, Tame Impala’s Cameron Avery and Let’s Eat Grandma, among other artists. Kyle MacLachlan, who plays series star Special Agent Dale Cooper, is slated to make an appearance during the first night’s events.
Beyond the musical performances, the events include immersive experiences such as a photo booth at the Twin Peaks Lodge, a Double R Diner pop-up shop that features cherry pie, and a limited collection of Twin Peaks-inspired donuts made by Voodoo Doughnut.
The beloved cult series makes its return on May 21st at 9 p.m. ET on Showtime with a two-part premiere. Entirely directed by co-series creator and writer David Lynch, the new 18-part limited event series launches 25 years after the quirky town’s homecoming queen Laura Palmer was murdered. In addition to Lynch’s directorial duties, he returns to play the role of FBI Bureau Chief Gordon Cole for the reboot.
While a number of Twin Peaks and Fire Walk With Me original cast members are tapped to return to the series, there will also be a bevy of newcomers, such as Michael Cera, Jim Belushi, Laura Dern and Naomi Watts. Several musicians, including Trent Reznor, Eddie Vedder, Sky Ferreira and Sharon Van Etten, are also slated to appear.