Temperatures might be dropping, but things are heating up at the ol’ SXSW HQ with the release of not one but two superb announcements recently. 

First up, two Keynotes and a host of excellent Featured Speakers were revealed. Visionary artist and founding member of Pink Floyd Roger Waters will sit down for an engaging Keynote Conversation covering his life and career, while documentary filmmaker Erin Lee Carr will share her unique POV as the first Film Keynote announced for 2020.

Also joining us are Featured Speakers including composer Michael Abels, Beat Games s.r.o co-founder and Head of Music Jaroslav Beck, Future of Sex founder Bryony Cole, Founder of Bridgewater Associates Ray Dalio (Tech Industry & Enterprise), fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger, and a behind-the-scenes conversation with Bon Appétit Test Kitchen chefs Brad LeoneClaire SaffitzAndy BaraghaniMolly BazChris MoroccoCarla Lalli Music and Alex Delany who will appear on stage together for the first time outside of New York.

And the Music Festival added another 200+ acts to the lineup, which boasts quality acts including Charli XCX-backed girl gang Nasty Cherry from LA, English post-punk icons Wire, Madras-based indie outfit The F16s, Tokyo hip-hop trio Dos Monos, and West London soulful pop band Babeheaven.

We’ll have more exciting SX news for you before 2019 comes to a close. In the meantime, don’t miss our 2020 promo featuring a few of our favorite familiar faces. We hope it inspires and excites you for what’s in store come March!