2013 SXSW Interactive LIVE: 2013 South By Southwest Schedule and Lineup

The South by Southwest, SXSW, Conferences & Festivals will take place between March 8 and 17, 2013, offering its unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. The set of film, interactive, and music festivals and conferences will be held in Austin, Texas, as it has been hosted since the festival first began in 1987. 

Last year's edition, which were held from March 9 to 18, was focused on "social discovery" and highlighted mobile apps that let users locate other nearby users. 2012 SXSW Film saw the premiere of two major Hollywood films: The Cabin in the Woods and 21 Jump Street. The musical portion included rappers Talib Kweli and Lil' Wayne, along with surprise appearances by Big Sean and Kanye West

This year, the music festival will feature almost 19,000 music industry professionals attending panels, industry discussions, demo listening sessions, trade show exhibits, and six nights of music performed by about 2,286 various acts representing 49 different countries (click here for a full list of the music showcases).

 

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