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Springsteen keynote speaker at South by Southwest

- Associated Press - Thursday, December 1, 2011

AUSTIN, TEXAS (AP) - Rock veteran Bruce Springsteen will be the keynote speaker at the 2012 South by Southwest music festival in Texas.

Organizers announced Thursday that The Boss will address participants at a March 15 event at the Austin Convention Center.

Previous keynote speakers include Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Lucinda Williams, Robert Plant, Smokey Robinson and Neil Young.

South by Southwest begins March 9 with interactive and film events. The music festival stars March 13, showcasing more than 2,000 acts from around the world at dozens of stages throughout downtown Austin.

Springsteen and his E Street Band hit the road next year for a worldwide tour.

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