Yes, yes, the rumors are true: there is also a music festival at SXSW. :)
Some of the first confirmed acts of the music conference (March 15-20) have been announced. Wanna know who? It includes Robert Plant, Fatboy Slim, Beth Orton, Aimee Mann, Erykah Badu, Billy Idol, Mavis Staples, and many many more that I will share as the weeks go by. There are really exciting acts in the works, as well as many acts that may be under the radar now, but will be the next Franz Ferdinand, Killers, Scissor Sisters, TV on the Radio, Dizzee Rascal, Broken Social Scene, or Snow Patrol (all acts at the 2004 festival). Stay tuned.