Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor, Janelle Monáe, St. Vincent and Carrie Brownstein of Sleater-Kinney are all set to appear at SXSW 2020, where they will deliver keynote speeches and join in conversation. The 34th annual SXSW conference will be held in Austin, Texas, from 13 March through to 22 March.
Ahead of their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on 2 May, Reznor will be joined by Nine Inch Nails member Atticus Ross in conversation with Watchmen creator Damon Lindelof — discussing their collaboration on the series’ soundtrack. St. Vincent, who recently produced Sleater-Kinney’s The Center Won’t Hold, will sit down with Brownstein to talk about their collaboration on the upcoming documentary The Nowhere Inn. Monáe, who opened the Oscars on Sunday, will give a keynote speech.
Michael Moore will interview Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters on his upcoming North American tour, while Ozzy Osbourne and his son Jack will appear in conversation with comedian Jim Norton. Director Judd Apatow will interview host Stephen Colbert, and Kenya Barris will break down his new Netflix series #Blackexellence with star Rashida Jones.
Spike Jonze will also appear to discuss his upcoming Beastie Boys documentary, and Kim Kardashian West will talk criminal justice and the new Oxygen documentary Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project. Other featured speakers include Desus and Mero, Margo Price, Kim Gordon, Diplo, Gayle King and Jason Segel, among others.
“Today’s announcement is one of the most significant we’ve made in the 34 year history of SXSW,” Chief Programming Officer Hugh Forrest said in a statement. “The Keynote and Featured Speakers added to the lineup are can’t-miss luminaries who are headed here to share the theories, strategies, and motivation behind their success.”
Visit SXSW’s official website for dates and times for all speakers at this year’s event.