White House and SXSW Festival Lineup Detailed

Earlier this month, it was announced that President Barack Obama was joining forces with SXSW to launch South by South Lawn, a small-scale version of the festival to be held on the White House grounds on October 3. Now, the lineup for the festival has been detailed: the Lumineers, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, and DJ Beverly Bond will perform, with more musical acts to be announced. Additionally, there will be a screening of Leonardo DiCaprio’s climate documentary Before the Flood, which was scored by Trent Reznor and Mogwai. Admission to the festival was based on a nomination process, which is currently closed. Find more information here.

Read “Michelle Obama’s 5 Best Music Moments” and “Revisiting the Car Crash that Shook SXSW, Two Years Later” over on the Pitch.