March 22, 2009
South by Southwest fest enjoys big names
The established and famous elbowed over the up and coming at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas, this year, organizers say.
SXSW Director Roland Swenson said despite the presence of more established acts, such as Metallica, at this year's festival, registrants for the music section were outnumbered by interactive and film section entrants, the Austin American-Statesman reported Sunday.
But with Metallica, Jane's Addiction and rapper Kanye West among the headliners, this year's event appeared to be an even bigger draw for fans.
This festival has gotten so huge, so over the top, Jam Productions official Nick Miller told the American-Statesman.
The logistics of just getting around have gotten a lot harder. But it's still a great place to get a lot of work done.