White House’s South by South Lawn Festival Lineup: Leonardo DiCaprio, Sharon Jones
The Obamas went to SXSW this past March and they must’ve really liked it, because earlier this month the White House announced its own “South by South Lawn” event. Today, the official White House blog detailed some of the festival’s presenters and panels. The keynote: President Barack Obama, actor Leonardo DiCaprio, and climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe, who will discuss climate change and screen DiCaprio’s new documentary Before the Flood. Musical guests include the Lumineers, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, and DJ Beverly Bond, with more TBA.
Other featured guests include artist James Turrell, architect David Adjaye, activist Brittany Packnett, tech CEO Stewart Butterfield, Yael Aflalo of fashion label Reformation, and the young stars of Stranger Things. SXSL takes place on October 3; you can’t buy tickets to this thing, but it will livestream via WhiteHouse.gov. See all of the SXSL presenters here.