SXSW is bringing more than just tourists into Austin this week: celebrities, too, are coming in droves to the “Live Music Capital of the World” to celebrate up-and-comers in film and music. In fact, aside from the obvious acts who will be in town (a list that includes Jay-Z, Mumford & Sons, Counting Crows, Lil’ Wayne, The Fray, and many more!), there is likely going to be a celebrity for everyone’s taste in Austin over the next week.
Amongst those rumored to make an appearance, either to take in the sights in the gorgeous capital city or to see one of the many musical offering during the latter part of the SXSW Festival, include Bruce Springsteen, Sheryl Crow, Ziggy Marley, Skrillex, Nas, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Erykah Badu, and Jake Johnson. Musicians aren’t the only ones getting in on the festival fun, though. In fact, big name actors are expected to be crawling downtown Austin as well, with some highlights to watch out for being Leonardo DiCaprio, James Franco, Jonah Hill, John C. Reilly and Channing Tatum.
If you’re less into celebrities and more into big name directors, sports stars, or spiritual gurus, Judd Apatow, Magic Johnson and Deepak Chopra are rumored to be making appearances as well.
Who are you most hoping to spot during SXSW? Do you enjoy Austin becoming a celebrity hotspot for the week, or does the traffic and general city congestion offset the thrill?