AUSTIN -- Bruce Springsteen will be the keynote speaker at the 2012 South by Southwest Austin Music Festival.
SXSW kicks off next year on March 9 with interactive and film events. The music festival starts March 13, showcasing more than 2,000 acts from around the world on dozens of stages throughout the city.
Springsteen will be featured on March 15 at the Austin Convention Center. He begins a worldwide tour next year.