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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, A$AP Rocky among speakers added to 2019 SXSW lineup

Brene Brown, Kevin Hart, Trevor Noah and others are among the speakers at South by Southwest's 2019 festival.

AUSTIN — South by Southwest Conference and Festivals has added new speakers to their 2019 lineup, the festival announced Tuesday.

New keynote speakers include Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, musician A$AP Rocky, director, actress and producer Olivia Wilde and Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger. 

"Each of the Keynote speakers announced today reflect bold and innovative talent transforming their respective industries," said Hugh Forrest, Chief Programming Officer. "The breadth and diversity of the Featured Speakers make the 2019 event an even stronger and more compelling place for creatives, innovators and storytellers alike."

Brene Brown, best-selling author and researcher from Texas, was announced as the opening speaker for SXSW. Other speakers announced are singer Lance Bass; actress Elisabeth Moss; puppeteer, director and producer Frank Oz; comedian Kevin Hart; and "Daily Show" host Trevor Noah.


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Jessica Brillhart -- a director, writer and theorist -- is the film keynote, the festival announced.

The festival happens from March 8 through March 17. Click here to see the full list.