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Just six weeks after wrapping this year's South by Southwest, the Austin festival has confirmed next year's event will take place in the same timeframe, March 9-18, 2018.

In the fest's announcement, organizers touted highlights such as appearances from "tech industry leaders, filmmakers, rock legends, journalists, entrepreneurs and more," in addition to major speeches from the likes of former Vice President Joe Biden and Garth Brooks, the latter of whom also performed during the music festival.

See portions of Variance's SXSW 2017 coverage here.