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South By Southwest: The Best Unavailable Festival (5/10/06)

By David Krell

There may be snow in the colder climates, but everywhere that has sun is already preparing for the concert festival season.

The Coachella Valley Music Festival and the Bonnaroo Music Festival already have rumoured lineups circulating on the internet. But as much as the preceding two American festivals cause a commotion, the South by Southwest Festival is still the biggest festival of all. So big in fact that rumoured lineups don't exist, as there are more than 1000 bands from all over the world. Where could one even begin to speculate?

The only bad news is that the greatest festival of the year comes first, leaving all others to simply try and meet the potential it has created. "It" is the South by Southwest Festival (SXSW), an all-around entertainment extravaganza that takes over the city of Austin, Texas between March 10 - 19, 2006.

The music aspect of the festival takes place between March 15 - 19, but one can be sure that the 10th through the 14th will be just as eye-popping as the rest, only in a different way.

The interactive gaming aspect of the festival occurs during the days in which the music does not and film reigns throughout. But what makes the festival special is the manner in which the city changes. It goes from a college town to the world's town.

This section will provide more articles, photographs and features about the SXSW Music Festival as they become available.

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