Festivals

Watch: Bruce Springsteen Delivers SXSW Keynote Speech

The Boss also played a show for a lucky 3,000 ticket holders at the Austin festival.

Bruce Springsteen was invited to be the keynote speaker for this year’s SXSW festival, and you can now watch the whole of his speech below.

Taking to the podium yesterday, The Boss spoke passionately about the ‘key notes’ of music, detailing his early musical loves and their effects on his art.

Listen below, and well, join us in being jealous of all those who were present.



Video streaming by Ustream

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band also performed live at the intimate Moody Theatre, to an audience of 3,000 prize-drawn ticket holders, and obviously there were a few special touches.

The performance itself featured appearances from the likes of Tom Morello, Jimmy Cliff, and The Animals’ Eric Burdon and thanks to Consequence of Sound, you can watch the closing track, and pretend you were there too.

For a star-studded finale, Springsteen invited Arcade Fire’s Régine Chassagne, Win and Will Butler, Morello, Burdon, Alejandro Escovedo, Garland Jeffreys, Joe Ely, and members of The Low Anthem all on stage for a cover of Woody Guthrie’s ‘This Land Is Our Land’. It’s just a tiny bit spectacular and you can watch it below.



Springsteen’s latest album ‘Wrecking Ball’ is out now.

Tags: SXSW, News, Festivals

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Love Festivals?

Subscribe here to receive regular updates from DIY on all things festivals.

Latest Issue

February 2024

Featuring The Last Dinner Party, IDLES, Yard Act, Crawlers, Remi Wolf and more.

Read Now Buy Now Subscribe to DIY