Nile Rodgers has been confirmed as the keynote speaker for the 2017 SXSW Conference, which takes over Austin, Texas from March 10-19. The legendary producer (who has worked with icons including David Bowie, Madonna, Diana Ross, Mick Jagger, Michael Jackson, and Daft Punk, to name a few) will appear on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 in the Austin Convention Center.

SXSW has also released a preliminary line-up for the 2017 event, featuring artists like Beach Slang, Hockey Dad, Joywave, PWR BTTM, Slaves, Temples, and over 200 more acts. See the full list here!

And check out our photos of Nile Rodgers @ The Roots Picnic NYC here!

Photo Credit: Jeremy Gordon | Austin