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Shirley Manson To Deliver Joint SXSW Keynote With Lauren Mayberry

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Garbage singer Shirley Manson and Chvrches frontwoman Lauren Mayberry will deliver a joint keynote speech at the South by Southwest conference in March next year.

Feminism seems very likely be a theme of their talk as both the Scottish singers have been outspoken feminists for years, according to reports.

The line-up of speakers for SXSW 2019 include Instagram CEO and co-founder Kevin Systrom, writer-director Marti Noxon, Jason Blum, John Pierson, 2017 Time Person of the Year Susan Fowler, musician Amanda Palmer, author Michael Pollan, and media theorist and author Douglas Rushkoff.

The conference will open on March 8 and run through March 17 in Austin, Texas.

"We're excited about the addition of our Keynotes — Shirley Manson with Lauren Mayberry, two talented musicians whose passion, continued experimentation and career evolution are values we celebrate at SXSW," said Hugh Forrest, Chief Programming Officer of SXSW Interactive Festival.

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