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SXSW 2014: Lady Gaga to perform at festival following tragedy in Austin

SXSW announced today that all planned events will continue as scheduled following the deaths of two people in a tragic incident last night in Austin, Texas.

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Two people were killed in the incident and over 20 more injured when a reckless driver eluding a local police sobriety checkpoint plowed into the crowd outside a nightclub.

At a press conference this morning, Roland Swenson, the festival's managing director, said the events would continue.

An estimated 32,000 people will attend this year's SXSW, which includes interactive, film, and music festivals and conferences, which began March 7 and runs thru March 16.

For SXSW filmgoers, the slate will remain the same with tonight's lineup including the music documentary "The 78 Project Movie," which documents a road trip across America to make one-of-a-kind 78 rpm records with musicians in their hometowns using a 1930s Presto direct-to-disc recorder. With one microphone. One blank disc. In one three-minute take.

Headlining the evening will be Lady Gaga, who will perform on the Doritos #BoldStage at Stubb's and will deliver the keynote address for the 2014 SXSW Music Conference tomorrow morning.

SXSW Music and Platinum registrants, as well as Artist Wristbands, can join the Keynote at 11:00am in the Grand Ballroom on the 6th floor of the Hilton Austin Downtown.

The keynote conversation, led by John Norris of Fuse, will conclude with a very special Q & A from the SXSW audience.

Fans can send questions for Lady Gaga between now and 10:00pm CDT. A select number of questions will be picked to ask Lady Gaga during her keynote on Friday, March 14.

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