Barack Obama Announces White House Festival, Cements Status As The Coolest President Ever

Leonardo Di Caprio and The Lumineers have been confirmed for South By South Lawn, which is in association with South By Southwest festival.

President Obama 2016

President Obama is hosting The White House's first ever festival. 

South By South Lawn, which is in association with South By Southwest, will take place on Monday 3 October and see the POTUS joined by a variety of guest speakers and performers.

The festival will see the likes of The Lumineers and Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings perform, with appearances from the cast of Stranger Things.

Hollywood actor and climate change campaigner Leonardo Di Caprio will also join the President in conversation, before screening his new Before The Flood documentary. 

President Obama was a keynote speaker at SXSW festival earlier this year, where he challenged "creative thinkers and entrepreneurs" to tackle America's toughest issues. 

Read more information about the South By South Lawn festival on the SXSW website.  

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