Like Austin, South by Southwest used to be cool. Not anymore. Here’s part of their artists’ agreement, according to Rolling Stone.
If SXSW determines, in its sole discretion, that Artist or its representatives have acted in ways that adversely affect the viability of Artist’s official SXSW showcase, the following actions are available to SXSW:
Artist will be removed from their official SXSW showcase and, at SXSW’s sole option, replaced.
Any hotels booked via SXSW Housing will be canceled.
Artist’s credentials will be canceled.
SXSW will notify the appropriate U.S. immigration authorities of the above actions.
What? They’ll rat you out to Feds?
Nobody likes a snitch.