Prince to perform at SXSW this week?

Singer rumoured to be performing at La Zona Rosa on Saturday (March 16)

Prince to perform at SXSW this week?

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Prince is rumoured to be performing at SXSW in Austin, Texas this week.

According to HitFix, the pop legend, who has released two new songs already in 2013, is rumoured to be playing live at La Zona Rosa on Saturday, March 16 in what would arguably be one of the biggest shows in the US festival's history.

Though traditionally a festival for new bands seeking exposure, South By South West has increasingly become a place for established acts to reveal new material and promote new releases. Dave Grohl and Justin Timberlake have both confirmed they will perform at this year's festival. The pair will be in Austin to promote their new albums, with Grohl set to be joined by his Sound City Players for a show at Stubb's on Thursday, March 14.

The Foo Fighters frontman is also the key-note speaker at this year's event and will bring Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty, Rick Springfield, Corey Taylor, Alain Johannes, Rage Against The Machine’s Brad Wilk and Fear’s Lee Ving to play live. His talk will take place on March 14 at the Austin Convention Centre.

Meanwhile, Austin’s KVUE.com reports that Justin Timberlake will play a private party at some point during SXSW, and there are also rumours of a second show.

Other big names confirmed for the festival include Iggy And The Stooges, Kendrick Lamar, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, Vampire Weekend, The Flaming Lips and Odd Future rapper Earl Sweatshirt.

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