Kanye West To Perform At South By Southwest

Rapper makes return trip to Austin with March 19 performance.

Kanye West is heading back to Austin, with news that the multi-hyphenate will make a special appearance at the South By Southwest Music and Film Festival, according to a report on Idolator.com.

Fans looking to catch the star will have to stay up late, as the “All of the Lights” singer will reportedly take the stage on March 19 at midnight on at the VEVO Power Station.

For Kanye, the trip marks a return visit to the celebrated festival. Alongside several special guests, including Mr. Hudson and Big Sean, the 14 time Grammy winning 33-year-old last rocked the Texas stage in 2009.

Bu while many of the biggest tracks off his most recent LP My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy feature guest performances from some of hip-hop’s most famous names, including Rihanna on “All of the Lights,” and Jay-Z, and Nicki Minaj on “Monster,” no special guests have yet been announced for the upcoming show.

West last performed with Rihanna at half time of the 2011 NBA All-Star Game on February 20.

Performing at South By Southwest comes at the tail-end of a busy few months for the 2010 MTV Man of the Year, who released his latest record last November. His fifth studio effort, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and has been certified platinum with over a million sales.

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