Prince Confirmed To Perform Intimate Show At 2013 SXSW Festival

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Prince has been confirmed to perform a private, invite-only concert at this year's SXSW Festival, marking his first appearance at the annual performance arts event.

The 'Purple Rain' legendary singer will be headlining the special show at the music festival on Saturday in Austin, Texas, performing to an intimate audience of just 250 people and will be making his performance extra special being joined on stage by a 22-piece live band.

Prince Confirmed To Perform Intimate Show At 2013 SXSW FestivalPrince Confirmed To Perform Intimate Show At 2013 SXSW Festival

Prince will be performing at the SXSW Festival on Saturday (Mats Andersson/WENN.com)

Samsung's chief marketing officer Todd Pendleton told Mashable: “Having Prince in Austin at his first SXSW show will truly be a one-night only experience that our Samsung Galaxy owners and friends will remember for years to come.

“Prince is a legend and true creative and musical genius who has been innovating and pushing the boundaries of music for over 35 years. Prince's live shows are always phenomenal, and I'm sure we'll be in for some fun surprises on Saturday night.”

Also rumoured to be performing a surprise concert on the same night is Justin Timberlake, with reports that the local police are increasing security ahead of the show to control fans.

Other acts confirmed to perform during the three-day festival include Stevie Nicks, The Flaming Lips and Lil Wayne.

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