Some of the biggest names in the music and entertainment industry will be present at the festival.

After the announcement of the self-hosted South By South Lawn Festival, Barack Obama cemented his name as the coolest President the country has had so far.The event will be taking place in the front lawn of the White House and the lineup is as exciting as its venue.

The stage will come alive with performances by The Lumineers and Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings who will headline the festival. Everyone’s favourite Leonardo DiCaprio will be presenting his new documentary on climate change, Before the Flood, followed by a live discussion on the topic with Obama and climate scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe. The film also features original music from Nine Inch Nails’ lead singer Trent Reznor.


The cast and crew of the hit Netflix show Stranger Things will be conducting a workshop for film with stars of the show Millie Bobby Brown, Caleb McLaughlin, Finn Wolfhard, and Gaten Matarazzo. Other exciting stuff will include a VR experience that will “place you inside a cell to understand the psychological impacts of confinement like blurred vision, hallucinations, and a sense of floating that may occur after long-term sensory deprivation” along with a Lego exhibition and more. Wicked cool don’t you think?

But not everyone will get a chance to attend! White House had been looking for individuals who have made a positive impact on their community and have already selected the lucky few after the nomination process, which is over by now.

Can we sneak into the White House?