Kanye West Returns to SXSW

11:43 AM PST 03/15/2011 by THR staff
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The Grammy-winning rapper will close out the conference with a Vevo-sponsored late-night show at the Austin city power plant.

The music portion of South By Southwest is by no means exclusive to rock acts. This year's line-up boasts performances by Cee-Lo Green, B.O.B. and Kanye West, who returns to Austin for a Vevo-sponsored midnight show on Saturday night at the Austin city power plant. For updates, follow @YoVEVO on Twitter.

West's last SXSW appearance came in 2009 when he performed at the Fader Fort and surprised revelers at Perez Hilton's "One Night in Austin" party with a roof-raising set. 

Several unannounced guests are expected and information is certain to seep out in the coming days. One thing is for sure: don't expect West to hit his midnight start time. THR hears the performance will kick-off closer to 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning. Check out a teaser below. 

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