LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 22: Prince performs onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Aren
Kevin Mazur

If the rumors are true, this year's South By Southwest will be blessed with an appearance from The Purple One.

Hitfix is confirming that Prince will make his first appearance at the Austin festival. But he’s not playing any old arena—the icon is said to be receiving a specially remodeled stage at La Zona Rosa.  He’s also bringing a 22-piece band; only the best for his Royal Badness.

So, if a post-rehab Green Day performance or last week’s announcements from Justin Timberlake and Dave Grohl haven’t convinced you to head down to Austin, maybe this will. 

We’ve already picked out our 30 must-see acts, got the inside scoop from Austin natives the Sword, made a printable, downloadable day-by-day guide and made sure we avoided any awkwardness by differentiating sexually-charged band names from porn flicks.

We’re ready. Are you?!