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Perez Hilton’s One Night in Austin SXSW party to return to Music Hall

Deborah Sengupta

Editor’s note: This article was originally published March 4, 2014

Gossip-blogger and self-proclaimed tastemaker Perez Hilton announced via twitter this morning that his annual one night in Austin party will return to the Austin Music Hall this year. Like last year, Perez is actually selling tickets to his event which is a somewhat unusual move in the midst of the freegan paradise that is SXSW. It’s also somewhat eyebrow-raising following the Internet leak of the party’s financial details last week which placed top tier sponsorship packages at $75,000-$100,000.

Tickets to Hilton’s event are $23.67 or $80.71 for VIP. According to Hilton’s blog 100 percent of ticket sales will go to VH1’s Save the Music Foundation which supports music education in public schools.

Hilton will be announcing performers every day leading up to the event.

In other ticketed gigs during SXSW news, Emo’s has sold out night one of a two-night stand by Snoop Dogg/Lion on March 11-12 (the first two nights of the music festival). Tickets for day two, Wednesday, March 12 are still available.