The South by Southwest Music and Media Conference (SXSW) is a six-day event held every March in Austin, celebrating 30 years in 2016.
The conference offers unmatched access to ideas and global viewpoints on the music industry. It aims to educate and inspire musicians and professionals alike, with sessions attended by over 30,000 registrants and showcasing artists. Evenings are devoted to the SXSW Music Festival, which showcases over 2,200 acts ranging from the unsigned to the iconic.
Huge conferences, film screenings, an ever-expanding lineup of musical acts: everything you could ask for out of a venue-to-venue music festival, SXSW in Austin, Texas has got it. Since 1987, the festival has not only been growing every year, but it’s been establishing itself more and more as one of the best festivals in the world. As far as music goes at this festival, it’s not so much a question of who’s going to be there, but who isn’t going to be there: Courtney Barnett, Stromae, Vic Mensa, Real Estate, Coldplay, Wiz Khalifa, Damon Albarn, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Pharrell Williams, Vampire Weekend, Justin Timberlake, 50 Cent, Bruce Springsteen, Tenacious D, TV on the Radio, The Strokes, Sharon Van Etten, Local Natives, The xx and much more are part of the festival’s alumni.
To attend the festival, you would have needed to register well in advance to save some money: as of right now, a platinum badge for the festival will set you back $1,745.
Music Genre: Showcase
Camping: Not Available
Location: Outside and Inside Venue – City
Age restriction: No age restriction (except bars venues)
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Best way to get to the festival: By feet (stay downtown)
Austin, TX, United States