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For anyone with more than just a passing interest in rock music, SXSW is where dreams and careers are made. Book into a cheap hotel and see tomorrow’s big acts before they break.
Years ago South by South West (to give its proper name) was an industry shindig where the music industry’s movers and shakers would gather to pass verdict on tomorrow’s stars. Now, it’s a fusion of independent film, music, showcases and business, technology and creative talks at Startup Village. Plus there’s nowhere in the world like Austin, the self-proclaimed home of live music and each year it pulls together the darlings of of the indie label scene.
A mix of one-off parties, networking events, conferences and workshops make SXSW more than just a music festival - it does for rock and indie what Sonar in Barcelona does for electronic music. You can expect over 2,200 acts, 100 stages and endless business deals being done amongst the cheap beer, Converse sneakers and skinny jeans.
For ways to get around Austin http://www.austintexas.org/
How do I get there?
Using Public Transport: During SXSW, Capital Metro will be enhancing frequency on the MetroAirport bus service, operating every 30 minutes throughout the day during the entire SXSW festival. MetroAirport will be the only route traveling along Congress Avenue, offering direct access to many downtown hotels.
Flying: Austin Airport
Travelling by Rail:Capital Metro will operate a special event MetroRail schedule March 8 - March 15. Enjoy extended hours on Saturdays from 10am - 2am. On March 10 - 11 the train will run until 7pm, on March 12-13 until 12:30am and on Friday, March 14, you can ride the train until 1am.
Music Badge: From Oct 23 $695, Nov 20 $725, Jan 15 $750, Feb 12 $795, walk-up $895
Film Badge: From Oct 23 $550, Nov 20 $575, Jan 15 $625, Feb 12 $650, walk-up $695
Interactive Badge: From Oct 23 $925, Nov 20 $1025, Jan 15 $1095, Feb 12 $1395, walk-up $1495
Gold Badge (Film + Interactive): From Oct 23 $1125, Nov 20 $1225, Jan 15 $1295, Feb 12 $1395, walk-up $1495
Platinum Badge (Music + Film + Interactive): From Oct 23 $1425, Nov 20 $1495, Jan 15 $1575, Feb 12 $1645, walk-up $1745
When can I get them?
Tickets on sale now
Registration open now.
Where can I get them?
Register online for tickets via the website.