SXSW Music Festival photo by Melissa Bordeau
The SXSW Music Festival takes place March 13-18, 2023 in Austin, Texas. Nearly 1,400 Showcasing Artists representing a comprehensive mix of brand new, up-and-coming, international, and legendary artists of all musical genres take the stage for six nights across the city of Austin.
- A SXSW Music Festival Wristband guarantees you will not pay a cover charge to see official SXSW Music Festival Showcases at over 75 stages.
- Admission to all venues is subject to legal capacity.
- Wristbands can only be purchased via the SXSW Wristband Cart by Austinites with a local billing zip code. Limit six per customer.
- The Music Festival Wristband does not include access to SXSW Conference Programming, SXSW Film & TV Festival Programming, the International Day Stage, the Radio Day Stage or guarantee access to activations.
- Admission to most venues will be subject to minimum age requirements.
- Wristband holders will have Secondary Access to Music Festival Showcases.
- Secondary Access Lines include SXSW Music Festival Wristbands and SXSW Film & TV and Interactive Badges.
- Primary Access Lines include SXSW Platinum and Music Badges.
- More information about access can be found on the Attendee Services Page.
- Some showcases may have limited admission policies.
- Your wristband also grants access to SXSW Comedy showcases from March 13-18.
- Your wristband gets you access to the SXSW Festival Shuttle for rides between SXSW venues in Downtown Austin.
- Wristband pickup begins on Monday, March 13 at 9:00am at the Austin Convention Center in Exhibit Hall 1 (at the corner of Cesar Chavez and Trinity)
- Learn more about wristband purchase requirements here.
- Learn more about the SXSW Music Festival here.