SXSW: South by Southwest comes to Sydney

SXSW Sydney will expand the world-famous music, film and art festival into the Asia Pacific region for the first time.

For the first time ever, South by Southwest (SXSW) is expanding beyond Austin, Texas – where the festival has been held since 1987 – and they’ve set their sights on Sydney.

Beginning on 15 October 2023 and running over seven days, SXSW Sydney will not replace the usual SXSW in Austin but rather expand the festival into the Asia Pacific region. This new expansion will comprise 1,000 sessions, screenings, and performances, activations, and parties all across the city.

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Silvi Vann-Wall is a journalist, podcaster, and filmmaker. They joined ScreenHub as Film Content Lead in 2022. Twitter: @SilviReports