SXSW Sydney 2023: what to expect, tickets, speakers

SXSW Sydney 2023: what to expect, tickets, speakers

One of the most highly anticipated events of the tech and entertainment world is coming to Australia. This year's SXSW Sydney 2023 will be held during 8 days in October. Lots of tech and innovations discussions, movie screenings and music concerts are going to be held. Read on to know more about the event and its highlights!

What is SXSW Sydney?

South by Southwest is the event dedicated to helping creative people achieve their goals. It was founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, and is known for its conference and festivals celebrating the convergence of tech, film, music, education, and culture. It's held in March in Texas, and in October in Sydney. During 8 days of the event visitors can attend music, film, and video games festivals, as well as tech and innovation conference. It's a great opportunity to connect with the world's leading thinkers, innovators and creators in tech and entertainment. Check the official website to know more about all the events at SXSW Sydney. 

When is SXSW Sydney 2023?

SXSW Sydney 2023 will be held from October 15 to 22. The SXSW Sydney Games Festival will take place from October 18 to 22.

What is the event schedule?

Since SXSW Sydney is a comprehensive event that includes movie screenings, discussions, video gaming and high tech conferences, keynote speakers talks and forums, there is quite a busy schedule. If you are planning to attend some of the events, check the full schedule here and pick the events you'd like to participate in. 

How much are the tickets for SXSW Sydney 2023?

There are many ticketing options for SXSW Sydney 2023. You can buy a wristband to a specific event, such as a music festival ($330), games festival ($195), or screen festival ($280). An industry wristband will grant you access to the events, sessions, launches and parties across games, music or screen industries. You can get an Expo Day pass for $40 to attend the tech expo, or a badge (starting from $1295) to get the premium access to the events. 

What are the highlights of SXSW Sydney 2023?

If you are a tech enthusiast, you will definitely be interested in a panel discussions with such key speakers as Aaron McDonald, a Futureverse co-founder and CEO, who is responsible for some of today's largest NFT collections and most innovative blockchain and Web3, Robbie Ferguson (Forbes 30 Under 30), president and co-founder of Immutable, Australia's fastest growing technology startup test growing technology startup, and other tech, innovation and startup visionaries.

The music program includes performances by such bands and artists as Alter Boy, Anesu, Almost Monday, Agony, Paige, Bayonne, Bluecoal, Eliott, and others. Check the full line-up here.

Video games lovers can discover new games and can participate in community gaming lives on stage. And movie enthusiast can attend screenings of such films as "1300 – "ROCKSTA", "Black Barbie", "Deep Rising" and other important films focused on our future, its possibilities, dangers and curiosities. Some discussions on movie production will also take place: for example, on October 19, Australian screen icon and longtime supporter of AiF Nicole Kidman and her producing partner Per Saari take guests inside the award-winning production company Blossom Films (Big Little Lies, Nine Perfect Strangers, The Undoing, Love and Death, and the upcoming Expats). 

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