SXSW Music Festival

Photos (clockwise): AG Cook (Steve Rogers Photography/Getty Images), Hinds (Dustin Finkelstein/Getty Images), Future Islands (Richard Kies), Curren$y (Rudy Luna), Perfume (Dustin Finkelstein/Getty Images), Marina & the Diamonds (Ron Herrman)

The SXSW Music Festival is one of the largest and most influential global music events of the year, taking place every March in Austin, Texas - the Live Music Capital of the World.

At SXSW 2015, more than 30,000 music industry professionals and musicians took in six nights of performances in over 100 downtown venues, with a lineup featuring 2,200 acts from 62 foreign countries. In 2016, we plan to continue our tradition of bringing attendees a comprehensive mix of brand new, up-and-coming, international and legendary performers planted all over Austin in bars, clubs, parks, churches and elsewhere.

The dates for the next SXSW Music Festival are March 15-20, 2016. We will begin announcing artists and showcases beginning Fall 2015. In the meantime, take a peek through 30 Years of SXSW and some of our Showcasing Artist alumni and watch past performances on the SXSW YouTube page.

The early deadline to apply to perform at 2016 SXSW Music is Friday, September 11; the final deadline is Friday, October 23.

Registration and hotel booking for SXSW 2016 are now open. Sign up for monthly and weekly SXSW newsletters to make sure you're in the loop on important announcements.

Photos (clockwise from top left):
AG Cook by Steve Rogers Photography/Getty Images
Hinds by Dustin Finkelstein/Getty Images
Future Islands by Richard Kies
Curren$y by Rudy Luna
Perfume by Dustin Finkelstein/Getty Images
Marina & the Diamonds by Ron Herrman