Sonicbids is the exclusive online musical event application platform of the 2017 SXSW Music Festival. Visit sonicbids.com/sxsw to start the application process.
Application Fees and Deadlines
- SXSW 2017 Early Deadline: Friday, September 9, 2016 at 11:59PM EDT ($35 fee)
- SXSW 2017 Final Deadline Extended: Monday, October 24, 2016 ($55 fee)
Update: Due to the widespread internet outages on October 21, we’re extending our Artist Application deadline through Monday, October 24.
Should your band be accepted as a Showcasing Artist for SXSW 2017, you will have access to a protected block of rooms through SXSW Housing & Travel. While we hold a large number of rooms in Downtown Austin for our artists, they do sell out every year, and are first come, first served among artists. Once you’re given access to your Artist Information page, you are able to make your hotel reservations there. In the meantime, check out SXSW Housing & Travel for more information about our hotels, pricing, reservation policies, and travel information.