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SXXpress (South by Express) is a feature pass program for SXSW Platinum, Film and Music registrants that allows enhanced access to Music and Film Festival programming. Open March 9-18 from 9:00am – 4:00pm.
These passes allow eligible badgeholders to gain admission to Film screenings 30 minutes before showtime or go to the head of the Primary Access line for Music showcases. SXXpress passes do not guarantee admission, which is subject to venue capacity and other restrictions. Passes are nontransferable and are only valid when accompanied by the corresponding badge.
Badgeholders can pick up a daily allocation of passes. These are distributed from the SXXpress pickup point in the Palazzo at the Austin Convention Center, near Exhibit Hall 1 on the Cesar Chavez side of the building. Passes are made available on the day before the event, so badgeholders can collect their allocation for the current and following days in one visit.
Platinum registrants are eligible to receive up to two passes per day. In one visit, each badgeholder can receive one Film pass and one Music pass OR two of either Film or Music.
Film registrants are eligible for two Film SXXpress passes per day. In one visit each badgeholder can collect as many as two Film passes for events on the current day and two for events on the following day.
Music registrants are eligible for one Music SXXpress pass per day, and can collect up to two passes in one visit—one for an event on that day and one for the following day.
Interactive registrants are not eligible for SXXpress passes.
A limited number of passes will be assigned to each Film Screening and Music Showcase, and computers at SXXpress pickup will track the number of passes issued. When the allotted number of passes has been distributed, signage at the pick-up point will list that particular show or screening as “not available”. This does not mean an event is sold out, only that there are no more SXXpress passes available. Registrants will usually be able to gain entry to most events with their badges.
SXXpress Film passes will be available to Platinum and Film badgeholders from Friday, March 10 through Saturday, March 18 from 9:00am – 4:00pm. Film passes will allow priority access to film screenings as long as the holder arrives at the venue no less than 30 minutes before the scheduled screening time. Passholders who arrive later than this will need to join the Primary access line as normal.
SXXpress Music passes will be available from Tuesday, March 14 through Saturday, March 18 for holders of Music or Platinum badges from 9:00am – 4:00pm. Music passes allow priority entry to venues ahead of attendees with wristbands and badgeholders without passes.