SXXpress (South by Express) Passes allow Platinum, Film, and Music badgeholders to request priority access to individual Music Festival Showcases and Film Festival screenings.
New for 2018, SXXpress Passes are digital! Printed SXXpress Passes are no longer picked up at the Austin Convention Center, instead, SXXpress Passes can be requested in SXSW GO, the official mobile app, and the online Schedule and will be distributed via email, Apple Wallet, and Android Pay.
How Many SXXpress Passes Do I Get?
- Platinum badgeholders are eligible to receive up to 3 SXXpress Passes per day. This can be any combination of Film Festival screenings and/or Music Festival showcases.
- Film badgeholders are eligible for 2 Film Screening SXXpress Passes per day.
- Music badgeholders are eligible for 2 Music Showcase SXXpress Passes per day.
- Interactive badgeholders are not eligible for SXXpress Passes.
How to Access Digital SXXpress Passes
Before you can sign up for SXXpress Passes you must:
Log in and link your badge in SXSW GO or at SXSW Social using the SXSW Social Link Code found in your “Welcome to SXSW Social” email. (Read the FAQ to learn more). All requests are online and your badge must have Primary access to the event for you to get your SXXpress Pass.
Pick up your badge from Registration, you must have a printed badge before requesting SXXpress Passes.
To request your individual SXXpress Pass:
In SXSW GO or the online schedule, navigate to a Film Screening or Music showcase you want and click the “Request SXXpress Pass” button.
When can I request a SXXpress Pass?
Film Festival Screenings: SXXpress Passes may be requested 24 hours before the start of the screening. The request period will end when the limited number of Passes have been claimed, or 5 hours before the screening, whichever comes first.
Music Festival Showcases: SXXpress Passes may be requested beginning at 8pm the day before the showcase. The request period will end at 3pm each day or when the limited number of Passes have been claimed.
Please note: SXXpress Passes cannot be returned or exchanged. All requests are final.
Need Help? If you are having an issue requesting a SXXpress Pass in SXSW GO or the online schedule:
During the event, please stop by any of our Information Booths or the SXSW Help Desk in Exhibit Hall 5 and a friendly volunteer will assist you. You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SXSW Film Screenings: 1) The SXXpress Pass provides admittance only to the event identified (venue and date) on the Pass; 2) Your badge must match the name printed on and presented along with the SXXpress Pass; 3) SXXpress Passes are non-transferable and are only valid when accompanied with your valid SXSW badge; 4) You must arrive no later than 30 minutes before the start of the film and proceed to the designated area at the front of the Primary Access badge line; 5) All SXXpress Pass are final – NO EXCHANGES OR RETURNS.
SXSW Music Showcases: 1) SXXpress Passes do not guarantee admission, which is subject to venue capacity; 2) Your badge must match the name printed on the SXXpress Pass, and the SXXpress Pass must have the corresponding venue and date; 3) SXXpress Passes are non-transferable and are only valid when accompanied with your valid SXSW badge; 4) Venue staff will direct you to the front of the Primary Access badge line; 5) Due to strict liquor laws in Texas, all venues require a government issued photo ID for entry. SXXpress Passes are not valid for minors at venues that do not admit minors; 6) SXXpress Passes may not be available for some showcases; 7) All SXXpress Pass are final – NO EXCHANGES OR RETURNS.