2019 Artist, Black Pumas - Photo by Renee Dominguez

2019 Artist, Black Pumas - Photo by Renee Dominguez

Day Stages

There are plenty of opportunities to catch live music during the day at SXSW. Registrants with badges and Showcasing Artist Wristband holders can attend daytime showcases at the Radio Day Stage and International Day Stage.

About Day Stages


International Day Stage

The International Day Stage at Brush Square Park highlights performers of all different types of music from countries outside of the United States. In 2019, 14 nations were represented on the International Day Stage including artists from Colombia, Germany, South Korea, Cuba, Norway, Brazil, Spain, Thailand, and more. This year’s lineup will be similarly representative of our international SXSW community.

Radio Day Stage

The Radio Day Stage Presented by Bandpay.me in Ballroom D showcases a variety of buzzy artists presented by a different radio tastemaker each day. Past performers include Broken Social Scene, Spoon, Chicano Batman, Chvrches, White Denim, Laura Marling, Milky Chance, Twin Shadow, Gang of Four, Courtney Barnett, Dum Dum Girls, Damon Albarn, Big Freedia, Phantogram, Iron and Wine, Charles Bradley, Sunflower Bean, and many more.

Radio Day Stage Presented by BandPay.Me

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Music Festival

March 16 – 22, 2020. 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.

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2020 Showcase Applications

SXSW Artist Applications are now open. Showcasing at SXSW means performing in one of Austin’s live music venues for the chance to capture career enhancing attention from our audience of international key industry professionals, members of the media, fellow musicians, and fans alike.

Apply to Showcase at SXSW 2020

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