How Music Wristband Access Works
The SXSW Music Festival takes place March 13-18, 2023 in Austin, Texas. Nearly 1,400 Showcasing Artists representing a comprehensive mix of brand new, up-and-coming, international, and legendary artists of all musical genres take the stage for six nights across the city of Austin.
A SXSW Music Festival Wristband guarantees you will not pay a cover charge to see official SXSW Music Festival and Comedy Festival Showcases at over 75 stages from March 13-18, 2023. Music Wristbands do not have guaranteed admission to every SXSW event. Admission is subject to legal venue capacity and age restrictions in compliance with state and local laws.
SXSW Music and Platinum Badges have priority entry over wristbands. Music Wristbands have secondary access to Music Festival Showcases with Interactive and Film & TV Badges. Review Wristband Rules below for further details. Music Wristbands do not have access to SXSW Conference programming, SXSW Film & TV Festival Programming, the International Day Stage, the Radio Day Stage or guaranteed access to activations.
Wristband holders can catch a ride on the SXSW Festival Shuttle – a free circulating shuttle running between the Austin Convention Center, Community Concerts at Lady Bird Lake, and SXSW Film & TV Festival Theaters. Learn more on the Getting Around page.