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SXSW Sydney 2023 Music Submissions Now Closed

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Showcasing at SXSW Sydney 2023 Music Festival


The inaugural SXSW Sydney Music Festival will take place from 18-21 October 2023. Showcasing at SXSW Sydney means playing in one of Sydney’s many central live music venues for industry reps, media members, and thousands of fans and fellow musicians from all over the world.

Applications for SXSW Sydney Music Submission are now closed.

We have received applications from artists of all genres, from all around the world. From solo artists to musical groups, established and emerging talent and everything in between, we thank all of those who applied to showcase their work at SXSW Sydney Music Festival 2023. 


Important Information:

  • One official SXSW Sydney showcase performance is guaranteed per invited act
  • Showcase slots run an average of 40 minutes (some exceptions may apply)
  • Showcases will take place between 18-21 October 2023
  • SXSW Sydney does not cover visa, travel and accommodation expenses


SXSW Sydney will review all submissions received and will be in touch with applicants on or before 1 Sept 2023 regarding their invitation status.


“SXSW is a milestone for any artist and essential for music industry professionals seeking to expand networks and enhance their careers. SXSW Sydney will replicate that: expect to make meaningful connections, access career-defining opportunities and experience “I was there” moments at every turn.” – Claire Collins, SXSW Sydney Head of Music.



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