SXSW Sydney Wristband The Best Value Live Ticket In Town

21 August 2023 | 9:59 am | Jessie Lynch
In Partnership With SXSW Sydney

The Wristband provides access to over 300 electrifying performances.

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Today, SXSW Sydney has announced a pivotal component of the futurist event, the SXSW Sydney Music Festival Wristband.

The Wristband, which goes on sale this Friday, 25 August, provides access to over 300 electrifying performances from the best emerging and established Australian and international artists, spread across 25 iconic venues over 4 unforgettable days…. for the earlybird price of just $280.

SXSW is renowned for its complete takeover of the city of Austin, and SXSW Sydney 2023 will follow suit with iconic Sydney venues, bars, pubs, and entire streets being taken over for a music hub like no other.

The SXSW Sydney Music Festival is not your average music festival; it's a journey through the beating heart of the international music scene. From the discovery of Billie Eilish to Kendrick Lamar’s ground-breaking performance, a three-hour-long set from Prince to an intimate gig from Kanye West and Jay-Z and much more – the SXSW Music Festival has been renowned for curating unforgettable music experiences in its hometown Austin, Texas, and developed a legacy for launching what’s next in the global music industry.

Whether you’re looking to discover your next favourite artist or your next signing, SXSW Sydney 2023 is an unmissable addition to the music calendar this October.

Badges and wristbands are on sale now.

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Secure your passage to the ultimate music adventure with a SXSW Sydney Music Festival wristband that gives you access to all of the festival’s live music events.

Discover your new favourite artist, witness iconic local legends, and dance the night away with your passport to non-stop music exploration. Don't miss out on the Early Bird pricing of $280.

Wristbands will be available for purchase starting Friday, 25 August, at

Wristbands vs Badges

The difference between badges and wristbands? Platinum and Music badges include priority access to all aspects of the Music Festival mentioned above, as well as access to conference keynotes and panels, industry showcases, workshops, parties, launches, networking events, and much more.

Wristbands grant access to the Music Festival and the 300 performances that make it up.


New, developing, and established artists come together to make up a diverse line-up, from celebrated local legends to international rising stars.

With over 200 artists including new additions buzzy NZ hip-hop star Will Swinton, inventive Indonesian jazz trio Batavia Collective, and local punks These New South Whales joining incredible local and international stars like TikTok’s favourite hip-hop duo Flyana Boss, rising Canadian star EKKSTACY, UK indie act Connie Constance, Japanese punk quartet Otoboke Beaver, Korean hip-hop sibling duo Lil Cherry & GOLDBUUDA, young Australian, Nashville-based country music star Alex Mather, and many more.

SXSW Sydney is also partnering with friends at Someday Soon to give SXSW Sydney the chance to check out this year’s incredible line-up including What So Not, Royel Otis, Sycco, 1300, and others, at the University of Sydney on Saturday, 21 October.

Stay tuned for more info on how to register for this SXSW Sydney affiliate event.


Witness the city come alive as the SXSW Sydney precinct is taken over by live music. From beloved music venues like the Lansdowne and the Lord Gladstone, complete takeover of pubs like the Hollywood Hotel and the Chippo Hotel, to street parties and surprise performances - discover your new favourite artists at SXSW Sydney’s inaugural Music Festival.


Iconic brands and music companies such as APRA-AMCOS, BMI, Dr. Martens, Handsome Tours, Laneway Festival, The Orchard, Vans, Virgin Music, and Warner Music (plus more to be announced) will host and curate showcases and parties across the week. SXSW Sydney is proudly sponsored by Young Henrys.


Like the OG SXSW in Austin, there’ll be a number of designated ‘country houses’, including the British Music Embassy and Korea Spotlight presented by KOCCA, where you can encounter the brightest overseas talent.

Don't miss your chance to be part of Sydney's most dynamic and immersive music experience. Join us at the SXSW Sydney Music Festival and let the music guide you through the city.