SXSW Sydney 2024

SXSW Sydney is Returning in 2024: Save The Date

SXSW Sydney debuted in 2023 to great success, and it’s thankfully returning for a second year in 2024; here are all the details you need to know.

Last year marked the first year SXSW came to Australia and featured some unmissable appearances from the likes of Chance The Rapper, Nicole Kidman, Naomi Watts, Troy Baker, and many more. Game Crater was fortunate enough to attend the event, and you can check out our coverage of the Games Festival here.

When is SXSW Sydney 2024?

SXSW Sydney 2024 will take place from Monday, October 14, 2023, to Sunday, October 20, 2023. There is currently no further information about the event, and the date announcement acts as a ‘save the date’.

Applications to take part in the festival will be available in the new year. Plus, badges and Wristbands for attendees will also be available to purchase at a later date.

SXSW Games Festival Opening Night
SXSW Games Festival Opening Night with Troy Baker, Anjali Bhimani, and Montaigne

The Key Stats for SXSW Sydney 2023

SXSW Sydney 2023 was a resounding success for its debut year, and it’s good to see that while other physical events in the world are coming to an end, there are still new festivals with plenty of promise.

Here are the stats for SXSW Sydney 2023 at a glance:

  • SXSW Sydney attendance: 287,014
  • Unique attendees: 97,462
  • Total tickets (badges, wristbands, tickets, expo passes; excluding affiliate events): 34,975
  • Sessions and events: 1,178
  • Media/Press attendance: 758
  • Countries represented by attendees: 41

Geoff Jones, SXSW Sydney Chair, said: “To say SXSW Sydney left a mark on the city in its inaugural year is an understatement. The team pulled together a remarkable grand-scale event that brought together APAC’s creative communities in a way the region had never seen before. We are thrilled to announce the dates for SXSW Sydney 2024 in partnership with the NSW Government and look forward to opening more doors for innovators across the Tech & Innovation, Music, Screen, Games, and creative industries.”

That’s everything available about SXSW Sydney 2024 so far. Make sure you bookmark our page here, which will be updated as soon as new content becomes available.


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