In massive news for the Australian music industry, the iconic South By Southwest will be hosting an event in Sydney in 2023.
South by Southwest Sydney will be the first time the festival has expanded outside of its Austin, Texas home. The inaugural Australian edition of SXSW is set to take place in Sydney in October 2023, showcasing the latest in music, film, gaming, tech and innovation.
With over 1000 performances, keynote addresses, panel sessions, screenings and more running throughout the city. SXSW Sydney will kick off on Sunday, 15th October 2023 and run for a full week. The format will be very similar to what is seen in Austin.
SXSW is set to run an Asia-Pacific edition of the conference annually following the inaugural Sydney event. Destination NSW and TEG will help to organise the Sydney event.
The Managing Director of SXSW Sydney Colin Daniels iteration said the event would bring together “the largest group of inspiring international thinkers, creators, innovators and performers ever seen in Sydney at one time.”
SXSW CEO and co-founder Roland Swenson said
"We believe that Sydney’s similar future-focused, fast-moving culture that celebrates and cultivates creativity across many different industries, artistic endeavours and entrepreneurial projects makes it the perfect destination for an extension of our event,”
— SXSW Sydney (@sxswsydney) June 29, 2022
Given the rude health of the heavy music scene in Australia, at Maniacs, we hope to see a significantly increased heavy music presence at the Australian edition of SXSW to what is usually seen at the Austin event.
Watch some fan footage of a very young Turnstile ripping through Death Grips at SXSW 2016.
If you dig what you hear and you somehow haven't listened to Glow On which was released via Roadrunner Records last year, we'd advise you to do so, pronto, it was one of our albums-of-the-year!
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Glow On Tracklist
3. Don't Play
4. Underwater Boi
6. Humanoid / Shake It Up
8. Fly Again
9. Alien Love Call (FEAT. Blood Orange)
10. Wild Wrld
12. New Heart Design
13. T.L.C. (Turnstile Love Connection)
14. No Surprise
15. Lonley Dezires (FEAT. Blood Orange)
Listen to Turnstile now.