Every year in March tens of thousands from the world over flock to Austin, Texas for the SXSW Music Festival, one of the largest, most influential global music events in the world. Queensland artists looking to make the journey to SXSW in 2019 can apply now!
Across a massive range of venues scattered through downtown Austin, showcasing acts play to an audience of industry reps, media members, and thousands of fans and fellow musicians from every corner of the globe. There are also additional showcase opportunities through Sounds Australia’s long-running Aussie BBQ shows, which draw a huge crowd every year. You can apply for funding to help you get there through Australia Council and Arts Queensland.
This year saw a strong QLD contingent touch down in Austin, with Hatchie (pictured), Amy Shark, Daggy Man and Mallrat all showcasing at SXSW. 2018 also saw the inaugural BIGSOUND Brunch, an official party at the new Australia House featuring BIGSOUND alumni acts such as Stella Donnelly, Didirri, Slum Sociable, Gordi and more.
SXSW 2019 Early Deadline: Friday, 13 September, 2018 at 11:59PM PT ($35 fee)
SXSW 2019 Final Deadline: Friday, 25 October, 2018 at 11:59PM PT ($55 fee)
For more information and to apply to showcase click below.
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