Day 2 at SXSW Sydney, obsessing over the giant Suntory Vending Machine, and a dose of tech, film, & rap

Day 2 at SXSW Sydney was buzzing, thanks to the hella great vibe at Tumbalong Park and the iconic Suntory Vending Machine.

Probably one of the coolest things you’re going to set your eyes upon at SXSW Sydney, the colossal Minus 196 three-story vending machine in the kind of yellow that brings about lemony thirst that only a Minus 196 can quench.

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Amy Webb kicked things off with a keynote on emerging tech trends. The CEO of Future Today Institute kept it real, giving practical insights for those wanting to navigate the tech scene. Adam Spencer was on hand to keep the conversation easy-going.

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(Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images for SXSW Sydney)

“Once Upon A Time in Hollywood” gave us a down-to-earth look at the film industry. Jason Clarke, Phillip Noyce, Charmaine Bingwa, and Amy Wang shared their experiences. Bec Smith kept the chat relaxed, getting insights on their contributions in Hollywood and back home.

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The night wrapped up with the world premiere of “ONEFOUR: Against All Odds.” Gabriel Gasparinatos’ doc was a raw tale of Aussie drill rap pioneers. It was a rollercoaster of ambition and hurdles.

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(Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images for SXSW Sydney)

Looking ahead, there’s more cool stuff in store: from Naomi Watts and Mia Freedman talking reinvention to a deep dive into Aussie Hip Hop with the ARIA Awards 2023. And let’s not forget the parties – it’s gonna be a amazing! 

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Charlie Brooker, Creator of “Black Mirror” and Colin Daniel, Managing Director of SXSW Sydney attend the SXSW Sydney opening night screening of “The Royal Hotel”  (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images for SXSW Sydney)

SXSW Sydney is shaping up to be quite the ride!

Unmissable events tomorrow:

The launch of the Music and Games Festival kicks off tomorrow! Check out our top picks below:

The entire event schedule is now available here.