For the first time, in the history of SXSW, you don’t have to travel to Austin, Texas to tick this major event off your bucket list, because its coming to Sydney!
SXSW is more than just a festival – it’s a kaleidoscopic journey through the cutting-edge of music, tech, games, and screen industries, a vibrant collision of cultures and ideas that ignites the senses and expands the mind. It’s a beautiful, mesmerizing spectacle that captures the essence of creativity and innovation in its purest form.
SXSW Sydney is where the magic happening in 2023, and leading the charge are Australia’s very own music pioneers, including 1tbsp from Brisbane, Ashli from Sydney, and Rum Jungle from Newcastle. Joining them are the fresh and exciting sounds of Soaked Oats from New Zealand, Nuha Ruby Ra, and Wallice from the US. But that’s not all – there’s more to come as we count down the days to the festival.
And let’s not forget about the incredible speakers joining us this year. We are thrilled to announce the latest Featured Speaker, Chris Lee, a.k.a. Sung-su Lee, Chief A&R Officer and former CEO of one of Korea’s biggest entertainment companies. He’ll be sharing his wisdom and experience on the Music Industry conference track, giving us a glimpse into the world of K-pop and beyond.
Get ready for a mind-blowing experience as SXSW Sydney showcases the future faces of music in Australia, APAC, and beyond. With unexpected discoveries at every turn, this is one festival you won’t want to miss. So without further ado, let’s discover the hottest new faces in music as they take the stage at SXSW Sydney.
- Australia: 1tbsp (Brisbane), Alter Boy (Perth), Andrew Guruwiwi Band (Nhulunbuy, NT), Ashli (Sydney), Dean Brady (Brisbane), DICE (Perth), dust (Newcastle), Elle Shimada (Melbourne), Mali Jo$e (Perth), Mi-Kaisha (Sydney – based in NYC), Mikayla Pasterfield (Sydney), Milku (Sydney) Phoebe Go (Melbourne), Teenage Joans (Adelaide), Vv Pete (Sydney), PANIA (Melbourne), GO-JO (Perth), Rum Jungle (Newcastle)
- NZ: Hans., hanbee, Soaked Oats
- UK: Nuha Ruby Ra
- USA: Wallice
- South Korea: HYPNOSIS THERAPY
- Japan: CHAMELEON LIME WHOOPIEPIE
- + more to be added in the lead up to SXSW Sydney.
Our speaker lineup is growing 🤠 #SXSWSydney welcomes Chris Lee from @SMTOWNGLOBAL 🎶
Get unparalleled insight into the K-Pop industry and hear about his role in the astronomical success of groups like:
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— SXSW Sydney (@sxswsydney) May 4, 2023