SXSW Sydney Reveals Key Dates for 2024 Edition

Chance the Rapper at SXSW Sydney

Following the success of the inaugural SXSW Sydney, dates have been confirmed for the 2024 edition.

Organisers of the renowned festival have announced that SXSW Sydney 2024 will be held from Monday, October 14th-Sunday, October 20th.

Applications for the 2023 Session Select, Music, Screen, and Games Showcase will open in the new year. Badges will also go on sale in 2024.

The first-ever SXSW Sydney featured icons from around the arts including US hip hop artist Chance the Rapper, Hollywood stars Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts, and “Black Mirror” writer Charlie Brooker.

To coincide with the announcement of SXSW Sydney 2024, organisers have reflected on the inaugural edition, which was held from October 15th-22nd.

The official attendance in 2023 was 287,014, with 97,462 of those being unique attendees. A total of 34,975 tickets (badges, wristbands, tickets, expo passes; excluding affiliate events) were sold across 1,178 sessions and events.  758 media/press were in attendance, with 41 countries represented by attendees.

“To say SXSW Sydney left a mark on the city in its inaugural year is an understatement,” says SXSW Sydney Chair Geoff Jones. “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.”

Variety Australia took part in the 2023 edition, partnering with technology and marketing services specialist DEPT® to host a series of talks and panel discussions with industry-leading experts exploring the latest trends and innovations in tech and marketing.

In the heart of Sydney’s tranquil Chinese Garden of Friendship, DEPT®Australia’s Garden House emerged as a sanctuary of connection, innovation and good vibes at the festival.

The program featured a bunch of highlights, including a talk on “Pioneering Meaningful Social Impact” with speakers from B Lab, Canva and DEPT® and a lively discussion between Rolling Stone & Variety Editor-in-Chief Poppy Reid and Andrew Stone from Chugg Music.