What is the South By Southwest Music Festival?
As the spring comes, the Austin streets prepare for one of the greatest cultural events in the US, if not in the world! The annual SXSW Festival 2020 is more than just the gathering of fans; it’s cinema, music, education, ecology, that unite and expand the horizons for the whole week. Throughout its history, since 1987, the South By Southwest Festival has been only growing in scope and size and has become a complex event for the great variety of acts.
The SXSW 2020 will take place at the Austin Convention Center, and promises its fans an endless variety of musical acts: as for 2014, the number of musicians has reached the enormous 2,000! The SXSW tickets are a thing if you intend to see the cinema works by the directors of any level, and hear the motivational speeches of such artists as Jon Favreau, Mark Duplass, Ava DuVernay, Ryan Gosling, Nicolas Cage, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Tilda Swinton, and others.
What Are the SXSW Tickets Prices and Availability?
The prices for the SXSW Tickets in 2020 start at $825 for the 10-day Music Badge, according to the ticket provider TickPick (prices are subject to changes). The organizers offer the following 10-day packages for the fans:
- 2020 Music Badge: starting at $825
- 2020 Platinum Badge: starting at $1150 (the access to every zone of the festival. Get the fullest feeling of SXSW, and do not miss any artist, any movie, and any speaker!)
- 2020 SXSW EDU Badge: starting at $345.
- 2020 Interactive Badge: starting at $825.
- 2020 Film Badge: starting at $825.
What Are The SXSW 2020 Dates?
The 2020 SXSW will take place at the very beginning of the spring, from March, 13 to March 22, 2020. The complete 10 days, during which you’ll be able to visit the Music, Film, or the EDU section of the festival.
What’s the SXSW location in 2020?
The 2020 festival will take place at the same venue as before, which is the Austin Convention Center. The address is St. Entrance, 500 E Cesar Chavez St #4th, Austin, TX.
Where To Stay During SXSW 2020?
The SXSW festival 2020 does not offer any camping, as it takes place in the Austin Convention Center, so you’ll have to find the housing in the nearby hotels, hostels or short-term rentals. The hotels as Hilton Hotel Austin, Westin Hotel Downtown Austin, and Hyatt Place Hotel Downtown Austin are in the closest proximity to the venue, with the prices starting at $250 per night.
If you are keen on something more budget-friendly, check out the offers by HotelsCombined. The cheapest options are available at as low as $350 per night.
How to get to the SXSW?
To get from the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS), go to ABIA Lower Level stop, and pick on the Bus 20-Manor Rd/Riverside-NB, and exit on the Lavaca/4th Street stop. The address of the ACC is St. Entrance, 500 E Cesar Chavez St #4th.
Tips for a safe and quick way to the SXSW festival
- Traffic is subject to change, so be careful of the traffic jams, and plan your route wisely.
- Follow the signs and obey all the traffic laws.
- Not following instructions may send you driving in circles due to road closures, no left turns, etc.
SXSW 2018 Aftermovie
Frequently Answered Question
How Long Is The SXSW Festival?
The festival will last for 10 days, March 13 through March 22.
Where Is SXSW Held In Austin?
The festival takes place at the usual venue, the Austin Convention Center (ACC). It’s right at the Downtown Austin, and has fitted more than 289,000 fans during the SXSW 2018!
How Much Does It Cost To Go To SXSW?
The ticket prices for the SXSW 2020 start at $825, and the price can grow depending on your zone preferences. An average price for housing would take $150 a day if you decide to stay with Airbnb, and more if you choose the hotel. Prepare around $25-50 a day for food and drinks. Also, if you go by plane, prepare approximately $350-500 for the airfare.
What to Bring with Yourself for Camping?
The following items will be useful: