SXSW Sydney Reveals 2023 Stats and Key Dates for 2024

SXSW Sydney 2024




Sydney, NSW – Thursday, 14 December 2023: Today, futurist conference and festival, SXSW Sydney® reflects on its inaugural 2023 event and looks forward to shining a global spotlight on our region’s creative community again in 2024.

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

The inaugural SXSW Sydney was held from Darling Harbour to Chippendale, on Gadigal Land from 15-22 October 2023. It brought together inspired thinkers, creators and innovators from across the world for the iconic festival of festivals”; a conference, music screen and games festivals, a tech & innovation expo and parties that enlivened APAC’s creative industries.

SXSW Sydney attendance: 287,014

Unique attendees: 97,462

Total tickets (badges, wristbands, tickets, expo passes; excluding affiliate events): 34,975

Sessions and events: 1,178

Media/Press attendance: 758

Countries represented by attendees: 41


You can now watch the full keynote interview from Futurist and CEO of the Future Today Institute, Amy Webb. Hosted by author and broadcaster Adam Spencer, the wide-ranging conversation covers emerging tech trends and innovations that will shift paradigms, challenge conventions and shape everything from business, to government and everyday life.

Watch the full video of Amy Webb’s 2023 keynote interview HERE. Stills available HERE.

Following the incredible success of SXSW Sydney 2023, applications for our 2024 Session Select and Music, Screen and Games showcases will be live in the new year. This will be an open invitation to our community to get involved and champion the ideas that will shape our futures.

Badges will also go on sale in the new year.

Watch the full wrap from the event, featuring unmissable moments with thousands of SXSW Sydney 2023 attendees, Chance The Rapper, Nicole Kidman, Charlie Brooker, Naomi Watts and many more.

Video and stills HERE.

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About SXSW®

SXSW dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of tech, film and television, music, education, and culture. An essential destination for global professionals, the annual March event features sessions, music, and comedy showcases, film and television screenings, exhibitions, professional development, and a variety of networking opportunities. SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together. SXSW 2024 will take place March 8-16 in Austin. Learn more at

About SXSW Sydney®

South by Southwest (SXSW) Sydney is an annual meeting place for Asia-Pacific’s pre-eminent creative industries to connect and explore. The event is a week-long program stacked with more than 1,000 ground-breaking events and networking sessions across pillars of Tech and Innovation, Games, Music, Screen and Culture.

Informed by a multicultural landscape and an enduring preservation of past and present Indigenous cultural heritage, Sydney offers a rich arts and culture scene with beautiful galleries, acclaimed theatres and burgeoning performance spaces.

About Destination NSW

Destination NSW is the lead agency, champion and voice for the visitor economy within the NSW Government. Spearheading a whole-of-government approach to visitor economy growth, Destination NSW is responsible for leading the delivery of the NSW Visitor Economy Strategy 2030 in partnership with government and industry. Destination NSW influences and shapes the visitor economy through strategic research, policy and thought leadership, stakeholder engagement and consultation, commercial partnerships and investment in visitor experiences, business support, marketing and events. Destination NSW is also the major investor in Business Events Sydney (BESydney) for the purpose of securing more international and domestic conventions, incentive travel reward programs, corporate events and expos for Sydney and regional NSW.

About TEG

TEG is a global leader in Live Entertainment, Ticketing and Technology. Every day TEG connects fans to experiences and customers with brands. We are proud partners of some of the world’s largest and most iconic venues as well as leading event promoters globally. TEG operates worldwide out of seven country offices and includes Ticketek, Ticketek Marketplace, Ticketek UK, Ticketek New Zealand, Ticketek Malaysia, Ticketek Philippines, Eventopia, Softix, TEG Live, TEG Dainty, TEG Sport, TEG Van Egmond, Laneway Festival, Handsome Tours, SXSW Sydney, TEG Theatrical, MJR Presents, TEG Lifelike Touring, TEG TES Live, Brickman, TEG Rockefeller, Rugby Live, TEG Europe, Propaganda, TEG USA, Qudos Bank Arena, FAN+, VIP NOW and Ovation.



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