Hosted in Downtown Austin, Texas each spring, the South by Southwest festival, abbreviated SXSW, is one of the largest music festivals in the U.S. and combines music and film. When it began in 1987, SXSW was opened as just music festival with hundreds of performers performing at multiple different venues. By 1994, the festival also added film and interactive conferences, which helped grow SXSW into one of the premiere festivals in the world.

The festival takes place in March, and has grown in it’s over twenty years in existence. In 1987, SXSW saw a respectable 700 registrants for just the music event, but now there are annually 12,000. The events attracts thousands of fans to the Austin area, which has made SXSW an important events for the area’s economy.

SXSW Festival Sued Over Ticket Refund Policy
The South by Southwest (SXSW) media, tech and arts festival is the latest to be hit with a lawsuit regarding ticket refunds in the wake of coronavirus-related event postponements and cancellations. Two ticketholders claiming to spend over $1,000 on their 2020 festival passes filed the class-action suit against the... Read more
Fans Worry About Refunds As Festivals Are Cancelled Amid Coronavirus
More and more festivals across the U.S. are beginning to pull the plug amid concerns over the growing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. However, some events are refusing fans refunds. Over the weekend, this year’s SXSW Festival and Ultra Music Festival were cancelled and “postponed” to 2021. Coachella and Stagecoach were... Read more
SXSW, Ultra Music Festival Canceled Over COVID-19 Spread
Two of the world’s largest gatherings have been canceled as the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues its global spread. Austin’s South By Southwest (SXSW) media conference and Miami’s Ultra Music Festival have been called off as both cities face the growing impact of the virus. Local officials made the calls on... Read more
SXSW, Ultra Music Festival To Go On As Planned Despite Coronavirus Concerns
The show must go on, at least in Austin and Miami. The cities will house two of the world’s most popular gatherings this month – South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin and Ultra Music Festival in Miami – with officials deeming the events will take place despite growing concerns... Read more
Bomb Threat at SXSW Forces The Roots To Cancel Performance
Fans were excited to see the Philadelphia hip-hop band, The Roots, perform a concert at this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) festival this past Saturday, but a bomb threat halted the night. SXSW, an annual conference and festival celebration for film and music in Austin, Texas, is a ten-day... Read more VP Larry Martin to Speak on SXSW Panel
Summary by TicketNews: Larry Martin, vice president of sales for will co-lead a panel discussion on ticket marketing channels entitled, “Going Wide With Ticket Distribution.” The discussion kicks off at 2pm CDT on Thursday, March 14 at the Austin Convention Center in Room 11AB. Read the full announcement... Read more
SXSW takes over Austin with new music and technology
The popular South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival in Austin, TX, logged another successful outing this March 2012, featuring some memorable moments as well as some unexpected ones. Running from March 9 to March 18, the festival is actually three separate events in one: the well-known music event... Read more
PRESS RELEASE: “StubHub to Present an Official SXSW Show With Stone Temple Pilots” SAN FRANCISCO,CA (BUSINESS WIRE) February 25, 2010 – StubHub, the world’s largest ticket marketplace, will present an official SXSW show with Stone Temple Pilots, it was announced today. On Thursday, March 18th, the iconic rock group... Read more
Ticket sales for a number of special concert events, festivals and tours will close during the week ending March 23, as compiled by TicketNews. The three-week Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo is winding down this week, along with ticket sales for its final concert events at Reliant Stadium in... Read more
Russian alternative rock and pop band Mumiy Troll has cancelled its American concerts after lead singer Ilya Lagutenko fell ill in the early morning hours of March 1, following a three hour concert at the Ice Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia. After several hours of surgery, doctors successfully removed... Read more