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SXSW to make international debut in Sydney in October 2023

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SXSW – will expand to Australia next year, marking the first time in the event’s 36-year history that an international edition will be held.Since its launch in 1987, SXSW has grown exponentially; this year’s edition, for example, ran for 10 days across March 11-20.

It’s long called Austin, Texas home, but the team behind it have held spin-off events – like North By Northwest (NXNW) in Portland, North By Northeast (NXNE) in Toronto, and West By Southwest (WXSW) in Tucson – in years past.

Australia’s iteration will be the first to bare the primary SXSW branding outside of the US.It’ll launch in Sydney next year, running across October 15-22.

Venues, performers and speakers are yet to be announced, however APRA AMCOS – the music industry organisation spearheading SXSW’s Asia-Pacific expansion – revealed today (June 30) that SXSW Sydney will host more than 1,000 events.

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