Applications for band showcases at SXSW opening this month

Keen to get yourself to SXSW this year as a showcasing artist? You’ve got your chance, with applications opening online this June 26th.

SXSW enters its 31st year in 2018 and this March, celebrated another wildly successful year in Austin, Texas. Out of the 240 bands who submitted applications, 70 bands were invited. Over 40 bands from Australia who accepted played the showcase festival this year though a wide range of official and unofficial gigs. As with every year, SXSW provides a platform for music discovery and networking unlike any other you’re likely to see out on that side of the globe – for any established or emerging artist willing to throw themselves into the chaos for a spin, we’d definitely recommend.

Applications for SXSW 2018 open on Monday, June 26th for not only Music Festival showcasing artists, but also for PanelPicker, SXSW Film submissions, the Interactive Innovation Awards, the SXSW Art Program and more. Early deadline applications for SXSW Music shut on September 8th, with the final deadline having been extended until October 20th.

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Photo by Shelly Hiam.