SXSW Sydney reveals 2023 stats and key dates for 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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