SXSW 2025: South by Southwest Conference & Festivals

Bringing thousands of visitors to Austin each March, SXSW is one of the world's premier events showcasing music, film and interactive media. From March 7-15, 2025, the internationally-recognized event is going all out with live panels, special events, cinema and much more. Check out our guide to plan your 2025 SXSW experience. More details to be announced in early 2025.

When is SXSW 2025?

SXSW In-Person and Online
March 7-15, 2025

From March 7-15, experience unparalleled discovery, learning, professional development, and networking with creatives from around the world. The event features Conference sessions, Film Festival screenings, Music Festival showcases, world-class exhibitions, networking opportunities, competitions, awards ceremonies, and much more.

Register and book your hotel early for the best rates. Find restaurants, attractions and more planning resources in our digital Austin Insider Guide.

Badge Information

All SXSW Badges gain access to SXSW Online, the digital event component which includes live streamed content from Conference sessions to the iconic film and music festivals as well as unique networking opportunities and much more. And if you can’t make it IRL, check out the Online Pass.

Chelsea Handler and Jen Psaki at a SXSW keynote in 2023.
Chlesea Handler and Jen Psak at the SXSW Conference. Credit to Holly Jee.

Conference Keynotes & Featured Speakers

Each year, the greatest minds from around the globe converge at the SXSW Conference and 2025 will be no different. In 2024, Keynote Speakers and Featured Sessions ranged from musicians to actors to notable public figures, like Jane Fonda, Selena Gomez, Dan Auerbach & Patrick Carney of The Black Keys, Meghan Markle and more. Keynote Speakers and Featured Sessions will be announced closer to the event in early 2025.

Otoboke Beaver at the Rolling Stone Future Of Music Showcase at SXSW 2023.
Otoboke Beaver at the Rolling Stone Future Of Music Showcase at the SXSW Music Festival. Credit to Katrina Barber.

SXSW Music Festival

Experience unmatched performances during SXSW Music Festival, with showcases from renowned and up-and-coming artists from around the world. The 2024 musical lineup featured showcasing artists include Bootsy Collins, Hinds, Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney of The Black Keys and Ralphie Choo. The Live Music Capital of the World® was represented by talent such as Ben Buck, Big Wy's Brass Band, Cactus Lee, Madison Baker, Night Drive, Zach Person and many more. Showcasing artists will be announced closer to the event date in early 2025.

Check out the top local artists to catch at SXSW this year.

Chris Pine on the SXSW red carpet before the Dungeons and Dragons Premiere.
Chris Pine at the Dungeons & Dragons showing at the SXSW Film Festival. Credit to Adam Kissick.

SXSW Film Festival

During the 31st annual SXSW Film Festival, thousands of fans, filmmakers, press, and industry leaders will had the opportunity to experience film screenings, sessions, meetups and special events. Headlining films included "The Fall Guy" an an action movie with Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt, the comedy, drama "The Idea of You" featuring Anne Hathaway, a reimagined production of "Road House" starring Jake Gyllenhaal and many more.

Be sure to catch a screening of these Austin based films at SXSW this year.

Eric Andre holding a mic and doing a comedy set at SXSW.
Eric Andre at SXSW. Credit to Shannon Johnston.

SXSW Comedy

Catch your favorite comedian, or a new up-and-comer, during the Comedy Festival at SXSW. See everything from stand-up and sketch comedy to podcast recordings and conversations throughout the week at SXSW. The 2024 festival featured big names like Samantha Bee, Nick Kroll, Lilly Singh and more. The festival lineup typically consists of over 60 can't-miss comedians and podcasts with lineup announcements taking place closer to the event in early 2025.

For information about transportation options during the festival, visit Get There ATX to learn more. Keep up with the full slate of panels and events at and make sure to check out the number of creative, tech and wellness expos at this year's event.