SXSW: By the numbers

The SXSW Film and Interactive Festivals get underway on Friday.
The SXSW Film and Interactive Festivals get underway on Friday.

AUSTIN (KXAN) – More than 60,000 hotel rooms were booked for the 2014 edition of SXSW as bands, journalists and tech experts from at least 57 different countries descended on Austin for the Music, Interactive, Film and trade show event.

STATISTICS FOR SXSW MUSIC 2014:

  • Music Festival Showcasing Acts: 2,371; International acts: 553 from 57 foreign countries
  • Music Festival Stages: 111
  • Music Festival Acts That Applied: 7,960
  • Music Conference Participants Including Registrants and Artist Wristbands: 27,991(from 82 foreign countries)
  • Music Conference Sessions: 214
  • Music Conference Speakers: 811
  • Music Media in Attendance (approximate): 2,821
  • Butler Park Stage Attendance over 3 days: 55,000

STATISTICS FOR SXSW INTERACTIVE 2014:

  • Interactive Conference Participants: 32,798 (from 82 foreign countries)
  • Interactive Conference Sessions: 1,100
  • Interactive Conference Speakers: 2,377
  • Interactive Media in Attendance (approximate): 3,198

STATISTICS FOR SXSW FILM 2014:

  • Film Conference Participants: 18,747 (from 66 foreign countries)
  • Film Conference Sessions: 200
  • Film Conference Speakers: 566
  • Films Screened: 133 Features; 114 Curated Shorts (from 6,494 Submissions)
  • Film Festival World Premieres: 89; North American Premieres: 11; US Premieres: 8
  • Film Festival Attendance: 72,035
  • Film Media in Attendance (approximate): 2,084

STATISTICS FOR SXSWEDU 2014:

  • Edu Conference Participants: 5,933 (from 35 foreign countries)
  • Edu Conference Sessions: 291
  • Edu Conference Speakers: 734
  • Edu Media in Attendance (approximate): 199

STATISTICS FOR SXSW 2014 TRADE SHOW, EXHIBITS & PARTIES:

  •  SXSW Trade Show Exhibit Spaces: 568; Attendance over 4 days (approximate): 65,000
  • Digital Creative Job Market Exhibit Spaces: 53; Attendance over 2 days (approximate): 4,000
  • SXSW Gaming Expo Exhibit Spaces: 193; Attendance over 3 days approximate): 45,500
  • Music Gear Expo Exhibit Spaces: 70; Combined attendance with Flatstock over 3 days (approximate): 43,000
  • Flatstock 43 Poster Show Exhibit Spaces: 128; Combined attendance with Music Gear Expo over 3 days (approx.): 43,000
  • Official SXSW Parties: 127

ADDITIONAL IMPACT OF SXSW ON THE CITY OF AUSTIN:

  • The economic impact of 2014 will be announced following a detailed analysis by Greyhill Advisors. In 2013, SXSW was directly and indirectly responsible for injecting over $218 million into the Austin economy.
  • Media attention from coast to coast and numerous countries around the world with print, online, and broadcast coverage in 2013 totaling over $37 million.
  • 2014 figures will be forthcoming.
  • Music venue revenues increase on the average of 45% over their next highest month, (similar increases at restaurants, bars, etc.)
  • Establishment of relations with international governmental agencies which reinforces the “Live Music Capital of the World” title
  • 60,458 room nights booked in 71 official hotels
  • 13,990 individual reservations booked
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