SXSW wristbands for Austin-area residents now on sale

FILE - SXSW 2016 banner (KXAN Photo/Ed Zavala)
FILE - SXSW 2016 banner (KXAN Photo/Ed Zavala)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Get them while you can. South by Southwest fest wristbands are now on sale.

The music wristbands, priced at $169, are available only to Austin-area residents. Those unlucky enough not to have an Austin-area zip code are currently paying at least $1,225 for a film, music or interactive badge.

Fair warning: Wristbands do not guarantee entry to every SXSW screening or show. Badge-holders get priority.

The wristbands, which went on sell at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, are expected to sell out quickly, the festival said. South by Southwest Music, taking place March 13-20, is held on 100 stages throughout central Austin with more than 2,000 artists performing.

Attendees can buy one wristband for themselves and one for another person whose name must be provided at the time of purchase. Online purchase requires a credit card with a billing zip code in the Austin area. A list of zip codes is available at

Wristbands for South by Southwest Film Festival also went on sale Tuesday morning, with the option to buy full week or half week wristbands.

Artists continue to be confirmed, but a tiny sample of performers include: Beach Slang, Cherry Glazerr, Kweku Collins, Flamingods, Garland Jeffreys, La Dame Blanche, Lianna, Lizzo, Missio, Modern English, Open Mike Eagle, PWR BTTM, Sad 13, Saint, Alexandra Savior, S U R V I V E, Temples, Miss Lavelle White and the L Men, and Charlotte Day Wilson. The schedule can be found at provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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