It’s that time again: South by Southwest will begin selling wristbands to this year’s SXSW Music Festival at 11 a.m. this morning (Tuesday, Jan. 16). They’re $169 (tax included) and will only be available online via the event’s website.
More than 2,000 acts will perform on 100 stages between Monday, March 12, and Sunday, March 18, as part of SXSW Music. A new wrinkle this year: Music wristbands also will get you into the SXSW Gaming Expo.
Wristband sales are limited to Austin-area residents. Per the SXSW press release: “Individuals may purchase 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 Greater Austin area. A list of zip codes is available at wristbands.sxsw.com/music.” Historically, the SXSW Music wristbands have sold out quickly.
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