An individual can buy up to two Music Wristbands and up to two Film Wristbands. Unique emails must be used when purchasing two wristbands of the same type.
The discount wristbands will only be sold over the internet, and will require a valid credit card with an Austin area billing address. Click here for a list of approved zip codes.
There will be no refunds or name transfers after purchase. If you buy more than the two wristbands permitted, you will not be able to give or sell them to other people. Before purchasing a second wristband make sure the second person you buy a wristband for has not made other arrangements and is definitely able to attend SXSW.
You will be sent a confirmation email which will include instructions for picking up your wristband. You must bring a valid form of photo ID to redeem your wristband. Your wristband will be placed on your wrist at time of pick up.
SXSW badges give priority entry over wristbands. Wristbands cannot guarantee admission to every SXSW event. Event admission is subject to venue capacity and age restrictions in compliance with state and local laws. Review Wristband Rules below for further details.
Wristband holders can catch a ride on the SXSW Festival Shuttle – a free circulating shuttle running between the Austin Convention Center, SXSW Outdoor Stage at Ladybird Lake and SXSW Film Festival Theaters. Learn more here.
Don’t live in the Austin area? Special wristband hotel packages are available for out-of-towners! Visit Hotel Music Wristband Packages for more information.
Are you an Austin local? Want the full fan experience for SXSW? Leave the traffic and trouble at home! Buy a wristband to access SXSW conference rates at our top hotels and stay downtown. Book your hotel from the link in your local Music Fest wristband purchase confirmation email.
Download the official mobile app, SXSW GO and begin building your SXSW Schedule.
SXSW Wristband holders will be required to provide proof of a completed primary vaccination series against Covid-19 or a recent negative Covid-19 test in order to collect and maintain their credentials. Please see our Covid-19 guidelines for more information.
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