Here’s the SXSW Sydney 2023 Music Festival Lineup So Far

July 27, 2023

Get ready to bop your way around over 300 performances

We’ve already locked in a heap of artists that you can expect to see in October, from UK indie sensation Connie Constance to burgeoning rap superstar redveil.

Now we’ve added over 60 new artists, including emerging R&B powerhouse Chanel Loren, gritty garage band almost monday, and Korean pop crew ADOY. You can also expect sets from alt-R&B producer Dylan Atlantis, the boundary pushing hip-hop duo Flyana Boss, FRIDAY*, Brisbane’s Girl and Girl, Indonesian pop act Isyana Sarasvati, Melbourne punks Gut Health, Fremantle collection SUPEREGO, indie rock acts like WA’s South Summit and the UK’s Sorry, songwriter Mitch Santiago, the bounding Lunadira and Tasmanian artist Miss Kaninna. From across the ditch, some of New Zealand’s finest will also be gracing our stages, including the likes of Auckland based Daily J, Maori/Samoan artist MELODOWNZ and the mesmerising Molly Payton. If southern rap and experimental trap is more your vibe, watch out for brother/sister duo Lil Cherry & GOLDBUUDA.

This is just a small taste of what you can expect at the SXSW Sydney Music Festival – we’re just getting started. Sounds good? We think so.

Since it began in the bars and venues of Austin, music has always been a core part of SXSW®. SXSW Sydney will proudly carry this mantle, and the Music Festival will be the premier industry event of the year. If you’re scouting out artists to find the next Tame Impala or Charli XCX, or trying to get your music heard by as many important ears as possible, this is the place for you.

Brands, promoters, and organisations like APRA-AMCOS, BMI, Dr Martens, Handsome Tours, Laneway Festival, The Orchard, Vans, Virgin Music, Warner Music and  YEG (Indonesia) will be taking over venues across the city to present showcases of new and established artists. And like the original SXSW®, there’ll be a bunch of designated ‘country houses’, including the British Music Embassy, Canada House, and Korea Spotlight presented by Kocca with heaps more still to come.

You’ll be able to hear from speakers across the Australian music industry and beyond – from Silverchair’s Ben Gillies, and dozens of leaders across the world’s biggest labels and promoters. They’ll speak on issues such as the future of creativity and AI, the convergence of music and tech, platforming Blak storytellers, and much more.

The key Music dates you need to be aware of:

  • The Conference will run from October 16 to 21
  • The SXSW Music Festival will run from October 18 to 21
  • The Music Industry networking events and parties will run from October 18 to 21.

Find the event schedule here and read more about Music at SXSW Sydney over here.

SXSW Sydney Music Festival Playlist

We’ve locked in a huge array of talent, from emerging homegrown heroes to bonafide international stars. Check out our playlist for a taste of what you can expect from the SXSW Sydney 2023 Music Festival.

*Final Music lineup is subject to change. SXSW Sydney cannot guarantee that all artists listed will ultimately perform at SXSW Sydney 2023.