SXSW Sydney Music Festival just got bigger!

June 26, 2024

Mark your calendars music lovers! SXSW Sydney returns this October with a massive lineup showcasing the hottest up-and-coming talent from APAC and beyond.

Over 60 new artists hailing from 10 different countries have just been added to the bill (and that's just the beginning!). Curated by the SXSW Sydney programming team, Reg Harris and Ruby Miles, who sifted through over 1200 submissions, this wave features some incredible acts.

Here's a taste:

  • Indonesia's history-making rockers (and the first Indonesian band to ever play Glastonbury!), Voice of Baceprot (Indonesia)
  • Tāmaki Makaurau all-stars Phoebe Rings (New Zealand)
  • Taiwan's experimental pop wizards I’mdifficult (Taiwan)
  • The Philippines' indie darling Clara Benin (Philippines)
  • Australia's dynamic surf-rockers The Grogans (VIC)
  • East London rapper JESHI (UK)
  • NSW indie favourites The Buoys (NSW)
  • Underground dance music hero Mincy (NSW)
  • Shoegaze talent and Hatchie bandmate RINSE (VIC)
  • Central desert rockers who toured with KISS Mulga Bore Hard Rock (NT)
  • A 16-year-old bedroom pop prodigy ixaras (QLD)
  • Bangkok's post-rock outfit Death of Heather (Thailand)

Remember those killer sets from global stars at SXSW Sydney 2023? Think Otoboke Beaver (Japan), redveil (USA), Isyana Sarasvati (Indonesia), FCUKERS (USA), Connie Constance (UK), and Flyana Boss (USA). Well, consider them a fantastic warm-up! This year, we're going even bigger with hundreds of rising acts ready to take the stage.

The online schedule is live! Dive in, explore the artists, and start planning your musical adventure for October. This is just the first announcement, so stay tuned for more exciting news! SXSW Sydney 2024 promises to be an unforgettable global music experience.

Get in the mood with our curated Spotify and Apple playlists.

Our online schedule is ready to go so dive in, start favouriting the sessions and artists you want to see and get ready for October!

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