SXSW: South by Southwest


SXSW…10 Days of Fun in Austin

With SXSW you can have ten days filled with the newest films, music, and technology right at your fingertips. You can meet and interact with thousands of likeminded people and get a one up on the latest news. If you think a place like this doesn’t exist, you’re wrong because that’s exactly what you get at South by Southwest.

South by Southwest is a giant ten-day festival that happens every year right here in Austin, Texas and it’s going on right now.

SXSW is filled with films, music, and interactive media festivals and conferences for the entire ten days it runs. It draws in thousands upon thousands of people from across the country as well as other parts of the world. The individual festivals last for different amounts of time. Interactive media lasts for 5 days, music for 6, and film for 9. There is something for everybody at this festival.

This year, the opening night film is “Song to Song” which was made right here in Austin. It was directed by Terrence Malick and stars Rooney Mara, Ryan Gosling, Michael Fassbender, and Natalie Portman.

Michael Fassbender himself will be present alongside Richard Linklater at a conference about the movie’s modern love story.

There will be a bunch of musical performances throughout SXSW with several notable musical headliners including singer-songwriter Mike Posner who had a hit single last year called “I Took A Pill in Ibiza.” Other notable speakers at this year’s SXSW include Dr. Jill Biden and Vice President Joe Biden.

No matter what your cup of tea is, you can find something you love at SXSW. The ten-day festival has the latest and greatest of everything pop culture. Rather you are here for business or just personal pleasure, SXSW has everything you need to have a good time. The entire festival will knock your socks off. And while you’re here, check out all the other awesome activities Austin has to offer.