The Pool by artist Jen Lewin featured at SXSW Interactive 2013. Photo by: Aaron Rogosin/Wikimedia Commons
The Pool by artist Jen Lewin featured at SXSW Interactive 2013. Photo by: Aaron Rogosin/Wikimedia Commons

Demi Louise, Hard Proof and +50 Live Acts Announced for SXSW Music

5 Stats About SXSW 2016

The following list is a collection of statistics from SXSW 2016

  1. Films Screened: 143 Features; 114 Curated Shorts (from 7,250 Submissions)
  2. Music Festival Showcasing Acts: 2,224; International acts: 579 from 67 foreign countries. Music Festival Acts That Applied: 8,696
  3. SXSW Gaming Expo Exhibit Spaces: 265; Attendance over 3 days (approximate): 76,200
  4. Film Festival Attendance: 71,256
  5. Interactive Festival Participants: 37,660 (from 82 foreign countries)

SXSW is amping up and releasing the first wave of keynote speakers, and live entertainment set to take the stage in downtown Austin.

Early adopters will head to various venues March 10-19, 2017 to experience new forms of communication, technology and entertainment. Browse over the SXSW 2017 timeline.

Jennifer Doudna, Jill Soloway, and Director Lee Daniels have been announced in the first wave of speakers at SXSW 2017.

SXSW has noted an exceptional interactive session known as Development & Code:

Product Mavericks: Top Tips From Women Who Build (Development & Code Track) – From leading video on Facebook to the CTO for the first woman presidential candidate, there’s no question that there are a group of female leaders taking over in the space of product development and they’ve without a doubt made it to the top. Hear from the women who are defying the numbers, building the products we’re all using each and every day, and are both figuratively and physically shaping our future. Speakers include: Fidji Simo(Facebook), Tali Rapaport (Lyft), Stephanie Hannon (Hillary for America), and Merci Grace (Slack).

The festival engages audience members to learn more in their field. If you are more technology-orientated, dive more into the Interactive section of the festival. Some guests might be more connected to film or music. Think about how you spend your free time, or a skill set that you want to build upon. Use that motivation to learn more about that field of creative work at SXSW 2017.

Scan over the performing acts set to showcase their latest material at SXSW Music. International acts in the first round feature music from: Germany, Argentina, Australia, the UK, France, Spain, Canada, and the US.

SXSW Music 2017 | First Wave

Akina Adderley & The Vintage Playboys (Austin TX)
Agosto (San Isidro ARGENTINA)
Alex Napping (Austin TX)
Rocky Banks (Houston TX)
Vera Blue (Forbes AUSTRALIA)
BOOHER (Austin TX)
Cory Branan (Nashville TN)
Allysen Callery (Bristol RI)
Alex Cameron (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
Laura Carbone (Mannheim GERMANY)
Chain of Flowers (Cardiff UK-ENGLAND)
Chain Wallet (Bergen NORWAY)
Chelou (London UK-ENGLAND)
Crater (Seattle WA)
Creepoid (Philadelphia PA)
Diet Cig (New Paltz NY)
Dubfire (Washington DC)
Forth Wanderers (Montclair NJ)
FOXTRAX (Los Angeles CA)
Colin Gilmore (Austin TX)
Henry Hall (New York NY)
Hard Proof (Austin TX)
Hoops (Bloomington IN)
Jain (Paris FRANCE)
Tameca Jones (Austin TX)
King Cayman (Madrid SPAIN)
Alex Lahey (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Lazyeyes (Brooklyn NY)
Carlo Lio (Toronto CANADA)
Demi Louise (Boronia AUSTRALIA)
Elizabeth McQueen (EMQ and Psiplay) (Austin TX)
Misimplicity (Austin TX)
My Education (Austin TX)
Never Young (Oakland CA)
Agnes Obel (Berlin GERMANY)
Pastel Ghost (Brooklyn NY)
Sara ∏ (Barcelona SPAIN)
Polarheart (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
The Quebe Sisters (Dallas TX)
Ratboys (Chicago IL)
Running Touch (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
San Fermin (Brooklyn NY)
Oscar Key Sung (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
S U R V I V E (Austin TX)
Tasha the Amazon (Toronto CANADA)
Throttle (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Adam Torres (Austin TX)
Trudy and the Romance (London UK-ENGLAND)
Wafia (Brisbane AUSTRALIA)
Miss Lavelle White and the L Men (Austin TX)
Yoke Lore (Brooklyn NY)
Jesse Colin Young (Kona HI)
Yung Gordon (Miami FL)

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