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South by Southwest


Austin's skyline at night, home of South by Southwest. Photo courtesy of the Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau

13 - 22 Mar 2009 (annual)
Telephone: +1 512 467 7979
Fax: +1 512 451 0754
Address: Box 4999, Austin, Texas, 78765
Email: sxsw@sxsw.com
Link: South by Southwest Website
The South by Southwest music, film and media festival is one of the entertainment industry's biggest annual get-togethers. Hosted by Austin Convention Center, it features hundreds of gigs, day and night, at venues all over the city.
South by Southwest, otherwise known as SXSW, started out as a music and media event in 1987, and now incorporates a film festival and a new media conference into its burgeoning programme. While a fair amount of wheeling and dealing definitely goes on, the amazing line-up of concerts gives proceedings a festival feel.

There are also movie screenings, exhibitions, trade shows and panel discussions for the industry crowd at South by Southwest.

For full details of the programme, please visit the South by Southwest website.
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