News: SXSW Sydney makes first round of announcements across conference, music, screen and games for 2024


South by Southwest Sydney® (SXSW Sydney) has revealed the first round of announcements for its 2024 Conference as well as Music, Games and Screen Festivals, as anticipation builds for the 2nd edition of the annual event.

“After the success of the inaugural SXSW Sydney in 2023, we are once again inspired by the overwhelming response from the creator communities to participate in the 2024 program. This is the first of many announcements as we roll out the extensive and diverse range of visionaries & creative thinkers from around the globe that make up the SXSW Sydney 2024 conference lineup”

Geoff Jones SXSW Sydney Chair and TEG Group CEO

A centrepiece for global thought leaders, emerging talent, and Hollywood luminaries, last year’s inaugural event saw a long list of heavy hitters descend on Sydney, the global centre point for creativity in Asia Pacific, for a week-long celebration of Tech & Innovation, Gaming, Screen, and Music, with notable standout sessions from Chance the Rapper (celebrating 50 years of Hip Hop), Nicole Kidman, Black Mirror creator Charlie Booker and futurist and AI expert Amy Webb.

The SXSW Sydney Music Festival has also released the initial music acts for its 2024 lineup, with an electric list of new and emerging talent forming a solid foundation for the program. First up are magnetic multi-hyphenate artist and Heartbreak High star, Ayesha Madon, boundary-pushing triple j Unearthed alumnus, Nick Ward; dreamy Colombian psych-rock trio, BALTHVS; Eora/Sydney artist, singer, songwriter and Queer heartthrob, Total Tommy; 21-year-old vocal prince and first Australian artist to sign with Def Jam, SAHXL; Rising Marranunggu rapper brothers, J-MILLA & Yung Milla; evocative, genre-defying instrumentalist, Joel Sunny; Manila-based Japanese-Filipino electronic-pop artist, Ena Mori; Indie-rock four-piece hailing from Boorloo/Perth, Smol fish; UK-based duo who have toured with the likes of CHVRCHES and Sam Fender, HighSchool; rising Sydney R&B sensation, Maina Doe; and electronic artist-on-the-rise hailing from Seoul, Korea, 404.

More information on the Music Festival can be found HERE.

SXSW Sydney 2024 Badges are now on sale at a special Early Bird rate (prices rise May 16) with new inclusions for Platinum Badge holders. Learn more about and buy badges HERE.

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