Here’s Everything You Can Expect At The 2018 SXSW Festival

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The 2018 South by Southwest Film Festival, commonly known as SXSW is about to kick off and we’ve got the full details on what attendees can look forward to this year. Beginning Friday, March 9th and ending on Saturday, March 17th, this year’s festival will be jammed packed with the latest and most innovative programming in the worlds of film, culture, music, and technology. While last year’s festival lasted a record-breaking  10 days, this year’s festival in Austin, TX looks to be it’s most promising festival to date.

SXSW first began in 1987, and since it’s debut, it has grown in size and scope every year.  The annual conglomerate merges and features a variety of tracks that allow it’s thousands of attendees to explore the latest in the worlds of culture, technology, film and music through interactive media, festivals, conferences, and film.  This week-long event has proven over time that the most unexpected discoveries are bound to happen when diverse topics and people unite while offering opportunities to networking and learn as well.

With tickets starting at $825 and going topping off $1,550, attendees get their monies worth considering the week-long festivities include various conference speakers, conference sessions, keynote and featured sessions, music, film and comedy festivals that include parties, awards, screenings and showcases and SXSW gaming.

Here is the full overview and schedule attendees have to look forward to if you’re attending this year’s festival.

SXSW 2018 Full Lineup & Schedule

Thursday, March 8, 2018

9:00am-11:00pm Registration and Satellite Registration Open


Friday, March 9, 2018

9:00am-11:00pm Registration and Satellite Registration Open
11:00am-6:00pm SXSW Conference Sessions
11:00am-2:00pm BBQ Crash Course*
12:00pm-2:00pm Taco Meet Up I*
2:00pm-3:00pm SXSW Conference Keynote (Interactive)
4:00pm-2:00am Film Festival Screenings
8:00pm-11:00pm Interactive Festival Opening Party
10:00pm-1:00am Film Festival Opening Party


Saturday, March 10, 2018

9:00am-9:00pm Registration Open
9:30am-6:00pm SXSW Conference Sessions
9:30am-6:00pm SXSW Accelerator
10:00am-2:00am Film Festival Screenings
10:00am-5:00pm SXSW Job Market
11:00am-12:00pm SXSW Conference Keynote (Film)
11:00am-6:00pm SXSW Wellness Expo
2:00pm-3:00pm SXSW Conference Keynote (Interactive)


Sunday, March 11, 2018

9:00am-9:00pm Registration, Artist & Music Wristband Pickup Open
9:30am-6:00pm SXSW Conference Sessions
9:30am-6:00pm SXSW Accelerator
10:00am-2:00am Film Festival Screenings
10:00am-5:00pm SXSW Job Market
11:00am-6:00pm SXSW Wellness Expo
10:00am-6:00pm SXSW Trade Show
11:00am-12:00pm SXSW Conference Keynote (Film)
11:00am-6:00pm Next Stage
2:00pm-3:00pm SXSW Conference Keynote (Interactive)
7:00pm-9:00pm SXSW Accelerator Awards


Monday, March 12, 2018

9:00am-9:00pm Registration, Artist & Music Wristband Pickup Open
9:30am-6:00pm SXSW Conference Sessions
10:00am-2:00am Film Festival Screenings
10:00am-6:00pm SXSW Trade Show
TBD SXSW Conference Keynote (Film)
11:00am-6:00pm Next Stage
2:00pm-3:00pm SXSW Conference Keynote (Interactive)
8:00pm-2:00am Music Festival Showcases


Tuesday, March 13, 2018

9:00am-10:00pm Registration, Artist & Music Wristband Pickup Open
9:30am-6:00pm SXSW Conference Sessions
10:00am-2:00am Film Festival Screenings
10:00am-6:00pm SXSW Trade Show
11:00am-12:00pm SXSW Conference Keynote (Film)
11:00am-6:00pm Next Stage
11:00am-6:00pm Virtual Cinema
2:00pm-3:00pm SXSW Conference Keynote (Interactive)
6:00 PM-9:00PM Music Festival Opening Party
7:00pm-9:00pm Interactive Innovation Awards
8:00pm-9:00pm Film Festival Awards
8:00pm-2:00am Music Festival Showcases
8:30pm-2:00am Interactive Festival Closing Party
9:00pm-1:00am Film Festival Intermission Party


Wednesday March 14, 2018

9:00am-10:00pm Registration, Artist and Music Wristband Pickup Open
10:00am-2:00am SXSW Film Festival Screenings
10:00am-2:00pm SXSW Trade Show
12:00pm-8:00pm Gaming Wristband Pickup Open
11:00am-12:00pm SXSW Conference Keynote (Music)
11:00am-2:00pm Next Stage
11:00am-6:00pm SXSW Conference Sessions
11:00am-6:00pm Virtual Cinema
12:00pm-6:00pm Radio Day Stage Showcases
12:00pm-6:00pm International Day Stage Showcases
8:00pm-2:00am Music Festival Showcases


Thursday, March 15, 2018

9:00am-10:00pm Registration, Artist & Music Wristband Pickup Open
10:00am-8:00pm Gaming Wristband Pickup Open
10:00am-2:00am Film Festival Screenings
TBD SXSW Conference Keynote (Music)
11:00am- 6:00pm SXSW Conference Sessions
10:00am-5:00pm Virtual Cinema
12:00pm-4:00pm Radio Day Stage Showcases
12:00pm-4:00pm International Day Stage Showcases
12:00pm-8:00pm SXSW Gaming Expo
11:00am-6:00pm Flatstock 65 & SXSW Marketplace
3:00pm-10:00pm SXSW Outdoor Stage at Lady Bird Lake
8:00pm-2:00am Music Festival Showcases
8:00pm-11:00pm Gaming Opening Party


Friday, March 16, 2018

10:00am-7:00pm Registration, Artist & Music Wristband Pickup Open
10:00am-8:00pm Gaming Wristband Pickup Open
10:00am-2:00am Film Festival Screenings
11:00am-6:00pm Flatstock 65 & SXSW Marketplace
11:00am-6:00pm SXSW Conference Keynote (Music)
12:00pm-2:00pm Taco Meetup II*
12:00pm-4:00pm Radio Day Stage Showcases
12:00pm-4:00pm International Day Stage Showcases
12:00pm-8:00pm SXSW Gaming Expo
3:00pm-10:00pm SXSW Outdoor Stage at Lady Bird Lake
8:00pm-2:00am Music Festival Showcases


Saturday, March 17, 2018

11:00am-4:00pm Registration, Artist & Music Wristband Pickup Open
10:00am-8:00pm Gaming Wristband Pickup Open
10:00am-2:00am Film Festival Screenings
11:00am-4:30pm SXSW Conference Sessions
11:00am-6:00pm Flatstock 65 & SXSW Marketplace
11:00am-6:00pm SXSW Conference Keynote (Music)
12:00pm-4:00pm Radio Day Stage Showcases
12:00pm-4:00pm International Day Stage Showcases
12:00pm-7:00pm SXSW Gaming Expo
12:00pm-10:00pm SXSW Outdoor Stage at Lady Bird Lake
7:30pm-10:00pm SXSW Gaming Awards
8:00pm-2:00am Music Festival Showcases
11:00pm-1:00am SXSW Gaming Closing Party


Sunday, March 18, 2018

12:30pm-5:30pm Barbecue and Softball Tournament
8:00pm-2:00am Music Festival Closing Party (Open to the Public)

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