South by Southwest, synonymously known as SXSW is a series of film, interactive music festivals and conferences that are held usually in March in Austin, Texas, United States. This event began in the year 1987 and has drastically grown in size since its inception.
SXSW Inc owns South by Southwest to plan and execute conferences, trade shows, festivals and other related programs. Besides owing this, it also owns three other festivals and holds conferences namely SXSWedu, conference on educational innovation and SXSW Eco, an environmental conference; both in Austin.
Location : Austin, Texas, USA
Language : International
The history of this fest dates back to the year 1987 when Louis Black initiated and started this event with the help of Nick Barbaro. They considered this event as a regional one and expected not more than 150 visitors, but a huge number of 700 visitors astonished them to regard and convert this fest into a national event.
South by Southwest is one of the massive music festivals of United States inviting more than 2,000 performers at over 20 venues. SXSW, a film festival welcoming a breed of new talent and creativity focuses on the reputation of the festival. This music event has recorded 700 registrants back in 1987 and has grown many folds to 15,000 to 20,000 registrants in Austin every March.