Looking for More Music Access at SXSW? Check Out These Badges

South by Southwest is back to take over Austin, Texas, this year, with programming beginning March 8 and running through March 16.

This year, SXSW Music (March 11-16) features performances from The Black Keys, Omar Rodríguez-López and Cedric Bixler-Zavala aka DE FACTO, Swamp Dogg, Audrey Nuna, Kneecap, Flyana Boss and J Noa.

If you’re heading to the event and looking to get even more access to the SXSW Music Festival, the event is offering two special badges for purchase. With a standard music badge, for $945, attendees will receive “primary entry to our legendary Music Festival showcases, music programming, mentor sessions, and workshops at the SXSW Conference, Comedy Festival showcases, and online programming, plus secondary access to most Interactive and Film & TV programming,” per SXSW’s website. See here for the full list of details and purchase options. For Billboard readers, enter code reg-music-specialoffer_c439f88fe8 for a limited time to save more than 20% off the current price.

With an upgraded platinum badge, for $1,990, fans get primary access to all official SXSW Conference & Festivals events, plus up to five SXXpress Passes per day to enjoy your favorite programming. See here for the full list of details and purchase options. Enter code reg-plat-specialoffer_311a0ab5e3 for a limited time to save more than 25% off the current price.

Elsewhere at SXSW, Billboard is returning to the event with THE STAGE at SXSW, which will kick off with a night dedicated to R&B headlined by singer-songwriter and producer PARTYNEXTDOOR on March 14; on March 15, a night celebrating Latin music will feature TJ the DJ and singer-songwriter Christian Nodal; and on March 16, a dance-centric night presented by Carnival Cruise Line will kick off with DJ Sober before electronic giant ILLENIUM takes the stage. Billboard Presents THE STAGE at SXSW takes place at Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park in Austin. Tickets are available here.

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