Because over 8,000 artists apply for showcases, the SXSW Housing Department cannot book hotel rooms for artists until they have been offered an official SXSW showcase. The SXSW Housing department protects hotel rooms to accommodate showcasing artists who need them. There will be hotel rooms available for you and your bandmates when SXSW extends showcase invitations. Your acceptance email will contain details on how to book hotels through your Artist Info page. We recommend booking your hotel rooms as soon as you receive your acceptance. Rooms are first come first served; making your hotel arrangements early will allow you the most hotel selection.
Should your artist be invited to perform a SXSW 2017 official showcase, you will have access to a protected block of rooms through SXSW Housing & Travel. While we hold a large number of rooms in Downtown Austin for our artists, they do sell out every year, and are first come, first served among artists. Once you’re given access to your Artist Admin page, you will be able to make your hotel reservations there. In the meantime, check out SXSW Housing & Travel for more information about our hotels, pricing, reservation policies, and travel information. If you'd like to book a room immediately, you can purchase a registration for SXSW 2017 (keep in mind, artists DO NOT need to purchase a registration to be considered for an official showcase. Please refer to the FAQ regarding submitting a showcase application).
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