SXSW does not provide or pay for backline. Please let your stage manager know if you are bringing backline and if you are willing to lend it to other artists in your venue, or if you need to rent or borrow backline. Your stage manager will provide backline company recommendations based on your needs and put you in touch with other artists on the showcase to coordinate sharing if desired. All liability for damage to any equipment is solely the responsibility of the artist, not SXSW.
Please supply your stage manager with all backline sharing and/or rental details.