Use apps to help you prepare for sxsw. Apps will be your essential guide to what to see during the music, film, and interactive portions of the festival along with how to get there, what to bring, and how to get into RSVP events.
South by Southwest is one of the biggest Austin city events every year, and considered one of the top festivals in the country. It is 10 days full of music, film, and interactive conferences. There is so much to do and see, and places to find during those 10 days. If it’s your first time to attend, you definitely need a beginners guide to sxsw, and apps can be your guidance for that. You will definitely need the official app SXSW EDU, which will help you navigate all the events taking place, create your own schedule, and get notifications of upcoming events you want to attend. Since events are going on all over the city, you want to find an app that helps you find the best hotels for sxsw, preferably something close to the action so you don’t waste time in traffic, but also a place that doesn’t break your budget. One of the great things about sxsw is that an event can be anywhere from a concert in a record store to a movie in an abandoned garage. So you will need an app that gives you a detailed sxsw map so you don’t get lost and miss out on something you wanted to go to. Now you need to know what to bring to the trendy city to be comfortable but fit in. Look for an app or blogs that give you advice on a sxsw packing list. It should include things like comfortable shoes for a lot of walking, a power pack to charge your phone on the go, and other handy items you might need. You can have hours of fun during sxsw so having everything you need for a great day should be with you.
Now that you are prepared to live sxsw to the fullest, let’s take a look at apps that can help you navigate each part of the festival. It’s hard to know what to expect at sxsw even if you have been before. Live music concerts are sprawled across the city and can range from an audience of 20 to 50,000. There are free shows at Lady Bird Lake, country showcases where you get to see 5-7 bands from a particular country, record label showcases, pop up shows, and much more to find. Looking at the shows on your sxsw app then using music apps like Spotify is a great way to get familiar with who is playing, and if you want to schedule them in your planner. You will also find apps like Eventbrite handy; there are sxsw RSVP events like parties and free shows that you will end up registering to go to on this app. The sxsw interactive conference features people from all over the world sharing new innovations in entertainment, technology and culture. Many professionals come to meet new people, exchange ideas, and learn new developments in technology for the 5 days of the conference. Sxsw film festival lasts 9 days and also carries a lot of variety. People in the film industry flock to Austin to show their Hollywood film, indie film, and genre surprising films. You definitely need an app to schedule your time wisely to see all the lectures, trade shows, films, music, and see some of the city. There are loads of apps to help you adventure around Austin and enjoy the 10 days of sxsw.
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