SXSW 2013
Music fire sale

Don't delay, Austinites: Grab your SXSW Music wristbands today

Don't delay, Austinites: Grab your SXSW Music wristbands today

Austin Photo Set: News_Jessica Pages_SXSW_music Day 1_march 2012_night
Photo by Jessica Pages
Austin Photo Set: News_SXSW First Day Scene_march 2012_convention center
Photo by Jessica Pages
Austin Photo Set: News_Jessica Pages_SXSW_music Day 1_march 2012_night
Austin Photo Set: News_SXSW First Day Scene_march 2012_convention center

If you're reading this within the Austin area and are itching to check out the horde of musicians performing at 2013 SXSW Music Festival, now is the time to drop whatever work your boss is yelling at you to get done and snatch up your wristband for this year's music extravaganza. 

SXSW Wristbands are on sale now but are probably not going to stick around for too long, so time is of the essence. Wristbands will run for the price of $159 (including tax) and are right now exclusive to Austin residents.

All purchases must be made online and with a credit card that has an Austin area billing zip code. A list of acceptable zip codes is provided on the purchase site, but it does include nearby cities from Bastrop to Wimberley.

Purchasers are limited to one wristband but may also buy one more wristband for one acquaintance so long as they provide their name at the time of purchase. Consider it a good option for an early Valentine's Day gift.

This year's festival will once again offer a range of options for music lovers, with 100 stages scattered across central Austin and more than 2,000 bands and musicians performing from both near and far.

More and more bands will be continually announced on the official SXSW Music Festival website in the days leading up to the festival, which will run from Tuesday, March 12 through Sunday, March 17.

If you decide to skip this year's festival, then please understand that you'll be missing out on the return of that awesome Doritos stage.