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SXSW announces on-sale date for Austin-only wristbands for 2019 festival

SXSW announces on-sale date for Austin-only wristbands for 2019 fest

SXSW Festival Austin skyline
Austin resident wristbands go on sale next week. SXSW/Facebook

It's almost time for SXSW again. (We can't believe it either.) Over the past few months, the homegrown festival has slowly teased out its 2019 programming, a lineup that includes the premiere of Us, Jordan Peele's follow-up to Get Out; an appearance by rising political star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez; and David Crosby, just to name a few. 

Now it's time for the ultimate reveal: details for the 2019 SXSW Music Festival Wristbands, a deal for Austin residents only.

Priced at $169, the wristbands get access to 90 venues around Central Austin during SXSW Music and Gaming Expo, which runs March 11-17. According to a release, more than 2,000 regional, national, and international artists are slated to perform during this year's musical fest.

The bands go on sale here beginning at 11 am on January 22, and must be purchased using a credit card with an Austin-area ZIP code. Two wristbands may be purchased per credit card, though a name for each band is required at time of check out. A list of acceptable ZIP codes can be found here

Once purchased, the wristbands may be picked up beginning March 11 through March 17 in Ballroom B of the Austin Convention Center. 

For a full list of rules and regulations, head here