AUSTIN, Texas – Organizers with South by Southwest are seeking hosts for the International Artist Home Share Program for the 2018 SXSW Music Festival.

SXSW Music Festival wristbands are given in exchange for hosting international artists.

Last year, the SXSW Music Festival had more than 60 countries represented and 544 international acts having performed. The festival runs from March 9 through March 18.

The SXSW International Artist Home Share program gives artists the opportunity to experience Texas hospitality firsthand. The program presents Austin residents who may have extra space in their home the opportunity to host an international band or artist during SXSW and helps the artists to offset the costs of international travel.

Anyone that would like to signup to be a host can do so online at, email the SXSW International Artist Home Share Coordinator at or by calling 512-467-7979.

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