A first of its kind, three-day music event created for Galaxy Owners. With your Galaxy device, you can unlock the opportunity to attend Galaxy Life Fest boasting some of today’s hottest acts including live performances from The Strokes, ColleGrove, featuring super star duo 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne, and Sia. The Galaxy Life Fest kicks off Friday, March 11 and continues through Sunday, March 13.
The Old Post Office | 3/11 - 3/13 | Doors open each night at 7PM
Visit the Samsung Studio to interact with the latest devices and services, access to exclusive events, unforgettable experiences, and special rewards for Samsung Galaxy Owners. The Samsung Studio will offer a new retail pop-up and for the first time ever, you can purchase the new Galaxy phone on-site at SXSW. With your purchase of the Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge, you will receive the ultimate festival bundle turning your phone into an all-access pass to special programming and events.
Dates: 3/11- 3/15 | 11AM - 6PM
Galaxy Owners ride for free. Present your Samsung Galaxy device to a Samsung representative and enjoy a complimentary ride on us. Galaxy Owners who have the new Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge devices automatically receive a fast pass and are eligible to go to the front of the line.
Samsung Studio & S Congress Hotel | 3/11 – 3/15 | 11AM – 7PM
Galaxy Life Fest | 3/11 – 3/13 | 7PM – 2AM
Access: Galaxy Owners – First Come, First Served, BBY Bundle Package: Fast Pass
Galaxy Owners can join an exclusive Happy Hour powered by Samsung at the Samsung Studio. Grab your friends and head over for an early evening of cocktails, music and more.
Samsung Studio | 3/12 - 3/15 | 4PM – 6PM
Samsung Gear VR Lounge
The Samsung Gear VR coupled with 4D motion simulated chairs offer an immersive virtual reality experience. Go on a virtual ride on two of Six Flags' Signature Roller Coasters. Twisted Colossus, a dual rollercoaster with many twists and turns, and Tatsu, a hanging roller coaster with a beautiful view of the sky.
Samsung Studio | 3/11 - 3/15 | 11AM - 6PM
Samsung Gear VR Presents: Sports and VR
Samsung and the NBA partnered to capture the entire weekend in 360 - from the thrilling 3 point contest to the epic dunk contest to the record setting All-Star Game. Join Samsung and special guests as they debut the VR content from All-Star Weekend and discuss the impact VR will have on sports in the future. Special Guests include Mark Cuban, Owner, Dallas Mavericks, Nischelle Turner, correspondent and host for Entertainment Tonight.
Samsung Studio Rooftop | 3/11 | 4PM – 5:30PM
Breaking Barriers - How Content will Accelerate VR and 360
Conventional wisdom tells us that VR is ten years from becoming mainstream. Conventional wisdom is wrong. Today, digital pioneers are pushing the medium's limits, and exploring the worlds that only this exciting new technology can create. Join us for a conversation with four visionaries—Samsung CMO Marc Mathieu, Vrse co-founder and CTO Aaron Koblin, Sundance Institute New Frontier Labs Director Kamal Sinclair, and influencer, filmmaker and recent 360 convert Casey Neistat—as they share their unique perspectives on the next big medium in storytelling.
Samsung Studio Rooftop | 3/12 | 2PM – 4PM
Samsung Gear VR Presents: GET GONE
Join the live filming of GONE, a show that re-caps episodes 1-3 of GONE, the first virtual reality thriller series, created by Skybound, producers of the Walking Dead, in collaboration with Samsung and Wevr. Join a meaningful conversation between GONE's executive producer David Alpert, writer and director JT Petty, actress Mia Riverton , surprise celebrity guests, and fans of the series.
Samsung Studio Rooftop | 3/13 | 4PM – 6PM
Samsung Pay Vending Machines
During SXSW Interactive, Galaxy owners will have the opportunity to use Samsung Pay – the official mobile payment of the 2016 SXSW Festival – at numerous vendors and merchants throughout Austin including the Samsung Pay Vending Machine which will offer great prizes including the Galaxy Life Fest tickets, Gear VR, gift cards, and more at extreme discounts when using Samsung Pay.
Samsung Studio | 11AM-6PM, JW Marriott Hotel | 9AM-7PM Convention Center | 9AM-7PM, 6th St. & Trinity | 10AM-7PM
Galaxy owners – don’t forget to download the Samsung+ app at http://s-plus.us/NGJQLH for your insider’s pass to all of the excitement and exclusive Galaxy Life Fest activities. We’ll keep you up to date with live updates onsite whenever you stop at one of our Samsung SXSW locations.
During SXSW Interactive, Samsung will also showcase its new innovations for the connected home with the Samsung SmartThings Airstream. This experiential pop up will be outfitted with Samsung SmartThings products in engaging ways, including TVs, audio speakers and mobile devices and will travel throughout central downtown Austin. Each day will kick off with an open house at the airstream where you will be able to enjoy an entertaining and interactive experience through product demos and activities.
Wi-Fi at Galaxy Life Fest by Samsung Enterprise
Samsung’s large venue wireless network solution offers a glimpse into the future of Wi-Fi – a future where everyone and everything is connected, most of the time. Using the same foundational technologies seen in their wireless LTE radio access products and mobile devices, Samsung WiFi is far more powerful and performs much like cellular. As a result tens of thousands of people can access the wireless network simultaneously, while easily moving from access point to access point without dropping calls and data sessions. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com/wlan