The Vienna Popfest offers Austrian musicians and a number of guests a highly respected live platform for innovative pop music in its various guises for the eight time. The playing continues for four days and nights on the Kunstplatz Karlsplatz, both open-air and indoors in the art and culture establishments.
4 days, 60 acts
The traditional "Lake Stage Opening" in front of the Baroque Karlskirche (Church of St. Charles) is performed on the Thursday by the rapper Scheibsta with his boys, then the German-language reggae-dancehall sound of Mono & Nikitaman meets the R'n'B and bass music of the 20-year-old high-flyer Salute.
On the Friday, the Linz newcomer Flut and Der Nino aus Wien perform on the Lake Stage. On the Saturday, listen to heavy, metallic sounds – supplied by Mother’' Cake and Kaiser Franz Josef. The closing concert in the Karlskirche on the Sunday includes the pop avant-gardist Maja Osojnik and New York-resident Austro-Canadian Meaghan Burke – an evening between chamber music and grunge.
Also among the 60 or so musical acts: The live electronic Cid Rim, the post-punks Bruch and pop acts such as Onk Lou and Möwe. Gustav performs with her band. Brand new this year is Supergroup 5K HD – formed of Mira Lu Kovacs and the four lads of Kompost 3. And all this will be listened to by an expected 60,000 festival visitors.
A comprehensive supporting program at the Wien Museum with celebrity-packed panels, live showcases and discussions rounds off the Popfest.
8th Vienna Popfest
27 - 30 July 2017
Program (in full from end of June 2017): www.popfest.at
KarlsplatzKarlsplatz, 1040 Wien
Guiding system for the visually impaired with special "leading stones" (grooves and knobs), which can be felt with canes or feet - for the passage between the individual artistic institutions on Karlsplatz (e.g. Künstlerhaus, Musikverein) and for crossing the Friedrichstrasse-Lothringerstrasse intersection (which has heavy traffic), the traffic lights have audible signals.