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Popfest Wien - Atmosphere
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Vienna Popfest

The Vienna Popfest offers Austrian musicians and a number of international guests a highly respected live platform for innovative pop music in its various guises for the ninth time. The playing continues for four days and nights on Kunstplatz Karlsplatz, both open-air and indoors in the art and culture establishments.

4 days, 60 acts

This year's opening night on the “Lake Stage" in front of the Baroque Karlskirche (Church of St. Charles) - after the prelude by the garage-rock musicians Dives - will be played by the great local indie-rock pioneers Naked Lunch. The dazzling R&B singer and rapper Mavi Phoenix concludes the first open air day.

Also confirmed are lake stage appearances of the rock band Kreisky, with their new album "Blitz", the grunge trio Aivery and the Viennese hip hop crew Kreiml & Samurai.

There are many new names to discover in domestic pop: for example, the accordionist Alicia Edelweiss, the already hyped Viennese songwriter Felix Kramer or the multilingual rapper AliceD. The internationally touring experimental electrician Jung An Tagen and the artificial pop-light figure Farce will also make their pop debut.

An extensive supporting program with prominent panels, live showcases and discussions rounds off the pop festival.

9th Vienna Popfest

July 26 to 29, 2018
Free admission
Program (in full from end of June 2018):

Popfest 2016: concert at night, crowd and stage outdoor with small lake, tents
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Naked Lunch

Naked Lunch

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Popfest 2016: Audience in front of an illuminated stage where a band is playing
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Karlsplatz, 1040 Wien
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      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.


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