Entering its 13th year, Springfestival returns to the stunning UNESCO World Heritage and UNESCO City of Design, Austria’s 2nd city Graz. From May 29th – June 2nd, it presents an inspiring and enriching union of music, technology, art and design, and illuminating debate. The festival is one of Europe’s leading events, bringing together some of the world’s pioneering live acts and DJs, visionaries, creative minds and digital taste-makers, for a celebration of cutting-edge contemporary culture.
Once more Springfestival unites an eclectic and diverse offering of talent in its first wave of names. Detroit’s Carl Craig opens up proceedings, the revered innovator considered one of the most important figures in the second wave of techno which came from America. He’s joined by returning guest Gilles Peterson, who after last year’s curating at Springfestival is back again, bringing his unique world-flavoured sounds to Graz. Francesco Tristano is a name who fuses classical music and techno together; defying convention and established ways of working, his wide repertoire spanning baroque, classical music, new music, jazz and club music, reflecting his immense experience and playing ability. Next up are Extrawelt; Arne Schaffhausen and Wayan Raabe have been engaged in electronic music since the beginning of the ’90s and they still continue to shape their very own unique style that is hard to assign to one of the established subcategories of modern electronic dance music. Zombie Nation bring their huge techno beats to Springfestival, whilst Tosca – a union of long-time friends and collaborators Richard Dorfmeister and Rupert Huber – explore beautiful depths of ambient and downtempo sounds. Their latest album, Odeon, has received rave reviews. With these and many many more be sure to purchase your tickets now.