NEXTCOMIC festival in Linz is one of only a few German language festivals dedicated to celebrating – and creating! – comic art. The purpose of NEXTCOMIC, which began in 2009, is to make art more accessible. The event is as much about introducing new people to comic art as it is celebrating successful comic strip artists and illustrators from Austria and beyond. More information http://www.nextcomic.org
Altitude Comedy Festival sees the biggest names in comedy performing at one of Europe’s best ski resorts.
John Bishop, Al Murray, Tommy Tiernan and Andrew Maxwell were just some of the top comedians at this year’s festival which took place from 31st March – 5th April 2014 in Mayrhofen.
It returns public space to the people, engaging the topics of our time. It tells stories of people; artfully, playfully. It reflects the sounds and rhythms of the city, in a dance that yearns for urban space. It offers alternative compositions to counter omnipresent commercial communication. It includes excluded people and has a great potential for joy.
Bregenz-Bodensee festival is different. An opera festival with two stages: a traditional opera house, home to less-known operas, and an open-air lakeside stage, where productions are held in the most spectacular fashion.
It must have been the wonderful location of the city by the lake and the beautiful environment that made a couple of clever minds set up a stage on two barges in 1946, bringing the Bregenzer Festspiele to life. The lake and the surrounding countryside were thus to be a central part of all productions from the start. 60 years later the Bregenzer Festspiele is an integrated part of Austrian culture, and the lakeside stage is the largest of its kind.
For four weeks in summer audiences can experience monumental open-air opera productions in an unknown intensity. No...