NEXTCOMIC Festival

Linz, Austria
20 Mar 2014 -28 Mar 2014

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

Mayrhofen, Austria
31 Mar 2014 -05 Apr 2014

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.

Wiener Wiesn-Fest

Vienna, Austria
25 Sep 2014 -12 Oct 2014

From September 25 to October 12, the Wiener Wiesn-Fest will be pitching it’s tent on the Kaiserwiese in the Prater. Expect Austrian beer, local food, all sorts of music and traditional outfits to help ensure a great atmosphere.

The 4th Wiener Wiesn-Fest will be held in the fall of 2014 against the backdrop of Vienna’s Giant Ferris Wheel. Regional costumes will add to the traditional atmosphere at Austria’s biggest folk festival, where three festival tents with various musical programs await visitors. The Spider Murphy Gang, the Edlseer, Lauser, Sumpfkröten, Volxrock and Saubartln are just some of the acts visitors can expect. The right culinary supplement to the beer and music is provided by local cuisine ranging from Wiener Schnitzel to Brettljause.

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La Strada Street Performance Festival

Graz, Austria
01 Aug 2014 -09 Aug 2014

Innovative and contemporary street theatre rediscovers the city of Graz at the La Strada Street Theatre Festival.

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.

More information

www.lastrada.at

Bregenz-Bodensee festival

Bregenz, Austria
24 Jul 2014 -24 Aug 2014

 

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...