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Line-up /Acid Mothers Temple (JP), Adnan Popovic (AT), aiko aiko (AT), Alfred Schwarzbauer (AT), Anstam (DE), bad wolf (AT), Bernstein (AT), Biomat (SK), Bitz & Puschmann (AT), Boddika (UK), Bogdo (AT), Captain Pressure (AT), Cheever (AT), Chez Damier (US), Claro Moto (AT), Crazy Bitch In A Cave (AT), Dark Sky (UK), Deep Chord (US), DJ Rak3te (AT), doze (AT), Dylan Ettinger (US), Element012 (AT), Fantastic Mr.Fox (UK), Favela Gold (AT), Fontarrian (AT), Herwig Holzman (AT), High Wolf (FR), Hype Williams (UK), Holy Other (UK), IZEN (AT), Josip Klobucar (HR), Kajkyt (BA), kon.txt (AT), Kyle Hall (US), Laokoongruppe (AT), Le Tamtam (AT), Loefah (UK), Mark E (UK), Michael Zietara (DE), Morphosis (IT), Move D (DE), neurologic b2b ib..Noze (AT), Nite Jewel (US), onoxo & Liik (HR), orjo (AT), PDF a.k.a Phil da Funk (AT), Pearson Sound aka Ramadanman (UK), Phon.o (DE), Planningtorock (DE), Point (AT), Rainer Klang (AT), Raz Mesinai aka Badawi (US), Reddey (IT), Robin Fox (AU), Rocket Number Nine (UK), Rockwell (UK), Roman Rauch & Alex Bayer (AT), Sansculotte (DE), Simon/off (AT), Solar Bears (IE), Somatic Responses (UK), Space Dimension Controller (UK), The Clonious vs. Cid Rim (AT), TwatEoT (AT), White Elephant (AT), Yukon, Fnord & Marv on Tagtool, Zanshin (AT)...
Now in its seventh consecutive year since the initiation in 2005, the Elevate Festival will once again open its doors from October 20th to October 26th 2011 and continue on with its unique concept of combining a plethora of diverse musicians and performance artists with political discourse, film screenings and live discussion panels inviting speakers from all over the world.
For somebody not familiar with the Elevate Festival or Graz in general, the town itself provides an intimate and relaxed atmosphere which is rarely experienced in most European cities. The 2003 Cultural Capital of Europe has a very subtle, yet accommodating feel to it which attracts curious visitors on a regular basis. Virtually every desired location is at your fingertips, thanks to the very dense infrastructure of the city.
Elevate greatly benefits from Graz’s compact arrangement. The main festival venue is located inside the Schlossberg which is essentially a hill situated smack dab in the middle of the city. The Dom Im Berg (which loosely translates to ‘dome inside the hill’) is Elevate’s epicentre in which the majority of the music related programme takes place. Split up into three different venues which can all be reached by an elevator installed inside the hill, you could easily find yourself seeing a psychedelic noise rock band on one floor, or a deep house DJ and an avantgarde pop act on another.
►► Music & Arts
Over the years, Elevate has developed a reputation for offering a diverse array of musical genres. This diversity gives the whole festival an aura which is significant for its uniqueness. The common ground that all these different acts share is their fundamentally unconventional approach to music, therefore attracting a largely open-minded audience generally eager to broaden their horizons. Very rarely can one experience such a display of mutual respect between audience and performer which adds to the particularly intimate atmosphere. The artist roster is carefully chosen with the idea of innovation always kept in mind.
Each year many musicians, visual artists and producers are mostly happy to share their experience with interested audiences at various workshops during the festival. For the second consecutive year, the festival will focus on destabilising the boundaries between music and literature bringing together musicians and various authors working together in unique select performances.
2011 will also see a deeper co-operation with the webzine Resident Advisor, concentrating on further developing the Elevate Music Talks with the goal of intensifying the connection between the music and the discourse programme.
During the entire festival, the caverns of the Schlossberg will be bathed in fluorescent light- visual experiments and installations will highlight the venue’s unique interior.
►► Music programme:
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE (JP), ANSTAM (DE), B. FLEISCHMANN (AT), BODDIKA (UK), CHEZ DAMIER (US), CLARA MOTO (AT), CRAZY BITCH IN A CAVE (AT), DARK SKY (UK), DEEPCHORD (US), DYLAN ETTINGER (US), FANTASTIC MR.FOX (UK), GERHARD RÜHM (AT), HIGH WOLF (FR), HOLY OTHER (UK), HYPE WILLIAMS (UK), IZEN (AT), JOSIP KLOBUČAR (HR), KAJKYT (BA), KYLE HALL (US), LAOKOONGRUPPE (AT), LE TAM TAM (AT), LOEFAH (UK), MARIA MINERVA (EE), MARK E (UK), MARLENE STREERUWITZ (AT), MORPHOSIS (LB), MOVE D (DE), NITE JEWEL (US), PEARSON SOUND AKA RAMADANMAN (UK), PHON.O (DE), PLANNINGTOROCK (DE), RAZ MESINAI AKA BADAWI (US), ROBIN FOX (AU), ROCKETNUMBERNINE (UK), ROCKWELL (UK), ROMAN RAUCH & ALEX BAYER (AT), SIMON/OFF (AT), SOLAR BEARS (IE), SOMATIC RESPONSES (UK), SPACE DIMENSION CONTROLLER (UK), THE CLONIOUS VS. CID RIM (AT), WHITE ELEPHANT (AT) + more tba
►► Elevate the 21st Century – Discourse and Film Programme
Similar to the musical approach, the political aspect of the festival sets out to make the audience aware of selected important topics of our time. Each year, the Elevate Festival has a central motto, aligning different thematic aspects under one umbrella.
Elevate the 21st Century!
What does the future hold for us? How do we meet the big challenges of our time? The Elevate Festival presents an exciting selection of groundbreaking projects and technological developments as well as alternative modes of production and ways of living. Internationally renowned critical thinkers will debate visions for the 21st century and potential future developments.
Five days of panel discussions, lectures, documentary film screenings and workshops will feature various topics, which all tackle the question: What's next in the 21st century and where are we heading?
Many discussions will be interactive and open to the public. The official hashtag for the 2011 festival is: #E11fest
For more information visit: http://2011.elevate.at
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Johan Galtung (NO), Kumi Naidoo (ZA), Ondi Timoner (US), Pat Mooney (CA), Sharif Abdel Kouddous US), Mona Bricke (DE), Richard Heinberg (US), Andrea D. Bührmann (DE), James Vasile (US), Vina Yun (AT), Christian Payne (UK), Mark Stevenson (UK), Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed (UK), Juan Manuel Biaiñ (AR), Niels Boeing (DE), Carolin Wiedemann (DE), Dean Puckett (UK), Corinna Milborn (AT), Angela Köppl (AT), Bernd Röttger (DE), Andrea Kretschmann (DE), Christian Holter (AT), Werner Zittel (DE), Karen Kastenhofer (AT), Volker Eick (DE), Christian Siefkes (DE), Tim Stüttgen (DE), Erich Moechel (AT), Robert Stachel (AT), Margarethe Holzer (AT), Max Schrems (AT), Ernst Schriefl (AT), Jens Schanze (DE), Teresa Distelberger (AT), Johanna Muckenhuber (AT), Michael Bauer (AT), Rainer Rosegger (AT), Theresa Schütz (AT), Urban Liberation Front (AT), Christian Pointner (AT), Marlies Ortner (AT), & many more..
In previous years, Elevate featured guests such as: Jimmy Wales, Nnimmo Bassey, Iara Lee, Mike Bonanno of The Yes Men, Pat Mooney, Cynthia McKinney, Bill McKibben, Percy Schmeiser, David Bollier, Amy Goodman, Phil Zimmermann, Danny Schechter, Wenonah Hauter, David Barstow, Paul D. Miller aka. DJ Spooky, and many more..
Special package including Hotel + Ticket offers starting from 110 € for a single and 170 € for a double room.
► For more information on tickets and how to get to Graz visit our website: http://elevate.at
► Press section: http://presse.elevate.at