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Danceable club music, experimental sound art and world improvement - since 2005 the city of Graz is home to a festival that is one of a kind within Europe.

Over several days human rights activists, climatologists, technology and media specialists, and political scientists as well as pioneers of electronic music, small DIY labels and avant-garde musicians of various subgenres occupy the tranquil town on the river Mur. Lectures, panel discussions, film screenings and workshops during the day, award ceremonies, concerts, performances, and DJ line-ups in the evening – with this concept the Elevate Festival became one of the most influential forerunners for intelligent participation in the context of advanced club culture.


The full Music & Arts program as well as the Discourse program of this years anniversary edition is now online:


Music & Arts

The lineup is complete, here the last additions:

Emptyset (UK) AUX 88 (US) Vessel (UK) Source Direct (UK) Rhys Chatham (US) Fracture (UK) Shit And Shine (US) Noveller (US) Broken.Heart.Collector (AT) Homeboy (HR) Fuckhead (AT) Rebekah Aff (DE) 3 RAR (AU) Mentalien (HU) Mimu + Lukas Lauermann (AT) DJ Scotch Bonnet (JP) IZC (AT) Jerobeam Fenderson (AT) Cascao & Lady Maru (IT) OchoReSotto (AT) [[[Altar:Thron]]] (AT) Forever Traxx (AT) Macello Basstrojani (AT) The Striggles (AT) Nino Sebelic & TJ Hicks (AT) orjo (AT) Bitz & Puschmann (AT) doze (AT) Interpenetration DJ Team (AT)

hoergeREDE / Festival for sound // art // and new literature:

Anna Kim (KR/AT) bagg*fish (AT/IT/US) Burkhard Stangl (AT) Christof Kurzmann (AT) Jörg Piringer (AT) Jurczok 1001 (CH) Pia Palme (AT) Raoul Schrott (AT) Roberta Busechian (IT) Ursula Rucker (US)

The daily programme can be seen here:




The Early Bird Tickets are entirely sold out, which kicks off our regular presale. The full festival ticket is available for 44€ (+ additional presale fee). The day passes for Friday and Saturday are 20€ (+ additional presale fee). The ticket for the opening on Thursday is 10€, doors only.


Discourse & Activism
Democracy and civil society, crisis and apocalypse - with topics such as these the Elevate Festival has always striven to analyze current social, economic and ecological developments. But more importantly, its aim is to present alternatives, which can contribute to a better future for everyone.

The emphasis on collective self-empowerment and the firm belief that the creation of a sustainable society depends on every individual, as well as on their collaboration, forms the central leitmotif of Elevate.

10 years of Elevate - 10 years of music, arts and discourse in and around the Schlossberg in Graz. What have we achieved? Where can we go from here? The discourse programme of the anniversary edition 2014 offers a combination of nostalgia-free retrospection, intelligent analysis of the present and exciting future perspectives.

Amy Goodman
(US), John Holloway (MX), Kate Tempest (UK), Micah Lee (US), Shoshana Zuboff (US), Pat Mooney (CA), Silke Helfrich (DE), Nafeez Ahmed (UK), Ulrich Brand (DE), Erich Moechel (AT), Irmi Salzer (AT), Michel Bauwens (BE), Miriam Rasch (NL), Felix Stalder (CH), Antonino d' Ambrosio (US), Joana Varon (BR), Friederike Habermann (DE), Susanne Jordan (DE), Tsvetan Usunov (BG), Ulli Klein (AT), Markus Sabadello (AT), Jan Suhr (DE), Claudia Garád (AT), Regina Joschika (AT), and many more;

+ video message: Vandana Shiva (IN)

Free admission to all talks, discussions, workshops and film screenings!

Live videostream available for most events:

The full programme is online:

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