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From 04 March to 08 March 2020, the 16th edition of the Elevate Festival will take place under the title "Human Nature", transforming the city of Graz once again into a hotspot for young, contemporary festival culture.

Festival Opening

Austrian pop diva, Ankathie Koi will moderate the opening event at the Orpheum in Graz on 04 March 2020. Opening speeches will be held by young African Activists Adenike Oladosu from Nigeria and Elizabeth Wathuti from Kenya.

Discourse Programme

Throughout the discourse programme of the festival, with free admission to a total of more than 30 events, over 50 international guests will impart a great deal of knowledge and raise awareness of important socio-political issues.

>> complete discourse programme

>> further information to all speakers


As the highlight of the now-complete musical programme, the final concert with Michael Rother and Gudrun Gut will bring together two legends on the Orpheum stage. The pairing invites the audience on a journey into the past and present of avant-garde music.

The programme inside the hilltop Uhrturmkasematte on Saturday will not only present Bristolian shooting stars Giant Swan, but also technology frontiersmen Evol, and Via App – one of the current central figures of the Brooklyn underground. A new edition of the festival's Daytime Stage will feature some great names from the local DJ scene at the Parkhouse on Elevate Saturday, broadcast live via video stream by Amsterdam's Red Light Radio.

>> Complete Lineup

>> detailed information of all artists

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