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Elevate Opening Show

This year, for the first time, the Elevate opening will take place at the Next Liberty Theatre: Upbeat and (suitable for Covid) celebratory, but also perceptive and with a lot of depth.

Austrian musician and presenter Joja will host and lead through the evening for the first time.

For the best-selling author, historian and philosopher Philipp Blom, it is clear: our self-image and our economic system are bankrupt. We need a new model of life for the future. Because we humans are not above nature. We are part of it, dependent and vulnerable. This is shown by the pandemic as well as the climate crisis. The title of Philipp Blom's opening speech: "Momentum - How does the future actually work?

The opening show will also feature an extraordinary musical contribution by KŒNIG & BR Laser & Karolina Preuschl..

In a total of 12 events in the discourse section of the Elevate Festival 2021, more than 30 international guests will impart a lot of knowledge and raise awareness about important socio-political issues. It is essential for the Elevate team to inspire, to encourage discussion and to point out concrete options for action. A preview of the topics will be given at the opening show - accompanied by live music by artists of the festival.

Admission from 1900 hrs! Start 2000 h

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