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Elevate Festival 2023 in March - first glimpses of the programme

The Elevate Festival returns to spring after two summer editions. From 1 to 5 March, the 19th edition of the festival will take place in Graz under the title "(Unlikely) Alliances" and will once again transform the city into a hotspot for young, contemporary festival culture.

Elevate Festival 2023: (Unlikely) Alliances
1-5 March 2023
Graz, Austria

Elevate Music

Alongside contemporary art and a stimulating and challenging discourse programme, a mix of concerts and club music at a wide variety of venues will once again be at the heart of the festival's activities.

Among the first programmatic music highlights are the Italian synthesizer luminary Caterina Barbieri, who will make up for her long-awaited Graz concert in 2023, the US post-industrial cult act Pharmakon as well as the indie psychedelic duo Panda Bear & Sonic Boom and Brainfeeder figurehead The Gaslamp Killer.


In his speech to the UN General Assembly in 1988, Ronald Reagan coined the phrase „unification by alien invasion”. He used this phrase to describe the idea, which has been elaborated many times since, that an invasion by extraterrestrial powers would be needed to unify humanity in view of its numerous cultural differences.

On a geopolitical level, the history of humanity is riddled with unexpected alliances and unforeseen cooperations. Likewise, in civil society, the formation of broad-based alliances was and is an important element in the emergence of social movements and subsequently in the formulation and safeguarding of their goals.

But how much common ground is needed for the common cause and which boundaries remain unbridgeable? What invisible or even unholy alliances exist? The discourse programme of the 2023 festival will explore these major questions.


Festival passes and tickets for all categories are now available via ntry, Love Your Artist and Öticket. Further information can be found in our ticket shop.

The next announcements for the 2023 programme will follow in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!

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