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On sunday the 19th edition of the Elevate Festival came to an end with the Daytime Stage and upbeat sounds at the Heimatsaal.

From March 1 - 5, thousands of visitors joined us in experiencing what contemporary festival culture can offer:
a combination of critical-political discourse, diverse cross-genre music, and innovative artistic works created an inspiring atmosphere that fostered exchange, dialogue, and discovery. "(Unlikely) Alliances" facilitated exciting and practical dialogues between different perspectives and disciplines, enriching the festival experience for all visitors.

Since its very beginnings, the Elevate Festival has aimed to track down musical trends and highlight the many facets of contemporary sound.

In 2023, the programme included no less than 55 international and local acts, artists, speakers, experts, opinion leaders and activists in Graz.

Thank You

The festival would like to thank all its supporters, sponsors and partners as well as our staff. Special thanks also go to the thousands of festival visitors who have shown how lively and multifaceted contemporary festival culture can be.

Together we have experienced and celebrated five unforgettable days and we are already looking forward to the next Elevate Festival – and to you!


On 7 July 2023, Elevate will present the outstanding German pianist Nils Frahm in an Austria-wide exclusive show on the Kasematten stage in Graz.

If you can't wait for the next Elevate Festival, don't miss Nils Frahm's performance!

You can find all information about the concert >> here!
Tickets are available now!

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