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Music: Sziget Music Festival
8-15 August 2018, Budapest
The Sziget Music Festival is one of the largest annual multicultural music and arts festivals in Europe. It is held on a leafy island on the Danube in northern Budapest, Hungary, with more than 1,000 performances taking place over the week. The festival’s line-up features numerous famous international acts alongside an array of performance art and dance parties.
The following Australian acts will be performing at the festival:
What So Not is an electronic music project by Australian record producer Emoh Instead (Chris Emerson), producing upbeat electronic dance music.
Performance details: 00:30 am, Friday, 10 August (daily ticket for 9 August) - Bacardi Arena
The Living End is one of Australia’s most successful punk rock bands. For over twenty years, The Living End have produced classic hits such as Prisoner of Society and White Noise. This will be an excellent opportunity to see Australia’s foremost punk rockers in Hungary.
Performance details: 04:45 pm, Saturday, 11 August - Mastercard stage by A38
Hans: Like a German: Hans is the creation of Australian Matt Gilbertson and has become a hit star at both the Adelaide and international fringe festivals. Hans performs an eclectic mix of cabaret whilst also holding the Guinness World Record for playing Madonna music continuously for 29.5 hours.
Performance details: 09:00 pm, Sunday, 12 August – Magic Mirror
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard is an Australian psychedelic rock band formed in 2010 in Melbourne, well known for its prolific recording output and energetic stage presence.
Performance details: 10 pm, Sunday, 12 August - Mastercard stage by A38
Nick Murphy a.k.a. Chet Faker: Nick Murphy, formerly known by his stage name Chet Faker, is an Australian singer and songwriter famous for his indie, downtempo electronica sounds.
Performance details: 01:30 am, Tuesday, 14 August (daily ticket for 13 August) - Mastercard stage by A38
Electric Fields is a creative partnership between Zaachariah Fielding and Michael Ross. They produce a dynamic repertoire moving across pop, soul and electronica, often featuring lyrics in the Indigenous Australian languages of Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara.
Performance details: 11:00 pm, Tuesday, 14 August - Europe Stage (Európa Szinpad) presented by Ibis
Music: Timmy Trumpet at the FM4 Frequency Festival
18 August 2018, St Pölten, Austria
Timmy Trumpet, Australia’s number one DJ performing around the world to sell-out crowds, will be making an appearance at this year’s FM4 Frequency Festival. Timmy Trumpet has revolutionised Australia’s electronic dance music scene and was a key figure in the development of the Melbourne Bounce music genre. His 2015 smash hit Freaks featuring Savage has dominated charts and radio stations in 30+ countries.
3100 St Pölten
Tickets are available for purchase via the FM4 Frequency Festival website.
Concert: Sons of the East
23 August 2018, Vienna
Sons Of the East are an indie-folk band from the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia. Band mates Dan Wallage, Nic Johnston and Jack Rollins are well-known not only for their enjoyable music giving a contemporary flair to traditional folk music, but also for their strong stage presence during performances. They are currently touring in Europe and will be performing at the Chelsea Club in Vienna.
Tickets are available at the oeticket.com.
Film: Australian Warwick Thornton’s Sweet Country
Various locations and times throughout Austria as of 19 July 2018
Sweet Country is a film directed by critically acclaimed Australian director Warwick Thornton and winning the special jury prize at the 2017 Venice Film Festival. The viewers are taken on a journey of an aged Aboriginal farmhand, Sam (Hamilton Morris), who in self-defence has shot a rancher named Harry (Ewen Leslie). The period western has a moral force beyond time and place despite the fact that it is set in 1920s Australia. The director has depicted the prejudice amongst the community of ranchers and lawmen. Thornton presents the viewers with scenes of the aftermath of this tragic event, and the faith of the farmhand who has found himself fleeing the farm with his wife across the deadly outback, through harsh desert country. Warwick Thornton is also well known for his comedy drama Samson and Delilah that won the prestigious Caméra d'Or Award at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.
Some venues (original version with German subtitles):
Waehringer Str. 12
Filmzentrum im Rechbauerkino
Art: Tracey Moffatt at Höhenrausch 2018
Ongoing until 14 October 2018, Linz, Austria
Indigenous Australian artist Tracey Moffatt’s art piece Vigil is being featured at the 2018 Höhenrausch exhibition in Linz. Vigil is a video art piece depicting the tragic deaths at sea of asylum seekers. Vigil fuses the contemporary images of refugees at sea with classic Hollywood cinema. Tracey Moffatt AO is an esteemed Australia artist from Brisbane and is known for her photographic artworks that discuss issues of modern society. Tracey now spends her time living in New York and Sydney. This year Höhenrausch, an annual exhibition held on inner-city rooftops in Linz, explores themes related to water under the motto of “The Other Shore”.
OK Platz 1
Exhibition is open daily from 10:00 am to 20:30 pm. Regular tickets are priced from Eur 12.