The STREAM FESTIVAL in Linz was ahead of the curve. While all other festivals turned into streaming ones, this festival founded itself and title back in 2018. Now, ironically aptly named, the STREAM will be streaming from May 27 – 29, 2021 for viewers to enjoy all over the globe. Music performance highlights include Soia, My Ugly Clementine, Kamaal Williams, Eli Preiss, ANGER, Lou Asril, Naked Cameo, among others.
The city of Linz invites you to the first digital live music online festival and thus remains committed to the name of the festival and its intention to be a format for music, pop culture and digitization. Where, if not in the Austrian UNESCO City of Media Arts does a city set this innovative focus on the topics of digitization in music creation and virtual concert absorption. The high-caliber music and discourse program of the STREAM STAGE and STREAM TALK program areas will be moved online with the support of loyal partners such as FM4, Ö1 intro and the Ars Electronica Center. The third program line, STREAM-CLUB, will be postponed to 2022.
The music program on the STREAM STAGE reflects the wide-ranging aspects of digitization. But that doesn’t mean electronic music only; so-called pre-digital genres will also make their presence felt during the three days.
STREAM TALK, a series of workshops and talks with experts and artists, offers manifold opportunities for practical and theoretical encounters with the festival’s digitization theme and pop culture. Since two discussions will be held in English with international speakers, these are attractive contributions to the Creative Cities network, of which Linz is a member as UNESCO City of Media Arts. This year, the online festival will be accompanied particularly intensively by the Stream Festival’s social media channels, which will provide an enhanced “behind-the-scenes” look at the live experience from the Posthof or Ars Electronica Center.
And this year’s online festival edition offers yet another plus point: all the bands and musicians involved have agreed to make the concert recordings from Linz available as OnDemand for 7 to 30 days after the festival on the Stream website to listen to and enjoy again.
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