By now it has become an established tradition that each Wackelsteinfestival is opened with traditional folk tunes. In this as in all other things, the fifth Wacklesteinfestival will be second to none of its predecessors.
Pholc is an Irish-folk quartet based in the wood quarter, and their repertoire comprises ballads and lively love songs as well as vibrant tunes that will be sure to make you shake a leg. The band has had many gigs in front of Austrian audiences, and in 2010, they published their second CD, “Follow On”. We are happy to have them at our festival, and it will be their music that starts us off to swing and dance when we call again: Wiggle till the stones start singing!
|Hotel Palindrone [20h45 - 22h15]|
Hotel Palindrone is an exceptional band that raises acclaim all over the world. One of the extraordinary things that it is easy to put a finger on is that these musicians play virtuously on more instruments than most people could name without serious thinking. Hotel Palindrone lightly joins that virtuosity with a large variety of European folk traditions and influences from Jazz and Classical music. Passionate improvisation meets fiery grooves and they mingle with joy and fun on stage and in the audience.
Already in the first year of the Wackelsteinfestival, Hotel Palindrone was cheered and cherished by the audience. Throughout the festival grounds people spontaneously started to dance, the atmosphere peaked, and we organizers were standing there with big and watery eyes, hardly believing what was going on. This year, on the fifth anniversary, it was about time to have Hotel Palindrone on our stage once more.
|The Black White Gray [23h00 - 00h30]|
The Black White Gray are a cover-band from Salzburg consisting of five young musicians who have pledged themselves to the golden, blossoming decades of Rock. On the one hand, they impress by their authentic performance of the music legends like Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix and The Doors. But on the other hand, they also captivate the audience through their plentiful repertoir, which sounds like the Who is Who of Rock histor: from the King of Rock n Roll over the Desert Rock of the Queens of the Stoneage to Indie icons like the Strokes, Franz Ferdinand or the Arctic Monkeys. The Black White Gray will enchant the "ancients", eliciting them a blissful smile, and they will show the younger ones what it exactly is most definitely not the music of the past. Let the good times roll!