The show must go on!!!

June 29, 2018 | competition.2018

Our week of competitions is filled with great showcases. We have invited top acts and we are very much looking forward to hear them. These musicians make our festival even more special.

Beatbox Showcases (From all around the World) 

We bring the best beatboxers of the world to Graz and we will shake all of Styria with their sonic force. With fat beats and crazy sounds will you hear them on many stages around the festival. Our stars of the beatbox scene are in this year: Abby Tse (CHN), Alexinho (FRA), Slizzer (LUX), Napom (USA), Kenny Urban (USA), 3H (CHN), Efaybee (FRA), Kenozen (FRA), B-Art (NED), Ibarra (NED), Madox (GER), Imtiazing (PAK), Zekka (ESP), Elisii (CAN)

Saturday July 14th 8pm @GlemmRide Festival – Saalbach Hinterglemm
Sunday July 15th Lazy Sunday Jam – t.b.a.
Monday July 16th at 8pm @tube’s – Grieskai 74a
Tuesday July 17th Secret Party – Invite Only
Wednesday July 18th 2018 at 7.30pm Beatbox Jam @City Beach Graz
Thursday July 19th at 3pm – Panel Discussion @GrazMuseum – Sackstraße 18
Friday July 20th at 7.30pm Winners Concert @Dom im Berg – Schloßbergplatz 1
Friday July 20th 00.00midnight @Music-House – Mondscheingasse 9

STYV – Styrian Voices (AUT)

The Styrian Voices (short STYV) are a pop youth choir founded in late 2016 by the four coaches: Patrik Thurner (choir coach), Lisa Raffold (vocal coach), Adi Lozancic (dance coach) and Ivory Parker (beatbox coach). It is their goal to give young talents a platform to be creative, grow and maybe find a way into a professional career in the music business. They are very exctited to perform live and show all the hard work they have invested in working on their music and performance.

Check out their Homepage.

Monday July 16th at 8pm @tube’s – Grieskai 74a


You might recall this band from where they won two gold diplomas, a 1st prize in Jazz and a second prize in Pop. But the group members have changed and just recently they started performing with a beatboxer. Ulrike Tropper, Lisa Raffold, Reinhard Angerer, Ivory Parker and Patrik Thurner are the new E NINE O FOUR. They are already famous for their smooth ballads and creative arrangements of music in the singer songwriter style. But with the new possibility of adding heavy beats to their songs no one will stand still during their concerts.

Check out their Facebookpage.

Monday July 16th at 8pm @tube’s – Grieskai 74a

Studebaker ‘63 (AUT) 

Since 2004 the Johann-Joseph-Fux Conservatory in Graz has a department for pop music. A very important part of their education are the ensemble lessons. The Studebaker ’63 lead by Klaus Ambrosch, where invited to the international Jazz Festival to Chelyabinsk in Russia. The young musicians played several concerts and were premiered for their performaces by the Minister for Culture. They are frequently asked why they chose this band name. The musical influences are mostly from the USA and the Studebaker is a symbol for the authenticity that they are striving for. Get an impression here!

Tuesday July 17th at 7.30pm Jazz @Dom im Berg – Schloßbergplatz 1

Streetview Dixieclub (AUT / “New Orleans”) 

Formerly street musicians, that play music directly from the heart of New Orleans. They present hits from the 1920s and 1930s in the concert hall, the ballroom or on the street. Their message: “Jazz at its best!” in the spirit of the Frenchman Street, the popular music road in New Orleans, they perform ragtime, dixieland and swing classics. Music that fascinates since almost a 100 years. They play with fun and humor, so that every encounter with this band is entertainment at its best.

Check out their Homepage.

Monday July 16th at 5pm Marktschreierei @Lendplatz
Wednesday July 18th at 7.30pm Pop 2 @Dom im Berg – Schloßbergplatz 1

Albert Tröbinger (AUT) 

Exciting new ideas and various elements of different disciplines are combined in this young art form called “CONTACT-JUGGLING”. Artistic, pantomime and humor become live art. The Grazer citizen Albert Tröbinger basically started perfecting his skills in throwing around stuffin the stroller with pacifiers and rattles. He attended the circus school in Graz and found his real passion in juggling and the object-manipulation. Somehow this young man looks familiar, right? Maybe because he was very succesfull at RTL “Das Supertalent” and “Die Große Chance”.

Check out his homepage.

Thursday July 19th at 9pm Beatbox Shootout @Dom im Berg – Schloßbergplatz 1

Vida Noa (AUT)

Indie Pop artist Vida Noa has already left her footprints in the Austrian music scene and positioned herself as one of the hottest up and coming songwriters in the industry. In 2017 the young artist released 2 singles, which both made it no. 1 at local radio station “Soundportal” with further national releases pending. Vida Noa, winner of the 2017 Fender Paramount Singer/Songwriter Contest where she prevailed over 760 participants from all around Europe, has started to write and play live at an early age. Dedication and talent have taken her thus far and most certainly we will hear a lot more, on live stages as well as on air and digital streaming. Having played the legendary Augartenfest and Styrian Sounds Festival in her hometown as well as a sold out “TV Noir” show in Berlin’s Admiralspalast featuring Glen Hansard and Clueso, Vida Noa knows exactly how to captivate her audience, whether that be a crowd of 10 or 1000. –Music Incubator International

Check out her homepage.

Thursday July 19th at 9pm Beatbox Shootout @Dom im Berg – Schloßbergplatz 1

DJ LineUp

We love to Party! After a thrilling week and many hard decisions that had to be made we are looking forward to shake it all out on the dancefloor! Our specialists for the party music:

Sinjo (NZL) – SBX / Concrete DNB

Dubtal3nt (AUT) – WEPLAY / Warner Music / Moshbit Records

Elwood (AUT) – Independent

Thursday July 19th at 00.00midnight @Dom im Berg – Schloßbergplatz 1