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Krems’ Donaufestival returns this year

First acts have been announced for the 2017 edition happening between 28 April– 6 May

Austria’s Donaufestival kicks off in Krems at the end of April with a line-up that includes Elysia Crampton, Einstürzende Neubauten, GAS, Gazelle Twin, DJ LAG, Moor Mother, Silver Apples, Klara Lewis, Scritti Politti, Actress, This Is Not This Heat, Jace Clayton with his rework project The Julius Eastman Memorial Dinner, and many others. “I’d like to see the relationships between idiosyncrasy and social engagement oscillate,” says its 2017 artist director Thomas Edlinger. “The familiar programme points music, performance and visual arts intermingle through leitmotifs, expanded and enhanced by new presentation and communication formats.”

The event runs from 28 April–6 May. Day passes are available now. The full programme will be announced on 9 March.