With a colorful program mix, Posthof boss Gernot Kremser and LIVA director Dietmar Kerschbaum will be performing on the fresh-air open-air stage at the Posthof from June 9th to September 1st. Born out of the Corona emergency, the stage should establish itself permanently in the future. “Fresh air has now become normal and is an integral part of the Posthof program,” said Kremser at the presentation of the program on Wednesday. This year he attached particular importance to clearly distinguishing the program from the Lido Sounds (June 16 to 18; Urfahrmarkt). Among others, Edmund (June 9/10), Pietro Lombardi (June 22), Folkshilfe (July 1), philosopher Konrad Paul Liessmann (July 6), Marco Pogo (July 22), Julian LePlay will be there (August 25) and Ursula Strauss and Ernst Molden (September 1).
The second edition last year attracted 16,200 visitors, and this year – with fewer concerts – this number is to be increased. “Three concerts are already almost sold out,” said Kremser. There is room for 2,000 people in the open-air area, or 950 with seating. The concerts also take place when it rains. According to Kerschbaum, the mobile stage, which was purchased for 60,000 euros and is also used for the children’s sound cloud or the Linz marathon, has long since paid for itself.
There is also news from Lido-Sounds, which is being organized by concert promoter Acardia in June at the Urfahrmarkt area with the help of LIVA. Headliners at the festival, which is expected to attract up to 25,000 visitors per day, are Florence + The Machine (June 16), Die Toten Hosen (June 17) and Peter Fox (June 18). There will be after-show parties in the Brucknerhaus on June 16th and 17th from 11pm, with Functionist and Thees Uhlmann among others. “We’re converting the Brucknerhaus into a party zone,” says Kerschbaum. Lido Sounds visitors have to pay 10 euros for this, otherwise the entrance fee is 19 or 25 euros. Advance ticket sales for Lido Sounds are going well, says Kerschbaum: “There are hardly any hotel rooms left in Linz and the surrounding area.” The ÖBB has therefore increased its offer: there will be four additional trains each night from Linz to Vienna and two each from Linz to Salzburg.
Here is the fresh air program:
9th/10th June: Dialect-Pop-Duo Edmund (9.6. sold out)
June 22: Pietro Lombardi
July 1: Folkshilfe (only a few tickets left)
July 6: Philosopher Konrad Paul Liessmann talks to moderator Christian Schacherreiter about his new book “Loud Lies”
July 8: Bavarian dialect pop with Dicht & Ergreifd
July 22: Marco Pogo, frontman of the punk rock band Turbobier, comes to Linz as a “story printer”.
July 24: Philip Poisel
August 3: Fat Freddy’s Drop, a funk/jazz/raggae band from New Zealand, comes to Linz for the first time: “A relaxed, casual sound,” says Posthof boss Kremser
August 11: Sons Of The East bring folk-pop from Australia
August 22: Fäaschbänkler (sold out)
August 25: Julian le Play
September 1st: Ursula Strauss and Ernst Molden show their current program “Wüdnis”