Music : Sound Park Austria

About Sound Park Austria

Sound Park Austria is a platform created by the Austrian Cultural Forum to support intelligent and artistically ambitious Austrian pop acts in a difficult climate where it is getting harder and harder to make music pay its own way. In the online age, non-commercial pop music has moved from local scenes into global niches. At the same time the revenue from recorded music has collapsed and performance fees at the lower end of the spectrum have dwindled, while travel costs keep rising.

The strategy, therefore, is to help Austrian artists to play concerts that will expose them to a live audience they might otherwise not reach. Rather than put on concerts of our own, Sound Park Austria aims to enable Austrian acts to join the bill at concerts or festivals that will attract a local audience and receive attention in the UK media.

Our curator Robert Rotifer's role is to link up promoters and Austrian artists.

Our perfect main media partner in Austria is FM4 Soundpark, an initiative by national radio station FM4 (part of Austria's public broadcasting corporation ORF) to promote Austrian artists.

Wherever possible, Sound Park Austria concerts will be featured on air and online via FM4 to  provide some welcome publicity back home as well.

This page will feature updates on upcoming as well as reviews on Sound Park Austria events, so do come back!

Austrian bands at The Great Escape Festival

Austrian bands at The Great Escape Festival

18 – 20 May 2017
The Great Escape is a festival showcasing emerging artists from all over the world. This year numerous Austrian artists are featured: American-Austrian singer songwriter James Hersey, dreamy indie band Molly, experimental electronic Hearts Hearts, indie ...
Ana Threat in Concert

Ana Threat in Concert

11 April 2017 | Servant Jazz Quarters
In her own words, Ana Threat's world is one of ‘haunted lo-fi garage sci-fi disco trash for loner bedroom dance parties’. After making a significant impact on the left-field end of Vienna's indie ...
Voodoo Jürgens in concert

Voodoo Jürgens in concert

27 March 2017 | Servant Jazz Quarters
Austropop sensation Voodoo Jürgen brings his satirical Viennese music to London for a special concert at the Servant Jazz Quarters. This is a great opportunity to experience the unique sounds of Austropop – a ...
Rutland Reverb

Rutland Reverb

18 June 2016, 7.30pm | Austrian Cultural Forum London
ACF 60th Anniversary Programme

This concert brings together three of the most successful and prolific contemporary Austrian musicians living and working in London for a unique collaboration to compose and perform a special piece, inspired ...
Son of the Velvet Rat

Son of the Velvet Rat. feat. Seamus Fogarty, Critical Jim, Robert Rotifer

26 April 2016 | Servant Jazz Quarters
A transcontinental get-together in the name of song.

Son of the Velvet Rat
Originally from Southern Austria, Son of the Velvet Rat now live in the Californian desert, four hours from LA. This dramatic relocation ...
Attwenger at Match & Fuse Festival

Attwenger at Match & Fuse Festival

15 – 17 October 2015 | various venues, London
One of the most exciting groups to come out of Austria will perform at Match & Fuse festival in London this autumn. Singing in their local dialect, the duo Markus Binder & Hans-Peter Falkner mix ...