Zebra Katz, Amnesia Scanner and Lingua Ignota confirmed for Donaufestival 2023

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The Austrian festival will take place from 28-30 April and 5-7 May.

Presenting a programme that spans sound, art, performance and discourse, Donaufestival has revealed the line-up for its forthcoming edition. Zebra Katz, Debby Friday and James Holden are all set to perform their respective new albums whilst Slikback and Weirdcore are set to present VOID – a new commissioned audiovisual collaboration. Other names locked in include RP Boo, DJ Lag, and former Crack Magazine cover stars Arooj Aftab and Omar Souleyman.

Elsewhere on the stacked music bill Lingua Ignota, Puce Mary, Petronn Sphene and Nihiloxica are all slated to play live. There’s also Moin and Marina Herlop – both of whose albums featured in our 2022 albums of the year – as well as Félicia Atkinson, Godflesh, Hüma Utku and a collaborative performance from Amnesica Scanner and Freeka Tet.

In addition to the music, there’ll be installations and exhibitions on display for the duration of the two weekends. This includes a piece from artist Oliver Ressler which sees him translate the sound of melting Arctic glaciers into an AV work and there’ll also be a video lecture with Q&A from theorist Frédéric Neyrat.

Donaufestival takes place at several locations across Krems and will also platform works from Austrian artists with Radian presenting the world premiere of their forthcoming new album, an audiovisual performance from Rojin Sharafi & Épong, and sets from Lukas König and Geier aus Stahl.

Tickets for Donaufestival 2023 are on sale now. Head to the festival’s website for further information.

Listen back to an audio version of our Arooj Aftab cover story below.