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The Spring Festival in Graz (Styria, AUT) did celebrate its seventh birthday with a shitload of international DJs and (as usual) cheap ticket prices (especially for you rich english blokes :P ).
Date: Wed. 16-05-2007 to Sun. 20-05-2007
How to go there
As long as youre a forein spastic genre lover, the easiest way should be: - to go to Vienna by plane and to take the train from Vienna to Graz (direct connection every 2 hours; travelling time around 2:30). Or - to take a direct flight to Graz Airport. Unfortunately the airport is quite small so im not sure what airlines could offer you a direct flight.
What the f*#k is Graz???
Graz is the second biggest town in Austria. Its located somewhere in the south-east and it has to offer sth like 250.000 to 300.000 inhabitants (about 50.000 of them are students), a nice town center, 2 breweries (Gösser & Puntigamer), the Schlossberg (i.e. the "mountain" in the middle of the city. lol), the Stadtpark (city park. greeeeeeat for chillout sessions or just lying around drinking and watching fit gals) with its Parkhouse (best "bar" ever), ...
The festival takes place in some locations directly in the center of Graz (locations). Due to the town's "enormous" size, you can always change location by foot if you want to (it usually takes you sth like 5-10 minutes. Just "Postgarage" is different because its not exactly in the center of the town).
4-Days-Pass including Opening live act: 60EUR
4-Days-Pass (regular): 50EUR
1-Day-Pass (pre-sale): 18EUR
1-Day-Pass (box office): 20EUR
Live acts including:
Antony Rother, Carl Craig, EZ Rollers, Makossa & Megablast, Parov Stelar, Ragga Twins, Shantel, Shit Disco, Tali, Turntablerocker, Whomadewho, and so on.
DJ Lineup including:
4Hero, Alex Gopher, Aquasky, Ben Mono, Bionic Kid, Derrick May, Digital Mystikz, DJ Grandmaster Flash, Elite Force, Etienne de Crecy, Jazzanova, John Aquaviva, Kenny Larkin, marfloW, Michael Reinboth, Patrick Pulsinger, Plump DJs, Rainer Trüby, Slack Hippie, Stacey Pullen, Stereotyp, Tayo, Uwe Walkner, and many more.
On one hand there will be the so called "Red Bull Music Academy" (last year's "instructor" was Carl Craig, two years ago it was Marky), on the other hand there is scheduled a VJ workshop (as far as i know with the coldcut visualist).
Check out the exact schedule on the official Springseven homepage.