Songwriters Swarm for Blue Bird Festival

In Brief: Music, Nov. 2012

News | Vienna Review | November 2012

Katrin Navessi is one homegrown singer songwriter performing (Photo: Katrin Navessi)

The Blue Bird Festival returns to Porgy & Bess from 21-24 Nov., for the first time ever as a four-day event, organised by the Vienna Songwriting Association. The first two days, presented in conjunction with the Viennale, compose a mini-festival "What a Constellation", celebrating the 15th anniversary of Montreal-based label Constellation. The two evenings feature a cacophony of jazz in all its forms, from quiet guitar sounds to orchestral post-rock. Eclectic Canadians Do Make Say Think headline on 21 Nov., and chamber-pop outfit Thee Silver Mt. Zion are the headline act on 22 Nov.

23 and 24 Nov. see a return to the usual Blue Bird format, featuring home-grown Austrian musicians and rising stars from abroad. Austrian alternative rockers Garish Headline on Friday, 23 Nov. and post-punk Robyn Hitchcock closes the festival with his first Austrian gig in 21 years.

Festival tickets are available for 4 days (€79), 2 days (€48) or a single day (€28).

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