NOV 9.10.11 2018


“Wels is a Mecca for adventurous music aficionados.” 

allaboutjazz.com, November 2014 
“The unlimited Festival in Wels, Austria, is one of the best places to explore free and creative, genre-bending music.” 
Freejazzblog.org, 13. Jänner 2016 

music unlimited is the internationally renowned music festival in Wels, Upper Austria. Since 1987 it has been exploring the limits of listening in all possible directions. An indescribable range of music is offered to the curious, national and international visitors: From jazz, classical, improvised music, to rock, hip-hop and unlimited. The audience not only appreciates the open and hybrid approach to music, but also the unique and worldwide praised atmosphere of the festival.

With much enthusiasm, passion and a deep conviction the festival team works year after year to bring new developments in contemporary music to Austria. „Here you look out over the horizon of the well-known, because you want to reach the over and above possible.“ (Siegfried A. Fruehauf, film director) 
Every year the big stars of the international music scene as well as up and coming talents are invited to play at the festival. Thereby inspiring new discoveries aside traditional listening habits are guaranteed. Every second year music unlimited is curated by a famous musician, former curators include Fred Frith, Jon Rose, Zeena Parkins, Otomo Yoshihide, The Ex, Mats Gustafsson, Larry Ochs, Carla Kihlstedt, Ikue Mori, Peter Brötzmann, Okkyung Lee, Christof Kurzmann, and Mary Halvorson.
In 2018 the festival celebrates its 32nd edition, it will take place from the 9th to 11th of November. 


Fire! Orchestra „Arrival“

Mats Gustafsson & Mariam Wallentin & Sofia Jernberg & Anna Lindal & Leo Svensson &

Josefin Runsteen & Katt Hernandez & Per Texas Johansson & Christer Bothén & Isak Hedtjärn &

Alexander Zethson & Susana Santos Silva & Johan Berthling & Andreas Werliin & Mikael Werliin

Pkt.Vrt.Plastik | Kaja Draksler & Petter Eldh & Christian Lillinger

Jaimie Branch „Fly Or Die“ | Lester St. Louis & Jason Ajemian & Chad Taylor

Kompost 3 | Martin Eberle & Benny Omerzell & Manu Mayr & Lukas König

Rempis Abrams Ra + Baker

Pulverize The Sound | Peter Evans & Tim Dahl & Mike Pride

Badrutt Fagaschinski Kocher Kurzmann

Rdeca Raketa & Natascha Gangl „Wendy Pferd Tod Mexico“ | Maja Osojnik & Matija Schellander

Sophie Agnel & Joke Lanz & Michael Vatcher

Piñata | Angélica Castelló & Billy Roisz & Guro S. Moe & Jérôme Noetinger & Katharina Ernst  & Liz Allbee

Chris Pitsiokos CP Unit | Sam Lisabeth & Henry Fraser & Jason Nazary

Elias Stemeseder & Anna Webber

Agnes Hvizdalek & Susanna Gartmayer

Ingrid Schmoliner &  Hamid Drake

Dialogues With Strings | Hannah Marshall & Veryan Weston & Alison Blunt & Trevor Watts

Darren Johnston’s „Reasons For Moving“ feat. Larry Ochs & Fred Frith | Sébastien Jeser & Samuel Dühsler

Solos by Lester St. Louis, Matt Nelson, Anna Webber, Jaimie Branch, Jim Baker, Anna Lindal


Exhibition, Artwork: Dmitry Gomzyakov aka ZonderZond

Stagedesign: Reinhard Jordan

Film „Leaning Against The Wind: Andy Goldsworthy“ | Thomas Riedelsheimer



Ticket prices (full / reduced / member)

Festival pass:
3 days - € 94 / 80 / 68

One day ticket:
Friday - € 32 / 27 / 23  Saturday - € 32 / 27 / 23 | Sunday -  € 35 / 30 / 26

For reservations, please mail to info(at)musicunlimited.at.

A limited number of reduced tickets at the price of €49 is available here. (Please tell us why you need a special discount and we will try to give you the reduced ticket.)

* Reductions are available for students, people in military or alternative service, unemployed people, people on maternity/paternity leave, retirees as well as members of Club Ö1 and owners of the AK-Leistungskarte (at box office only).
Membership cards are available at the price of € 25 (reduced € 12) and grant a minimum 10% discount to all events by KV waschaecht. Membership cards for 2019 are valid starting from Nov 9, season tickets are valid from Jan 1 to Dec 31.




Please reserve your rooms in time!

If you want to stay in the former festival hotel - now hostel - Greif or at the Irish Pub Black Horse Inn, you can make your reservation right away via e-mail to jugendherbergewels(at)gmail.com.

A hotel with special festival rates is Boutique Hotel Hauser ****, contact via office(at)hotelhauser.com.

For further information on accomodation please contact the tourism office via www.wels-info.at or call 0043 7242 67722-22.

For backpackers we also offer the opportunity to sleep for free in a room full of matrasses right behind the main venue Alter Schl8hof.


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