“Wels is a Mecca for adventurous music aficionados.” allaboutjazz.com, 11-2014
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, Carla Kihlstedt, Peter Brötzmann, Okkyung Lee, Christof Kurzmann, Mary Halvorson, Joe McPhee, Magda Mayas and Kazuhisa Uchihashi.
In 2020 the festival celebrates its 34th edition and takes place from the 6th to 8th of November.