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27th Linzer Pflasterspektakel 18.-20. Juli 2013
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27th Linzer Pflasterspektakel: 18. - 20. July 2013
Information for Artists Information for Artists


Performance mode

At the"place and time reservation", artists/groups determine time and locations and times in the morning of eachh day of the festival.

Individual performance procedures WITH location selection
Number of performances: Thu: twice a day, Fri and Sat: three performances a day for one hour each (including set-up and take down time). Performances start every hour on the hour.

Special performance procedures WITHOUT location selection
Especially "loud" music formations (samba, percussion, drums, brass music) and "quiet" ensembles (a capella), children's programme participants, fire shows, shows with pyrotechnics, tightrope artists and protagonists with special technical requirements perform at certain times and in selected locations in agreement with the organization team.

Street theatre groups requiring more time to set up and take down their equipment can sign up for a permanent performance locations. Selected squares and courtyards will be available for presentations.

Fire and pyrotechnics: Due to regulations, street art acts using fire or pyrotechnics must be held in certain specifically assigned places. For this reason, please provide relevant information in the application.

Official permits will be taken care of by the organizer.

Performance locations

There are about 40 performance locations in 5 performance areas and courtyards across the city centre of Linz. In case of very bad weather, there are alternative locations in shopping centres, restaurants, cultural sites, etc.

Additional performances

Saturday starting at 10 a.m.
Anyone interested can choose a location for an additional performance on Saturday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Radio Oberösterreich Stage
Artists can give thirty minutes performances at the stage at Taubenmarkt. Power supply is provided but no sound system is available.

Kaleidoscope Nights
Artists/groups that wishing to present a short segment of their show during a moderated revue can apply for a performance in the Spectacle Tent (with space for audiences of about 300 people). Please declare this in the application! Two evening performances at the Spectacle Tent replace one performance on the streets.

Music groups may in selected city centre bars on Thursday and Friday from 11 p.m. onwards.


Stage & Sound

A Sound system is available in the Spectacle Tent. At the Radio OÖ stage only electricity is available.

Performance locations with electricity available are limited. The organizer does not provide stages.

Acoustical exposure is only permitted in the immediate audience area!


Technical Equipment

The organizer generally does not provide equipment. Extension cables, power distributors, tape, etc. have to be self-organised by the artist or group. 

Submit Application by January 27, 2014

Application for the next Pflasterspektakel is possible within a period of several weeks starting on 1 December 2013. The completed registration form and updated information material (video material and footage on DVD, CD or online) must be submitted by January 27, 2014 at the latest (date as postmark).

The application form can be downloaded at
There is also the possibility to apply online directly on the website.


Until 15 March 2013, the definite consent or refusal is sent by e-mail! 

Every year, around fifty per cent of participants are invited to the Pflasterspektakel for the first time. The number of participants is restricted to approximately 100 solo performers respectively groups. Therefore, unfortunately we are not capable of accepting all applications. In addition, we offer selected applicants a place on the waitlist (in case of short-term consent because other participants are unable to come).

Reimbursement of expenses

Travel expenses
Travel expenses for outward and return journey are calculated based on the price of a 2nd class train journey, a cheap flight arrangement, or a mileage allowance. In conjunction with the participation confirmation, artists will be informed of the amount of the travel reimbursement and how this amount was calculated based on the application data. Flighttickets that are used for travels to Europe before July 1st 2013 cannot be used for claiming travel expenses.
Travel expenses will be reimbursed proportionally to the number of participating days (1/3 of traveling expenses for one day, 2/3 for two and and the entire travel expenses for three days).

Irrespective of the number of persons and travel distance, the organizer compensates for travel expenses to a maximum of 1,000 Euros per group/individual performer.

Daily Allowance/Busking Money: The organizer allocates 25 Euros per person and festival day for food for a maximum of 10 persons. Artists keep performance revenues (busking money).

Accommodation including breakfast: Costs of overnight stays at designated facilities including breakfast will be covered by the organizer. Participants are usually accommodated in double and three-bed rooms in hotels and accommodations in the city centre of Linz.