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33 nd Linzer Pflasterspektakel: 18. - 20. July 2019
Information for Artists Information for Artists


Performance mode 
Performance locacions 
Additional performances 
Stage & Sound 
Technical Equipment 
Reimbursement of expenses 


Performance mode 

At the"time and location reservation", artists/groups choose their performance times and locations according to the general festival regulations every day anew.

Individual performance procedures WITH location selection
Number of performances: Thu: 2 performances / day, Fri & Sat: 3 performances / 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, aerial artists and protagonists with special technical requirements perform at certain times and at selected locations in agreement with the organization team.

Groups requiring more time to set up and take down their equipment can sign up for a permanent performance location. A small number of selected squares and courtyards will be available for presentations those preformances. These locations are reserved for groups/artists with a high technical effort (e.g. aerial acrobatics with anchor points).

Fire and pyrotechnics: Due to regulations, 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 

Kaleidoscope Nights
Every evening different artists present segments of their performance within two 90minutes revue shows presented by a host and taking place in a circus tent (Spectacle Tent). The popular Kaleidoscope Nights entertain more than 300 spectators every show. Artists/groups wishing to take part at one of the Kaleidoscope Nights can apply for a performance via the application form. Two short performances at the Kaleidoscope Night replace one street performance.

Music groups have the possibility to perform in selected bars and pubs at the Nightline from 11 p.m. onwards.

Saturday from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. anyone interested can choose a location for an additional performance.


Stage & Sound 

All performance locations are close-by so that is why the organization team pays extra attention to a fair behavior among artists when performing!

That is to say acoustic exposure has to be limited to the immediate audience area. Consequently tripods and other lifting devices for speakers are not allowed.

Power supply is available at a small number of performance locations.

No stages available.


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. 


The application for Pflasterspektakel is possible within a period of several weeks starting on 15th November every year. We need the completed registration form with a video of the show (online link) until the application deadline in January. The registration form can be completed online or sent by email or postal service (use PDF Download form) to


Until March 1st of the particular year, 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 


Expenses for outward and return journey to Linz by train (second class ticket) or airplane (cheap economy class ticket) will be refunded. For the journey by car a kilometre allowance will be paid. Only the actual expenses (train/bus/plane) respectively the kilometre allowance (car) for the direct journey to Linz, up to a maximum of Euro 1.000,- per artists/group will be paid. The payment will only be carried out when the appropriate receipts are presented.

The payment for the journey with a private car or van will be calculated on the basis of a kilometre allowance that results from the number of fellow passengers not from the size of the car nor the number of cars. You have to prove the journey to Linz by fuel receipts from the starting point and the journey. Receipts before a certain deadline cannot be submitted.

When travelling by train, airplane or bus, 2nd class tickets will be refunded. Tickets for flights to Europe before 14 July 2019 will not be refunded.

The reimbursement for travel expenses will be payed proportional to the days of participation (1/3 for one day, 2/3 for two days, the total calculated amount for 3 days).

The organizer allocates € 25,- per diem per person and festival day to a maximum of 10 persons. Artists keep performance revenues (busking money).

For companions who do not essentially contribute tot he performance, neither daily allowance nor accomodation or travel costs can be covered.


Costs of overnight stays at hotels including breakfast will be covered by the organizer. Participants are usually accommodated in double and three-bed rooms in hotels located at the City centre.