Neo-Austropop with casual charm

GRANADA

AUSTRIA
Program

More than A-OK

The neo-Austropop band GRANADA offer subtle dialect lyrics combined with Mediterranean lightness and an honest charm that is impossible to resist. And why should you? The energetic quintet from Graz manages to combine the snotty attitude of the Viennese song with musical influences from Styria and beats from the Balkans, all while wrapping their audience around their little finger with a wink and a swing.

This is more than just “Eh OK”, to quote one of Granada’s many hits. Anyone who has ever seen the fantastic five live will be captivated by this explosive ensemble. If you’ve never experienced the creators of hits like “Ottakring”, “Palmen am Balkon” and “Liebe Grüße aus Graz” in person, you should definitely make up for it by heading to the Tanzcafé festival stage in Lech, where Granada will be playing with gusto.

It’s also quite possible that one or two brand new songs will make their debut there. After all, “1’30” is the new – and now fourth – studio album by these laid-back charmers, with which they will be hitting the clubs from the autumn. By the way, “1’30” is how long a moment lasts. May there be a flood of unforgettable live moments in Lech.

Support Act: Arai

From a purely visual point of view, ARAI could be mistaken for a quirky “Saltburn” character who likes glittery jackets and would not look out of place in a plush nightclub. All in all, the Viennese multi-instrumentalist loves eccentricity and drama – after all, it’s not for nothing that he named his debut concept album “Drama Pop”. Electronic house and hip-hop beats meet powerful choral passages and bombastic orchestral elements. Merged with synth sounds and numerous instrumental combinations, the result is a gripping sound of contrasts where anything goes. Lyrically, ARAI draws on his own emotional world and sings about lover’s grief, self-doubt and shyness. This exceptionally talented virtuoso can even transform cat allergies into a hit. Despite releasing a single of the same name, this drama king is far from being a “Little Stupid Boy”: whenever ARAI is on the label, you’re bound to encounter great entertainment and plenty of glamour. The Arlberg is sure to fall at the feet of this Viennese wonder boy.

Note

During this event, photographs will be taken. The images may be published for marketing material on the website, social media channels and print media.