No other music section offers such a broad and colourful spectrum as brass music.
The Woodstock of Wind Music is a four-day open-air festival that has been taking place annually since 2011 on four days of the last weekend in June in the Upper Austrian community of Ort im Innkreis. In 2011 the festival took place at the Baumkronenweg in Kopfing im Innkreis. Bands and bands play traditional as well as modern brass music. In 2015 a third stage was used for the first time. From 2016, the “Tanzl & Gstanzl Stubm” was also brought into being as the fourth stage, on which real folk music or traditional dance music in various formations is offered. Since 2017, a 250-year-old barn has served as the fifth stage, on which, in addition to theme evenings, there is also a brass god service on the last day of the festival. The festival is organised by Simon Ertl. (Wikipedia)
While the number of visitors in 2015 was still around 25,000, it doubled to around 50,000 by 2017. In addition to the stage show, numerous side events such as the Woodgames take place. In 2015 for the first time a total performance of the guests took place, in which 5,000 musicians took part, in 2017 already 10,000 persons took part.
Of course there is the traditional direction like the Bohemian – Moravian, Oberkrainer and Egerländer formations. But what one does not immediately think of is that wind instruments are also used in numerous funk, reggae, ska and jazz bands. And these genres can also be found on the 5 stages of the festival, where more than 100 ensembles perform.
Woodstock of wind music, all artists 2019 at a glance