Slowly, sometimes very, very, very slowly but steady Vienna is changing, even if some might deny it, it is happening. Until some years Karlsplatz was know to be the place to buy drugs and use them right there. It was kind of a lost place. But about ten years ago a project called “Kunstplatz Karlsplatz” was initiated to redesign the park area and promote art projects on Karlsplatz. In last years it was transformed to an area of cultural exchange and became a lovely location for festivals, concerts, exhibitions, open air cinema and lots of other events. There is always something going on Karlsplatz, even if you´re just sitting at the large pond in front of Karlskirche and watching the ducks floating by.
Today Karlsplatz became an open air concert stage again, the Popfest is held for the fifth time. There will be around 60 concerts outdoors on Karlsplatz and indoors in neighboring cultural institutions, such as the Wien Museum, Künstlerhaus and the Vienna University of Technology. See the full program at: Popfest 2014