The Euro Fan Cafe programme now been released and organisers have outdone themselves with a stellar line-up. The Cafe will feature performances from Eurovision winners, legends and fan favourites, including Niamh Kavanagh, Hera Björk and Anne-Marie David. And that’s just the start.
Previous winners Jacqueline Boyer and Getty Kaspers will also join the line-up, along with other legendary competitors – Jan Johansen, Darja Svajger, Thomas Forstner, Lou and Katerina Hasprova. They’ll be joined by Austrian Eurovision stars Nadine Beiler, Tony Wegas, Anita, Bettina Soriat, Robinson, Gary Lux and Stella Jones.
The Cafe events are based around themed nights. These include the 20th anniversary celebrations for OGAE Austria and the OGAE International party. And, of course, for those not lucky enough to have tickets to Eurovision itself, the Cafe will screen both semi-finals and the final.
Old and new traditions
Debuting in Vienna is the cover song contest A Song for Vienna, which is hoped will start a new tradition for future Euro Fan Cafes. Each OGAE club is invited to nominate a member to represent their country in the competition, with the winner decided by the Cafe audience.
And of course there are the usual performances and interviews with this year’s Eurovision stars, who’ll be stopping by as their busy schedules permit. The first to be announced is Eduard Romanyuta, who will bring his pop styles to the Cafe on the Monday.
The Euro Fan Cafe is located at EMS Lounge, 1030 Wien, Dietrichgasse 2. A weekly pass to the Euro Fan Cafe will cost €39, or €29 for OGAE members. A nightly pass will cost €13. For more information, see the official website.
Euro Fan Cafe Vienna 2015 – Programme
Sunday 17 May – 20 years OGAE Austria
With Niamh Kavanagh, Thomas Forstner, Gary Lux, Stella Jones, Bettina Soriat & gudrun, Anita, Matt Morgan
Tribute to Udo Jürgens, DJ Al Bel (Austria/Israel)
Monday 18 May, from 6pm – Great Voices
With Niamh Kavanagh, Tony Wegas, Jan Johansen, Robinson, Nadine Beiler
DJ Schlagerprofilerna (Sweden)
Tuesday 19 May, from 6pm – Public viewing – semifinal 1
Live on stage: Anne Marie David, Jan Johansen, Lou
DJ Monsuun (Norway)
Wednesday 20 May, from 6pm – OGAE International Party
Live on stage: Jacqueline Boyer, Anne Marie David, Katerina Hasprova
DJ Schlagerqueen (Norway)
Thursday 21 May, from 6pm – Public viewing – semifinal 2
Live on stage: Jacqueline Boyer, Darja Svajger, Lou
DJ Werneri (Finland)
Friday 22 May, from 6pm – Cover contest “A song for Vienna”
Live on stage: Getty Kaspers, Darja Svajger, Hera Björk
DJ Ohrmeister (Germany)
Saturday 23 May, from 6pm – Public Viewing – Final
DJ FirstRANK (Netherlands)
Concerts and interviews with recent participants