SBÄM Fest Announces Next Wave Of Bands For 2023

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After a highlight of the year, the 2022 SBÄM Fest 4 at the Tabakfabrik in Linz, Stefan Beham and his team are moving on to the next round: on June 3rd and 4th 2023, Austria’s biggest scene festival will once again see national and international punk rock acts rocking out in Linz at SBÄM Fest 5. This time, however, the festival will take place in nature: The Pichlinger See nature recreation area south of Linz will become the self-proclaimed “Punk Rock Paradise”. The Californian punk legend Rancid are headlining, who will play in Linz for the first time, and will be an absolute highlight of the festival. The team is also especially looking forward to the new confirmations Frank Turner And The Sleeping Souls, the British singer/songwriter with his punk rock roots is an indispensable part of the festival landscape and yet only recently had to cancel dates in Austria. Also confirmed are Hot Water Music, who have just played a successful tour in Europe with their new album, as well as the American political-punk greats Anti-Flag.


Austrian fans have been waiting for a certain name for a long time and indeed Turbobier featuring scene great and professional joker Marco Pogo will perform. Two big American additions to the lineup of the now legendary festival are The Menzingers as well as the legendary fun-punk band Bowling For Soup, who have only recently started performing again. Adding an extra party factor is the skate punk band Zebrahead. Not only punk rock legends and those who are yet to become so are scheduled for SBÄM Fest: As founder Stefan Beham emphasizes, musical variety is very important to him. Therefore, as a special surprise, the American rapper Mod Sun will perform! Even more diversity at the festival will be provided by two promising newcomer bands from the USA, among others. There’s Sincere Engineer, who actually started as the solo project of singer songwriter Deanna Belos, and from California comes Destroy Boys. Also, as always, SBÄM Records will be promoting newcomers, including Polish band CF98, Sweden’s Venerea and all-girl punk bands The Venomous Pinks and the The Von Tramps, who already made their European debut in 2022. Back again, as they were at the last edition, are the Viennese outfit The Rumperts. There are still great partner companies in discussion and more information about the new supporting program will follow!