Who can answer my questions about Supergau?

If something is not answered in our information, please contact office@supergau.org.

Or just call us: +43 660 22 58 449.

What is Supergau for contemporary arts & what is the idea behind it?

Supergau is an imaginary landscape, a cultural primordial landscape! Supergau is temporarily limited and, during the festival, lays itself like a second layer over the existing topography of Salzburg’s districts (linguistically and historically preloaded called Gaue). Supergau is liberated from the supposed dominance of the city with its programmed cultural spaces, liberated from municipal museums, theatres, cabarets that have to be filled with target audiences. Freed from the concept of public space, because Supergau only knows landscape. Supergau is surface and depth at the same time. Supergau has forest and meadow landscape, mountain landscape, house landscape, asphalt and concrete landscape. All these landscape forms and more can become a stage in Supergau, an artistic field of action. Supergau is a festival that takes place every biennium exclusively in outdoor spaces. Supergau 2021 celebrated its premiere in Flachgau.


Who is behind the festival?

Supergau is based on the initiative of the province of Salzburg and implements a central measure within the framework of the cultural development plan KEP Land Salzburg. The province of Salzburg is thus expressly committed to promoting contemporary art production, with which new things are conceived, developed, realised and shown.

Supergau was conceived by Theo Deutinger and Tina Heine. In 2022+2023, Tina Heine will be the artistic director.


How much does admission cost and where can I get tickets for the festival?

The festival is free to attend, and there are no tickets either. You can just drive off and let yourself drift freely. There may be individual projects for which you have to register or pay a small fee.


Where can I have a drink & meet people in the evening?

Our Superbar tours through the Lungau and stops at various places. In addition, there are certain places where so-called “campfires” take place almost every evening: Without fire but with good people and good conversations. Look for the campfire logo on the folding map and for the word “campfire” on the website (e.g. at Camping Campus). There are also events like the apero with Sundial or the Late Night Treff with Luca (Ursa Major) as well as other evening events. Just browse through our program


Who can visit the festival (accessibility)?

Where and how to get to the event without stumbling with wheeled vehicles? What if I can hear better
than I can see? Unfortunately, not all of the projects are enjoyable for everyone. In order to make Supergau as plannable as possible, a list of projects with limited accessibility will soon be available here.


How do I get to the Lungau & back?…

..and is there a possibility to make accompanied tours? Who pays for the bus? On this page you will find information about our ride-sharing campaign supermobil, our Supertours on foot, by bike or our e-bus as well as the bus ticket that can be used during the festival.


How do I get to the projects and events?

A limited contingent of free public transport tickets is available for travel from Salzburg city to the Lungau region during the festival on the Supergau website. The corresponding stops and bus lines that are located at the projects are indicated on the respective project pages. Those who prefer to come by car will also find details of parking spaces just there. In addition, all locations are provided with a map link.


What if it rains?

We recommend rubber boots, rain jackets and weatherproof clothing. If none of this helps and a project cannot be visited or an event falls through, it will be announced at short notice on the website and Instagram.

Where does the name come from?

Gau is an ambiguous term for landscape, region or administrative unit. It probably comes from the Old High German word gouwe, gouwi – the word is related to Aue, a richly watered, fertile landscape. The Gau term, which has had a negative connotation since World War II, is nevertheless attached to these districts (Lungau, Pinzgau Flachgau, Tennengau and Pongau) and is being reloaded with the art project because they are simply super landscapes for the arts. The Supergau as a landscape has absolutely nothing to do with the SuperGAU (Greatest Assumable Accident) – and is not written that way.


How often does  Supergau take place and where and when will it take place next?

Yes! Every 2 years a different location in the province of Salzburg will be played. The next Supergau will take place in Lungau at the end of May 2023.


Where can I find information on Supergau 2023 and insights into the projects?

All information on the respective projects can be found here. If you want to browse further and travel to Supergau 2023, you can hear, see and read impressions and insights in the magazine


Where can I find press reviews and press material?

All this can be found behind the press button. Further exciting insights and perspectives can be found in our magazine.


Where can I find information on Supergau 2021 and documentation as well as insights into the projects?

All information on the respective projects can be found here. If you want to browse further and immerse yourself in Supergau 2021, you can hear, see and read impressions and insights in the magazine (unfortunately only in german at this point).


How and where can I apply as an artist for Supergau?

The application for this year’s festival in Lungau is closed.