Festival 2020 cancelled!

Dear friends,
with a heavy heart we want to inform you that we will cancel our 4th Rory Gallagher Tribute Festival Vienna. We are utterly sad but due to the uncertainty of the whole current situation we are feeling responsible for giving you, our friends, and of course our bands a planning security at this early stage. By now, nobody can gauge what is going to happen and the impacts on our economies will be fatal; as you all know our festival is not the biggest one in the circuit, it is big in terms of passion, heart and friendship, but to get it going we need sponsors, and as a matter of fact all our sponsoring partners will wear a dead albatross around their necks this year because of the negative effects of the coronoa crisis. In addition, the rescheduled timing of the festival in Ballyshannon might have a negative impact on international fan attendance at our festival. It is so depressing because we have had a fantastic lineup at a fantastic new venue this year - but it is just deferred until next year!
So we truly apologize for any inconveniences concerning our cancellation; for anybody who bought tickets already, the cancellation will be no problem, our ticket-provider EventJet will transfer your money back to your accounts, the've already contacted us … we know, some of our friends already booked flights … so if you have any problems with cancelling them, please come over!!! Be our guests! We might not offer you a Rory Festival this year but we can offer you our hearts, our friendship and apart from that our beautiful city with four personal guides. We are convinced that this is what Rory and his music was all about: FRIENDSHIP… hopefully we'll be seeing you soon.
Take care, stay healthy, stay at home and lots of love from Holger, Alex, Phillippe & Charly.


Date & Locations

September 11 & 12, 2020

Sargfabrik (Evening Sessions)
Goldschlagstraße 169, 1140 Vienna

Lindauerhof (Acoustic Session)
Maurer Lange Gasse 83, 1230 Vienna



Friday, September 11, 18:00 (Sargfabrik)

  • Edi Fenzl Band (AT)
  • Etched In Blue (DE)
  • Vanja Sky (HR)

Saturday, September 12, 12:30 (Lindauerhof - free entry)

  • Acoustic Session with Stephan Kutscher (Kutscher's Blues Band) & Friends at a traditional Viennese wine-bar ("Heuriger")

Saturday, September 12, 18:00 (Sargfabrik)

  • Mark Langan And The Mercenaries (IE)
  • Kugler & Waloschik (DE)
  • Kutscher's Blues Band (AT)

Photo: Frank Schemmann

Vanja Sky (HR)

It all began with the blues that was the inspiration for the musical awakening of a young confectioner from the Croatian coastal town of Umag. After having attended a concert Vanja was obsessed with finding her true destiny in blues and rock. Since then a few years have passed by and she was discovered by the German record label Ruf Records.

Vanja, since then calling herself Vanja Sky, is now matching the stars of the current classic retro rock scene. The highlights of her career so far include working together with artists like Mike Zito and Bernard Allison, both on her debut album "Bad Penny" and on the 2018 Blues Caravan Tour. Moreover, she played festivals in France, Germany and the Netherlands and was support act for UFO and Canned Heat. With her haunting own compositions Vanja Sky bridges the gap between the old guard of the blues traditionalists and the young audience.




Photo: Markus Edelmann

Kutscher's Blues Band (AT)

Kutscher’s Blues Band succeed in blending the rock-spirit of the 1960s and 1970s with sounds that Rage Against The Machine, Muse or Mando Diao are famous for. That’s why the band’s music attracts both fans of the blues-rock genre and lovers of classic-rock and pop-acts. 

Virtuosic guitar riffs go hand in hand with marvellous songwriting and gorgeous lyrics. The band manages to tear down the walls between different genres of music, typical elements of blues-rock mingle with elements of classic-and alternative-rock.




Etched In Blue (DE)

The band was formed as a tribute band in 2007, as an idea of three guys from Saarland/Germany in memory of the departed musician Rory Gallagher. Their repertoire offers, beside songs by Rory Gallagher, amongst others also songs by Jimi Hendrix, Ten Years After and Cream. 

Taking into considerations that "covering a song" does not only mean "covering a song" they put 110% of hard work and passion into their music which can be felt at any of their live gigs. 




Kugler & Waloschik (DE)

"Acoustic Guitar, Acoustic Bass & Vocals – reduced to the Maximum!"

When enjoying a concert of Kugler & Waloschik, audiences are again and again totally amazed by their abilities of getting the maximim out of the quite spartan instrumentation: fast-paced roller coaster rides on the fingerboard, pushing rhythms with percussion (and this WITHOUT any percussion!) as well as melodic and fine vocals!

The ”fingerstyle technics” are never emphasized, they are always subordinated to the most important what Kugler & Waloschik produce – their songs!




Photo: Erich Kronsteiner

Edi Fenzl Band (AT)

After fronting the Fenzl Experience Band for 20 years, Edi decided to start a new project, the Edi Fenzl Band which quickly became one of the most popular groups in the Austrian blues-rock scene, with a strong and loyal fan base. In 2014, the band was one of the finalists at the European Blues Challenge in Riga. 

The band has been on a steady rise thorough constant touring throughout Germany, Switzerland and Austria and are now hosting their own monthly events in two of the most popular live clubs in Vienna.



Testify (Live)
Back In The Saddle (Official Video)
Freewheelin (Official Video)


Mark Langan And The Mercenaries (IE)

Formed in 2019 the Band made their debut as "Mark Langan And The Mercenaries" at The Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival May 2019. Rory Gallagher's music has been an inspiration to the band members for many years and they pay tribute to the late rock and blues legend regularly covering many of Rory's classics live.

The Band headlined the annual birthday celebration in memory of the late Thin Lizzy front man Phil Lynott in Howth, Co. Dublin, during August 2019, unbeknownst to the organizers. Now, Mark Langan And The Mercenaries look forward to rocking you in Vienna!



Leave This Town (Thin Lizzy Cover)
White Room (Cream Cover)
Strangle Hold (Ted Nugent Cover)