This is an unconventional first. The young musician from Carinthia plays his first proper show at the last night of Popfest Wien in the grand Karlskirche. At the time of the recording the singer-songwriter is only 15 years old and performs the beautifully yearning and melancholic song "Stargazing". It seems that Oskar Haag is a star rising out of nowhere. Yet his father, Oliver Welter, and his band Naked Lunch have been quite popular, too. Meanwhile Oskar Haag takes his time to finish school. His debut album "Teenage Lullabies" will be released in 2023.
Karlsplatz is a centrally located square, situated between the inner city and the fourth district. In the late 19th century the square was erected on the former riverbed of Wienfluss, which was regulated and canopied. Karlsplatz lies at the foot of the massive and splendid Karlskirche, Vienna’s largest baroque church. Moreover Art-Nouveau-style Otto Wagner Pavillon with Club U, historic Wien Museum, project space, Künstlerhaus, brut and the Technical University are situated on or in the vicinity of the square. The square and its environment have experienced various transfigurations. It has changed from a notorious place for drug dealing to a popular hang out spot. In summer Popfest Wien brings live shows to Karlsplatz, while in winter the square is converted into a big Christmas market.