Fijuka are surrounded by an aura of disco, glam & 80s vibe. Lo-fi busking surely isn’t there thing, yet they still have agreed to play a stripped-down outdoor session for us. The setting might be casual, but their appearance is still striking. Big hair, red lips and matching trenchcoats, that’s how the girl-duo enters the scene. Backed by Ivo on drums and Patrick on guitar the Vienna-based band goes for an inspired take of “No-one gets anything from me (for free) Pt.II” with tourists roaming around in the background. It’s not just the howling wind that gives us the chills. Ankathie’s powerful voice and Judith’s captivating bass also play a big part in it.
Belvedere is a baroque ensemble of two castles and a large park located between Vienna’s city center and the main train station. It was constructed around 1720 by architect Johann Lucas von Hildebrandt for Prince Eugene of Savoy, who used it as his summer residence. In recent history most Austrians connect Belvedere with the signing of the Austrian State Treaty of 1955, that re-established Austria as an independent and sovereign state after World War II. Thousands of people cheered and celebrated in the Belvedere park when the heads of state came out of Upper Belvedere castle and announced the signing. Today Schloss Belvedere houses a renowned arts museum and owns the largest collection of Gustav Klimt paintings in the world.