Danube Island Festival
Around three million visitors celebrates at Europeâ€™s largest free party, June 24-26 on the Danube Island. Two thousand musicians play live on several stages: pop, rock, evergreens, latin, soul, jazz, blues, hip hop, electronic, hard rock – diversity knows no limits on the 18 themed islands.
The enormous open-air spectacle awaits this year again with internationally successful musicians playing in front of the fabulous backdrop of the Danube.Italian Umberto Tozzi, known for “Ti Amo” and “Gloria” and successful with 32 million albums sold, is in the starting line-up. There’s also Russkaja, the post-modern version of Russian folklore and the dread of all the Russian folklore clubs.
You can also look forward to seeing the British band Chikiniki, whose style is described as electronic pop with influences from glam, psychedelic and progressive rock. Tania Saedi, also known as Sister Saedi, is a Viennese with Persian roots. She’s bringing along her own first album, “Exhale”.
Normally they only mix in clubs and discos, but on this special weekend the “Island” has the honor of welcoming Sebastien B. Benett, DJ Olivarez and DJ Observer.
For island fans with truly different musical taste: evergreen superstar Andy Borg and newcomer Andreas Gabalier, or Markus Wolfart, who started his own solo career after “Klostertalern”.
Furthermore, along the 4.5 km-long party mile there are over 250 catering stands offering a wide range of culinary delights and accompanying drinks – from juicy steaks and crispy grilled chicken to freshly drawn beer and cool cocktails. By the way, the mega-party is also known as the most peaceful festival in Europe. Nothing stands in the way of relaxed partying …