Concordia Ball 2024: A Celebration of Freedom of the Press

More+Events ♦ Published: May 26, 2024; 17:19 ♦ (Vindobona)

On May 24, 2024, Vienna City Hall was transformed into the venue for the 124th Concordia Ball, at which the media industry, artists, and cultural figures as well as an international ball audience set an impressive example for freedom of the press. This year, the traditional ball, organized by the Concordia Press Club, was all about free journalism and diversity of opinion.

Vienna City Hall hosted the Concordia Press Club's traditional summer ball on May 24, 2024, attracting media, arts, culture, and cosmopolitan audiences from over 50 countries. / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons / Thomas Ledl / CC BY-SA (

The opening ceremony was hosted by ORF III editor-in-chief Lou Lorenz-Dittlbacher, while dance master Chris Lachmuth from the Chris dance School was responsible for the presentation of the program and the opening by the debutantes. The traditional ball donation, this time by the renowned caricaturist Gerhard Haderer, commented on current affairs and enriched the evening with an artistic…