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Europe's Biggest Free Open-Air Festival: The Danube Island Festival 2016

Published: June 16, 2016; 16:00 · (Vindobona)

From 24 to 26 June, Vienna's Danube Island becomes a mega-party site for around three million visitors. About 1,500 artists offer a continuous program on around a dozen stages at the Danube Island Festival. There's entertainment on various themed islands to suit every age and taste, while numerous catering stands keep everyone well fed and watered.

Danube Island Festival / Picture: © Donauinselfest / Alex Müller

Samy Deluxe, Russkaja, Seiler und Speer, Camo & Krooked: these are just some of the stars that will set the mood at Europe's biggest free open-air festival on the last weekend in June. Concerts of all genres will be performed on several stages in parallel. There's also a cabaret, sport and children's program.

Rock, Rap, Electronic and more

Amongst the leading acts of the 33rd Danube Island Festival are the Austrian stars Russkaja, who mix Ska, Rock and Polka beats into their music, and the overnight Austropop duo success Seiler und Speer.

The German Electropunk band Frittenbude is also there as are the Austrian Drum'n'Bass-Electronic greats Camo & Krooked. The Hamburg rapper Samy Deluxe has already sold over a million tracks. DJ Flip Capella from Austria and the Italian DJ duo Vinai provide cool sounds. The line-up is being constantly added to.

There's a wide range of music on offer to ensure that fans of hits and oldies get their money's worth with, for example, Andy Borg and Reinhold Bilgeri. Cabaret star Thomas Maurer gets your laughter muscles aching. Erwin Steinhauer & Klezmer Reloaded Extended and Herbert Pixner also set the mood in the Ö1 Culture Tent.

Sport, Action, Fun

The Sport island provides the opportunity to go climbing, whether on the climbing wall or in the high-rope garden, trying out the slackline or jumping onto an air cushion from a height of ten meters.

The Action & Fun island is a playground for strong guys and daring chicks - including a bike show and the Strongman Arena, where participants can test their mettle in car tire lifting and a sandbag race and where the professionals take a chance at a world record attempt every day.

33rd Danube Island Festival
24-26 June 2016
Admission is free!
Information and program:

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