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Music and Culture Festival Draws 30,000 Guests to the Vienna Danube Canal

Published: April 29, 2016; 13:00 · (Vindobona)

The three-day music and culture festival will draw about 30,000 guests to the Danube Canal in Vienna again for the tenth time, from 27 to 29 May 2016. The watercourse running through the city center, which is normally a popular local recreation area, becomes the stage for numerous live concerts by mostly Austrian Indie bands on this weekend.

10th Donaukanaltreiben 2016 / Picture: ©

There is a brilliantly colorful program from the Spittelau to Franzensbrücke, with free admission to 17 venues, including the Summer Stage, Strandbar Herrmann, the Schützenhaus and the Badeschiff.

The DJ sets, dance workshops, fashion shows, sports and numerous culinary specialties at the Donaukanaltreiben will evoke a vacation feeling - as, of course, will any number of live concerts by high-caliber, predominantly Austrian bands.

Top acts for the anniversary

Ten years of the Donaukanaltreiben - that’s something to celebrate. The line-up includes the extraordinary live band Kreisky, which gave its first concert ten years ago at the rhiz in Vienna and continues to enjoy great success. Also well-known in these parts is  Der Nino aus Wien with his simultaneously quiet, penetrating and virtuoso style.

The four members of Einhorn from Burgenland combine Funk, HipHop, Indie and Electronic into a sound that’s a lot of fun. Destroyed but Not Defeated from Vienna supply peacefully coexisting opposites such as Indie Rock and Rhythmic Gymnastics.

The music of the Austrian Electro-Pop band Julian & der Fux is a mixture of stylish pop and energetic club music. Avec, a young singer-songwriter, evokes emotions and images with her delicate guitar sound, which work like a balm on the soul.

The three lads of Trümmer are guests from Hamburg. Their musical point of departure is rousing Rock’n’Roll. The German musician and author Thees Uhlmann reads from his debut novel "Sophia, der Tod und ich" (Sophia, death and me), a fast-paced, comical roadtrip.

The yellow Wiener Bootstaxi will transport visitors across the water to the individual locations for free. Late in the evening, there are indoor after-show parties at selected venues such as the Loft, designed by Jean Nouvel and situated on the 18th floor of the Sofitel with a fantastic all-round view.

10th Donaukanaltreiben

27-29 May 2016
Danube Canal Promenade from the Spittelau to the Franzensbrücke, 1010 Vienna
Free admission

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