Video 33rd Donauinselfest: Vienna – Austria - 24 th to 26th June 2016 #dif16


33rd Donauinselfest: “The best things in life are free”

24 th to 26th June 2016 - Vienna – Austria

Welcome to Europe´s biggest open-air festival with free admission!

OnTO the Island With BOB GELDOF, DINOSAUR JR. & others

Vienna, May 2016. The 33rd Donauinselfest, which takes place on the Donauinsel from 24th to 26th june 2016, stages international stars, as well as local acts: these include Madsen, Milow, Sean Paul, Zoë and Pulsinger among many others.

The legendary Bob Geldof & The Boomtown Rats, the Belgian singer-songwriter Milow, the German electro-pop band Glasperlenspiel, the Jamaican Dancehall star Sean Paul, as well as the local chart breakers Seiler & Speer, Russkaja, Zoë, PBH Club and many others will play their music on the Wien Energie/Radio Wien/HITRADIO Ö3 stage.

The U.S. indie rock band Dinosaur. Jr., the German punk musicians Madsen, the German-Austrian pop dance duo Fijuka, the German electro punk band Frittenbude, Hamburg’s rapper SAMY DELUXE + DLX BND, the local newcomers The Boys You Know plus Viech and rapper Dame among many others will get the Radio FM4/ – stage going.

The VIVA Austria Electronic Music – isle along with the spark7/ENERGY – stage will be fired up by the DJs Mashup Germany, Felice, Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman, Flip Capella and VINAI.

The local house musicians Dirty Impact, DJ Katch as well as the German DJs & producers Jewelz & Sparks will create a unique party atmosphere on the ÖBB/KRONEHIT Party – stage

Onstage, in the Ö1 Kultur – tent, the Austrian cabaret artists Alfred Dorfer, Gery Seidl, Gunkl, Erwin Steinhauer & Klezmer Reloaded Extended, Thomas Maurer and others will give their very best performance.

Next to Johnny Logan & Band from Ireland, the local musicians Poxrucker Sisters, Die Edlseer, Die jungen Zillertaler, Brunner & Stelzer, Andy Borg, Reinhold Bilgeri and others will be your guests on the Wiener Städtischen Versicherung/Wiener Bezirksblatt Schlager- & Oldies - isle along with the Flughafen Wien/Radio Niederösterreich - stage.

The singer-songwriter James Cottriall and the Austrian pop band Wiener Wahnsinn will perform on the GÖD/BAWAG PSK – stage.

Local stars, such as Pulsinger & Irl and Bauchklang Soundsystem feat. Special Guests Wiener Blond will rock the EUTOPIA DJ/VJ – stage.

Austrian bands and acts like Farewell Dear Ghost, Yasmo & die Klangkantine, Purple Souls will perform on the SJ – stage. Sunday the 26 is reserved for the „Metalheads Against Racism“ (

The audience of the Wien Energie JG – stage will be entertained by the local musicians Thomas Andreas Beck, Mel Verez & GORDOPAC, WENDJA, Jimmy and the Goofballs, STEFAN THALER, Jo Stöckholzer, LIEBICH and Die Spritbuam.

In the mix: international stars & local bands

Next to numerous international artists we have also got a high proportion of local musicians this year, who are considerably successful beyond Austria themselves.” as Thomas Waldner states, the managing director of Pro Event and project manager of the Donauinselfest. “After all, that is the reason for the ‘spark7 Rock The Island Contest presented by W24’ to take place beforehand, which gives 12 Austrian newcomers the chance to perform on one of the big stages of the Donauinselfest, along with great stars.”

Playground for wild guys and brave women – world record attempts every day

This year, the DMAX Austria Action & Fun – isle will again be THE play area for wild guys and brave women – bike show, mobile pumptrack, Eskimo/Raiffeisen bagjump and the DMAX Austria Strongman Arena included. Here, teams of visitors can compete each other daily – in the disciplines of lifting bottle crates and car tyres, sandbag and beer barrel races, flipping truck tyres, etc. Concurrently, the Strongman-athletes try to set world records every day: in car deadlifting, in which as many people as possible get into a car, which will be lifted by the strong men.

Playing, face-painting & baking for children

The Eskimo/okidoki Kinderfreunde – isle is the place-to-be for adventurous kids and their parents. Whether you choose to enjoy the bouncy castles, the merry-go-round, the trampoline, the play-bus, the HAUS DES MEERES - face-painting-tent or the ANKER – children’s bakery: There is definitely no chance of boredom. Kasperl’s and the witch’s fun adventures will be performed on the puppet stage. The children’s song writer Bernhard Fibich, the juggler Gogo, the Hasbro-gameshow with Robert Steiner the KidzQuiz and Kiddy Dance will be guests onstage.

The Schöller Familien – isle will not only be the perfect place to relax with ice-cream, coffee and pastries, but also to play and run around: our little guests will enjoy themselves enormously in the bouncy castle, on trampoline, at Bungee or taking the children’s train. The kids have the full overview – high above the festival area – on top of the Ferris wheel.

American feeling with motorbikes, burgers & gospel

Get a purely American feeling at the Wiener Städtische Versicherung Country & Western – isle with 30 hours of live music, a motorcycle parade of the American Cruisers Austria, an American food stand and an open-air gospel mass.

Island sports with cage football, beach volleyball & sailing

At the WAT/I am R.E.D. sports – isle bouldering, cheerleading, American Football, Austrian Baseball as well as the finale of Vienna’s cage football championship 2016 will take place, including Best Player Contests: there will be finals in the disciplines of streetball, streetsoccer and beach volleyball and the best players of the particular sports will be chosen.

The sailing club ASKÖ Floridsdorf organises a sailing regatta for the sailing classes pirat and contender on the Bank Austria - isle: 5 races, each 50 minutes. The first race starts on Saturday at 2 pm and the victory ceremony is on Sunday at 3 pm.

Safety first

Rescue dogs, the water rescue services and other Viennese emergency organizations will show their performances on the Wiener Städtischen Versicherung/Sicheres Wien – stage during Saturday and Sunday.

The Donauinselfest on your phone

The perfect companion for your festival weekend is the brand new #dif16 app for your phone (free for iOS and Android) with the complete programme of the 33rd Donauinselfest, maps of the island and all its stages, your personal festival calendar and many other features.

The UEFA European Football Championship

In case you don’t want to miss the latest results of the UEFA EURO 2016 – despite enjoying the great music and free time – you’ll stay up-to-date thanks to the live tickers at the Meeting Points.

Show Your Heart with the official #dif16-T-Shirt

Last year’s as well as this year’s theme of the Donauinselfest is: Show your heart! In the form of white T-Shirts which can be ordered at or can be purchased at the Donauinselfest itself at a price of 19 Euros each.

As in the previous year, 5 Euros of every sold shirt will be devoted to social purposes: this year the LernLEO project of the Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund Wien: at LernLeo children’s sustainable learning and studying will be supported – in form of free tuition. By the way, the amazing design of the Show-Your-Heart-shirts derives out of a cooperation between the LernLEO-kids with Jakob Winkler (JUWEE), who accompanied the development artistically. The fair wear certificated T-Shirt is lovingly screen-printed by hand in Austria and only will be available to be purchased at the Donauinselfest.
The Donauinselfest is Europe’s biggest open air festival for free. Within 3 days, a programme on 13 stages for 600 hours is being offered. Further information on
The complete line-up of every stage & the whole programme of each day are available on

Organiser: SPÖ Wien

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