World Bodypainting Festival #22 – Celebrating Visual Culture & Music

From the 7th to the 13th July 2019 (Main Days: 11th - 13th) the city centre of Klagenfurt becomes a living place of art in combination with the world’s best body painters and a big stage to perform.

During the past 22 years, the visual culture event has been attracting not only artist teams from more than 50 nations but also numerous visitors that gathered to celebrate the art of bodypainting.

The Goethpark between the theatre and the arts house provides the stage for performances of multiple colourful models, shows and installations. During all main days, International DJ’s and TOP musicians guarantee the audience high-quality sound and a smooth vibe. The street food market is ready to serve any gourmet with regional and international specialties. In addition, a wide range of bodypainting and make-up brands, as well as accessories, trendy fashion and lifestyle products at the fair zones may satisfy every visitor in Bodypaint City. 

WB Academy 7th - 10th July 2019

It is the world’s most comprehensive, educational and training program for bodypainting, special effects and airbrush as well as make-up and photography. It takes place during the pre week leading up to the World Bodypainting Festival main days (50+ workshops with 40+ world’s best instructor).

Side Events 7th - 10th July 2019

- Body Circus, the surreal ball
- Social Evenings & Jams
- Exhibitions in Galleries & Museums
- WBF Shopping Day
- Meet & Greet the Artists
- After Show Parties

MAIN DAYS 11th - 13th July 2019

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Over 300 artist teams from more than 50 countries, present their works for all the spectators and judges. After a week of new experiences and impressions, all 12 categories including amateur and make-up competitions are awarded during the main days. The legendary World Awards winners’ ceremony on the final day concludes 3-day program full of spectacular art, amusement and shows. Each year the World Bodypainting Festival gives an opportunity to thousands of visitors to enjoy Carinthia and stroll through the colourful paths of Bodypaint City. In addition to the world championship of bodypainting, the WBF is also the largest music festival in the south of Austria. Furthermore, spectators may admire national and international TOP musicians and DJ's on the main and side stages. The extensive program in Bodypaint City is accompanied (goes along) with the fair where everyone can test and buy bodypainting colours, make-up and accessories. After so many fascinating experiences, the visitor may enjoy the scents of Indian & Asian specialties, Regional Culinary delights and Fun Foods.



Further information and the entire music line up is available on the website:

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