The longest Danube Island Festival of all times will run from July 1 to September 20. The #dif20 tour bus stops in all of Vienna's 23 districts on its 80-day summer tour – with 100 acts by Austrian artists. For the grand finale, there will be three shows on the Danube Island festival stage.
Coronavirus has turned everything on its head in 2020, but joy of joys: the 37th Danube Island Festival is set to go! Totally differently, of course, but really chilled. While Europe's biggest open-air party has previously turned Danube Island into a packed party zone for three days, the 2020 event will extend over a generous 80 days and to all Vienna. Hence this year's slogan: Ganz Wien (All Vienna). This year, the stages belong to 100 percent Austrian artists.
The #dif20 tour bus brings three unannounced 25-minute pop-up acts (thus an incredible total of 240) to Vienna's neighborhoods from July 1 to September 18. The locations will be streets, squares, parks as well as establishments of the Danube Island Festival's partners. It's good that the party can also be held there again. The music will mostly be played from the cabrio double-decker bus, and Vienna's popular cabaret and readings are also on the program. The artists will be announced over the course of the summer. However, which act will take place and when will remain a surprise until the last moment.
In parallel with the bus, a #dif20 tour bike for children will make its way through the districts. In parks and at swimming pools, it will offer the little Danube Island Festival fans a range of shows and interactive stations with circus, crafting, and acrobatics.
To round everything off, three big #dif20 shows will be held on Danube Island on September 19 and 20. Up to 1,250 visitors will be there "live" each day in front of the tried-and-tested festival stage (from today's perspective: June). Limited admission tickets will be drawn over the summer.
37th Danube Island Festival, July 1 – September 20, 2020
Information and program: www.donauinselfest.at