It's almost time to get the dirndl and lederhosen out: from September 26 to October 13, the Wiener Wiesn-Fest pitches its tents on the Kaiserwiese in the Prater again. Austrian beer, local food, stars of the folk music and hit scene as well as traditional outfits make for a great atmosphere.
The ninth Wiener Wiesn-Fest, with the famous Giant Ferris Wheel as its backdrop, is set to take place in the autumn of 2019. The festival offers great entertainment in traditional Viennese style. Three festival tents offer a different program of music. Visitors young and old can look forward to 700 hours of live music. Local beer and tasty treats ranging from Wiener Schnitzel to Brettljause (cold cuts served on a wooden plate) provide the right accompaniment to the musical enjoyment.
The Wiener Wiesn-Fest kicks things off daily at 11.30 am with a traditional pre-lunch tipple. On individual days, Austria's provinces will present their own customs, cuisine and music. Brass bands will perform alongside groups demonstrating the customs of each of the regions. In the afternoons, there are free concerts by the hit stars Andy Borg, Udo Wenders, Roberto Blanco, Stefan Mross, Nino de Angelo, Jazz Gitti, Marc Pircher and numerous folk music bands, including Die wilden Kaiser, Die Edlseer and Die Jungen Zillertaler. Admission to the festival tents is free daily until 6.00 pm.
A party mood strikes up in the party tents from 6.30 pm. Live acts such as The Grandmas, Meilenstein, Die Lauser, Sumpfkröten, Dirndl Rocker, Schwoazstoaner and Nordwand provide the entertainment. Tickets are required for the concerts on Wednesday through Saturday. The concert tickets cost from €39 per person and can be purchased in advanced.
After last year's success, an evening of rock music ("Rock die Wiesn" on September 30) will be held in Wojnar's Emperor Marquee again, followed by an evening of cabaret (October 1). On September 26, the LGBT community celebrates the Pink Wiener Wiesn-Fest. At the Wiesn-Fete in the Gösser Marquee on October 2 and 9, DJ Maxx & Junior, Markus Becker, Timp Toupet or Almklausi and Lorenz Büffel will provide the party feeling.
Along with the three festival tents, there'll also be five Alpine chalets as well as free entertainment for all until 12.00 midnight on the festival stage in the open-air Wiesendorf.
Wiener Wiesn-Fest, September 26 - October 13, 2019
Mo-Sa 11.30 am - 12.00 midnight, Su 11.30 am - 8.00 pm
Detailed music program & tickets: www.wienerwiesnfest.at