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World Bodypainting Festival 2017

Starts: 28th Jul 2017

Since 1998 the most colourful event in the world takes place in Carinthia, the wonderful south of Austria. The festival has a very long tradition and founded the modern bodypainting art movement.


Start Date

28th Jul 2017

End Date

30th Jul 2017


Bodypaint City, Theaterplatz 1, 9020 Klagenfurt, AUSTRIA




Artists from more than 50 different nations will do their best to stun and entertain visitors at the 20th anniversary of the World Bodypainting Festival, the world championships for Bodypainters. High quality Art creates a special experience for all visitors of the Open Air art park "Bodypaint City" combined with music and shows.
The venue is situated in the inner city of the state capital Klagenfurt and framed picturesquely by the historical buildings of the theatre, the art house and the city gallery. Additionally this charming place offers a varied range of bars, cafés and restaurants, ideal possibilities for the WB Academy program and the side events.
On the main days of the festival (Friday 28th - Sunday 30th July) the "Bodypaint City" turns into a unique and vivid Open Air art park. Daily from 11:00 am the visitors can look over the artists shoulders and until late at night uncountable art, music and show highlights take place.

The World Bodypainting Festival defines itself as a full-time Open Air art park with attractions for the young and the old, therefore also the musical entertainment is an essential part. Different stages and areas of action with national, as well as international bands, street musicians and DJs are part of "Bodypaint.City".
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