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Wiener WIESN 2019

Music. Life. Tradition.

From September 26th to October 13th, 2019, Dirndl, Lederhose & Co. are back in high season – at Wiener WIESN, THE Oktoberfest and celebration of tradition in Austria, traditional clothing is welcome. For the ninth time, the festival will take place on the Kaiserwiese in the Vienna Prater. Enjoy the great atmosphere and experience the good times over 18 days in three festival tents, five rustic wooden chalets, culinary specialties, traditional live acts and new highlights. What more could you ask for?

An Autumn Tradition in Vienna

Once again this year, there will be 18 days of celebration and music when the Wiener WIESN opens its tents on the Kaiserwiese in Prater. Many of the successful events from 2018 will be returning again this year. Exclusively at the Wiener WIESN, visitors and guests will be able to enjoy the WIESN beer 2019, sustainably brewed in the traditional brewery Göss. The new Gösser wheat beer from the Brau Union will also be tasted for the first time this year at the WIESN. Over 700 hours of live programs, concerts, tradition and customs will be offered. Once again, a wide variety of programs will be offered daily in the three festival tents, the Gösser Tent, Wiesbauer Tent and Wojnars Kaiserzelt Tent, starting at 11:30 a.m. In addition, the five authentic rustic wooden chalets are an enticing location to enjoy an afternoon of live music in a beer garden and later in the evening to join the lively après-ski events. On the BILLA Festival Stage, you can experience Austrian customs from every province with live shows daily and free entrance.

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Live Performances in the Festival Tents

The WIESN party will celebrate a premier this year in the Gösser tent: On October 2nd and 9th, DJ Maxx & Junior, Markus Becker, Timp Toupet, Almklausi and Lorenz Büffel will ensure a true Mallorca party feeling for the first time at the Wiener-WIESN. The successful “Rock-the-WIESN” and “Kabarett-WIESN” evenings, which were held for the first time last year, will take place again this year due to their immense popularity. Also the “Super-WEDNESDAY” will once again lure guests to the festival tents with great stars. There will also be two Senior Citizen Days for the older generation to enjoy traditional music in the festival tents. And fans of Austrian and German pop and folk music will be able to get their fill with a total of six concerts at the “Schlagernachmittag” in the Wiesbauer tent.

WIESN Time, Dirndl Time

In 2019, the Salzburg traditional clothing brand Gössl Wien is the official clothing partner and will outfit the Wiesn manager and traditional clothing ambassador, Simone Kraft, with trendy dirndln and traditional, two-piece combinations that are perfect for business. “The Dirndl and the Lederhosn belong to the Wiener WIESN as much as the beer,” says Simone Kraft. Anyone looking for the finishing touches to their traditional look can visit the BIPA Styling Hüttn in the WIESN Village to get their make-up and hair done just right.

Tickets On Sale Now

Tickets for the evening events can already be purchased and tables can already be reserved in the festival tents. As always, it is free admission for the daily program, starting daily at 11:30 a.m. The redesigned website is not only ready for you to purchase your tickets, it also offers a new program overview and a new event search.

Highlights and Dates 2019

Province Days:  On the Province Days you can get to know regional traditions, local delicacies, music and customs of the 9 Austrian provinces. With a diverse program on the BILLA Festival Stage, in the MERKUR WIESN Village and in the tents, you will find the most beautiful regions of Austria.

Senior Citizens Day: Thursday, October 3rd and Wednesday, October 9th, 2019, from 11:30 a.m., at the BILLA Festival Stage, in the MERKUR WIESN Village and in the tents.

Schlagernachmittage:  Six times on different days of the week on September 26th, and October 2nd, 3rd, 8th, 9th, and 10th, in the Wiesbauer tent.

Rosa Wiener WIESN: On Friday, September 26th, 2019, Wojnar’s Kaiserzelt is all about the LGBT scene.

Rock-die-WIESN:  Monday, September 30th, 2019 at Wojnars Kaiserzelt.

Kabarett-WIESN:  Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 at Wojnars Kaiserzelt.

Big Bottle Party: Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 at WienWein Winzerstadl.

I-am-Student-PARTY: Tuesday, October 8th, 2019, in the PENNY Ich-bin-Österreich-Alm.

Details about the Wiener WIESN Festival 2019
September 26th to October 13th, 2019,

Monday to Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 01:00 a.m., Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
on the Kaiserwiese in the green Vienna Prater, 1020 Vienna

Daily program with free admission.
For the evening programs from Wednesday to Saturday or for theme events in the three festival tents, concert tickets are available.

Program: www.wienerwiesnfest.at
Booking / Ticket Reservation: Online for the respective event at www.wienerwiesnfest.at  or directly in the Wiener WIESN office (Schwindgasse 7/7, 1040 Vienna, +43 1/503 08 77 – 12).

TIP: If you are planning an extended stay in Vienna to visit the Wiener Wiesn Festival, book a room at the centrally located Schick Hotels Wien and discover and experience everything Vienna has to offer.



Data and image sources: © Wiesn Veranstaltungs- und Kultur GmbH, Himmelhoch PR, https://www.wienerwiesnfest.at/en/

Head image:
Wiener WIESN-Festival © Harald Klemm


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