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Once again this year, in the 30th anniversary edition, the giant open-air spectacle serves up internationally successful musicians in front of Vienna's wonderful backdrop of the Danube:
One of the true greats is the Italian Zucchero, whose real name is Adelmo Fornaciari. Only a few of his Italian musical colleagues have managed to achieve such great success beyond their country's borders.
Fans of electronic music can look forward to the performance by Otto Knows. The Swedish DJ and producer made it to the top of the international charts with his world hit "Million Voices". And many other top acts will be there too, like Amy Macdonald, Rea Garvey and Johnny Logan.
The performances by home-grown Austrian players are awaited with excitement: Wolfgang Ambros and Rainhard Fendrich have co-written the history of the Danube Island Festival to a large degree - now they're back again. Wilfried, also a veteran of the Austrian scene and present on stage at the first Danube Island Festival in 1984, will also deliver a duet with Austropop pioneer Marianne Mendt.
Listed in the top rankings for the past 30 years is the Nockalm Quintett, which invites you to a party of hits at the Danube Island Festival. Fans with a very different musical taste may instead be cast under the spell of Texta, the HipHop legend from Linz. And cabaret fans have the chance to get to know Alfred Dorfer's new program, the fictional biography "bisjetzt".
In addition there is an action-and-fun island, where both watching and joining in provide a shot of adrenalin. Highlights are a giant bike course and a dizzying high-wire climbing garden.
On the 4.5 km-long party strip, a wide range of culinary delights and accompanying drinks will be offered at the more than 250 catering stands - from juicy steaks and crispy grilled chicken to freshly drawn beer and cool cocktails. The mega fete is also considered the most peaceful festival in Europe. As a symbol of togetherness, 100,000 festival friendship bracelets will be given out. Nothing stands in the way of relaxed partying...
21-23 June 2013
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