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Music festivals from Jazz to Rock

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The Danube Island Festival is the granddaddy of them all: on the last weekend of June international stars and local heroes create a party atmosphere to tell the grandkids about, at Europe’s largest free open-air music festival. Artists perform music from every genre under the sun on around a dozen stages to three million visitors.

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The Film Festival is one of the city’s most popular summer attractions. Attracting round 850,000 people each July and August, this annual event on Rathausplatz is a magnet for late-night crowds looking to get away from it all with a culinary and cinematic flight of fancy. Fine food and free music films covering everything from opera to pop set the scene for a perfect summer’s night – daily and admission is completely free of charge!

Festivals for your kind of music

In addition to these two fan favorites, the city also offers an impressive range of genre-specific events for music lovers to enjoy. A selection of festivals for anyone looking to find out more about the sounds of contemporary Vienna:

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