The Life Ball is one of the biggest AIDS charity events in the world. The party on 10 June in and in front of Vienna City Hall promises to be flashy, colorful and loud, in order to generate donations for AIDS relief projects and to promote public awareness of HIV and AIDS. This year's slogan of the Life Ball is "Recognize the Danger”, because more than 50 percent of all new infections are passed on by people who don't know they are carrying the virus. The period at the end of the 1920s and the beginning of the 1930s, when the impending calamity of history was already raising its ugly head, serves as they stylistic model.
Opening show on City Hall Square
The opulent opening show on City Hall Square with numerous performances by international stars carries onlookers away to the spirit of the early 1930s with cabaret, revue and variety, and aims to convey the core message of the Life Ball in artistic form. Stars such as the British singer Joss Stone and top model Naomi Campbell will attend this year's ball again without compensation. Those who don't have a ticket to the Life Ball but would like to experience the opening show live on City Hall Square can register for a standing ticket online at www.wien-ticket.at free of charge. Registration is also possible at the event, but you may have to wait and the number of tickets available is limited.
In parallel with the show at City Hall, the Life Ball Party will be celebrated in the Volksgarten Disco on 10 June, where the official after hour will also be held. New this year is the Life Ball Next Generation on the following day. This event is aimed specifically at 16 to 18 year-olds.
Life+ Celebration Concert
The Life+ Celebration Concert for the benefit of HIV/AIDS relief projects will be held in the Burgtheater on 6 June. The South Korean soprano and Grammy award winner Sumi Jo, the world’s best bass voice René Pape, the most important Wagner singer of our time Linda Watson, the baritone and public darling Bo Skovhus as well as chamber singer Angela Denoke and many more will raise their voices against AIDS at the Life+ Celebration Concert. Literary treats between the musical offerings are promised by theatrical greats such as Sunnyi Melles, Maria Happel, Karl Markovics and host Chris Lohner.
10 June 2017
Red Carpet from 7.30 pm, food from 6.00 pm
Opening show on City Hall Square at 10.00 pm
Inspiration for extraordinary outfits: www.lifebible.org
Standing tickets for the opening show: www.wien-ticket.at
Life+ Celebration Concert