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     Screen of the Music Film Festival at City Hall at night
© WienTourismus / Karl Thomas

Music Film Festival at City Hall Square

The Music Film Festival at City Hall Square is one of the most enticing offers in Vienna during the summer. It thrills 900,000 visitors annually, making it the biggest culture and food festival in Europe. 5,200 seats are available.

Something to suit every taste is also offered by the 25 or so international leading gastronomers on site as well as by the music film program, which covers every genre and is shown on the 300 m² open-air screen.

Opera, Classical, Musical, Dance, Pop, Jazz

The 28th Film Festival started on June 30 with Giacomo Puccini's opera "La Bohème", conducted by Gustavo Dudamel. This is followed in the area of classical music by highlights such as Bernstein's "Young People's Concerts: Forever Beethoven" and Beethoven's "Symphony No. 9" with its famous Ode to Joy. Daniil Trifonov, the new star in the pianist firmament, plays Chopin, Glenn Gould can be heard with the legendary "Goldberg Variations". Naturally, present-day opera divas also have their evenings: Elīna Garanča (in "Carmen") and Anna Netrebko (in "Aida").

Norah Jones, Alicia Keys, Die Fantastischen Vier and Falco get the hearts of pop fans racing. The Bossa Nova is honored with "Bossa 60".

For fans of musicals, "Miss Saigon: 25th Anniversary Performance" is a must-attend event. Dance fans can experience a modern production with "Discofootball", which is intended as a small homage to the football World Cup.

Live acts and themed days

During the Vienna Jazz Festival, there are live performances by Maja Jaku, Roxy Stern and HER, each of which starts on the main stage at 6.00 pm.

  • On the Sunday, the Jazz 'Frühschoppen' combines art and food: Jazz bands play at different locations on City Hall Square (12.00 noon to 2.30 pm).
  • On the Artists' Saturdays, a live musical program and unplugged offerings can be heard in City Hall Park.
  • Every Friday, there are offers for children: From 2.00 pm, active program with games and sport, followed by the Children's Opera Festival from 5.00 pm on a special LED wall in City Hall Park (Wagner's The Ring of the Nibelung for children, Undine, Cinderella …).
  • The Thursday is after-work evening including happy hour (Aperoltime 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm, plus cool DJ sound at the "Riva Aperol" until 8.00 pm).

28th Music Film Festival 2018

June 30 to September 2, 2018
Admission is free!
Information and program: www.filmfestivalrathausplatz.at
Film starts: daily at nightfall
International cuisine: 11.00 am – 12.00 midnight

City Hall Square

Rathausplatz, 1010 Wien
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