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Impression of the Music Film Festival from above at nightfall.
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Music Film Festival at City Hall Square

Every year, the Music Film Festival on Vienna's City Hall Square thrills 900,000 visitors, making it one of the most enticing offers in Vienna during the summer. Over 5,200 seats are available with free admission. The 300 m² open-air screen and a sound system with room simulation ensure maximum acoustic quality and pure music enjoyment on the entire square. Something to suit every taste is also offered by the music film program and the 26 or so international leading gastronomers on site.

150 years of the Opera House on the Ring

The milestone anniversary being celebrated by the Vienna State Opera this year is the focal point of the Music Film Festival program. The opening weekend gets off to a sparkling start: the time-delayed live broadcast of the opera Aida on June 29 and the time-delayed live broadcast of the production Othello from the State Opera herald the opening of an incomparable festival season.

In addition to highlights from the world of classical music, such as Madame Butterfly, Carmen, Der Rosenkavalier or Das Land des Lächelns, there are also concert recordings by pop stars and music legends such as Ed Sheeran, Amy Winehouse, Nena, Eric Clapton and Sting.

“The Third Man” live

As part of the music festival on the Rathausplatz (City Hall Square), on August 31, 2019 – exactly 70 years after its worldwide premiere – “The Third Man” will be shown on the big screen in front of Vienna’s City Hall: a fabulous opportunity for avid fans of the movie, or for anyone who has not yet seen this masterpiece.

Live acts and themed days

  • On the Sundays, Jazz matinées combine 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: an active program with games and sport from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm, followed by a children's opera festival on an LED wall at City Hall Park, this year with productions such as Peter and the Wolf, Die Feen (The Fairies) and Fantasia.

29th Music Film Festival 2019

June 29 - September 1, 2019
Admission is free!
Information and program:
Film starts: daily at nightfall
International cuisine: 11.00 am - 12.00 midnight

City Hall Square

Rathausplatz, 1010 Wien
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