Rock in Vienna
The tried and tested festival site of Danube Island becomes a destination for tens of thousands of rock fans. The most exciting rock acts of our time perform on several open-air stages.
Iggy Pop, Rammstein, Iron Maiden
The Friday will get loud and explosive: Rammstein get the island shaking, the Californian thrash titans Slayer set the chains rattling and Anthrax take to the stage. They are followed by the devil cellists of Apocalyptica, the German rockers Eisbrecher and metal star Peter Tägtgren with Pain.
On Saturday, the godfather of punk, Iggy Pop, is the worthy headliner. The three Scotsmen of Biffy Clyro not only guarantee sweat-inducing rock shows but are also writers of romantic songs. The alternative stars Mando Diao return in full-on rock style after a phase of experimentation. Their Swedish compatriots from Graveyard top up with a slug of psychedelic hard rock.
The metal gods Iron Maiden bring the festival to a close on the Sunday. A few others in the line-up: the legendary seven-member Finnish band Nightwish with their songs staged for the movies, the cult band Kreator, Powerwolf, voted "Best German Band" by Metalhammer, Shinedown with a new album and Ghost, the masters of darkness.
After show parties
After every festival day, Rock in Vienna festival guests find fun and action in 30 Viennese pubs and clubs, which will stage specials for festival visitors: Reduced entry or even free entry, special offers on drinks and extended happy hours await festival pass holders. There will also be DJ-sets and club shows by RIV-acts: On Friday, Skinny Lister will be playing live at U4, Gasmac Gilmore and The Vintage Caravan will be rocking Aera for festival guests and entry is free, Royal Republic will be playing at Chaya Fuera.
There will be Rock In Vienna parties over the whole weekend, from the Guertel to the city center: Party at classic locations like the B72, Chelsea, Loop, Weberknecht, Q(kju) and Loft on the Guertel, move on to Living Room, Escape, Das Bach or Arena. Charlie P's, Fledermaus and Viper Room will also offer Rock In Vienna guests smart goodies. 14 pubs in the Bermuda Dreieck await the Schwedenplatz-fans.
2nd Rock in Vienna Festival
Danube IslandDonauinsel, 1220 Wien