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Tent atmosphere at the Wiener Wiesn-Fest
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Wiener Wiesn-Fest

The eight Wiener Wiesn-Fest, with the famous Giant Ferris Wheel as its backdrop, is set to take place in the autumn of 2018. The festival offers great entertainment in traditional Viennese style. Visitors can choose from three festival tents with a varied program of music. There are concerts by the hit stars Andy Borg, Udo Wenders, Petra Frey, Ross Antony, Francine Jordi and numerous folk music groups, including Die Lauser and the Jungen Zillertaler. Young and old can look forward to a program packed with 700 hours of live music. Young and old can look forward to a program packed with 700 hours of live music. Local beer and food ranging from Wiener Schnitzel to Brettljause (cold cuts served on a wooden plate) provide the right accompaniment to the musical enjoyment.

Provincial Cavalcade

Over the course of nine days, each of Austria's provinces will present its own unique customs, cuisine and music. The Wiener Wiesn-Fest kicks things off daily at 11.30 am with a traditional pre-lunch tipple. Brass bands will perform alongside groups demonstrating the customs of each of their native regions. Admission to the Festival tents is free daily until 6.00 pm. Hit music is on the program on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.

Party in the evening

The Wiesn-Fest Party gets underway at 6.30 pm in the festival tents with lots of live music. Tickets are required for concerts on Wednesday through Saturday. Live acts such as The Grandmas, the Dirndl Rocker, Powerkryner and Nordwand provide the entertainment. The concert tickets cost from €39 per person when booking a whole table. Tickets can be purchased in advance.

New this year are the cabaret evenings on October 8 and 9. For the first time, the Wiener Wiesn-Fest also gets rockin' - at "Rock die Wiesn" on October 2 in Wojnar's Emperor Marquee, which will also host the Pink Wiener Wiesn-Fest for the LGBT community on October 5.

Along with the three festival tents, there'll also be five Alpine chalets as well as free entertainment for all until 12.00 midnight on the festival stage in the open-air Wiesendorf.

Wiener Wiesn-Fest

September 27 to October 14, 2018
Mo-Sa 11.30 am - 12.00 midnight, Su 11.30 am - 8.00 pm
Detailed music program:



Prater/Riesenrad, 1020 Wien
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