Danube Island Festival, also known as the Donauinselfest, is a popular open-air music festival held annually in Vienna, Austria. It takes place on the Donauinsel, an artificial island in the middle of the Danube River. The festival is considered by many as one of Europe's most significant outdoor music events and attracts a vast number of visitors each year. The event usually spans a weekend, attracting millions of visitors from around Austria and beyond.
The festival is widely known as one of the largest music festivals in Europe that is completely free of charge, contributing to its popularity, as it allows people of all ages and backgrounds to attend and enjoy the festivities.
Danube Island Festival was founded by the City of Vienna. The goal of the festival is to provide a free and inclusive cultural event for the people of Vienna and visitors from around the world.
The Danube Island, where the festival takes place, is the longest artificial island in Europe, spanning approximately 21 kilometers (13 miles) along the Danube River.
In 2013, the Danube Island Festival achieved a Guinness World Record for the "Largest Free Open-Air Festival" with an estimated attendance of 3.3 million people.
The first Danube Island Festival took place in 1984 as a celebration of the completion of the Vienna Danube Island. Since then, it has become an annual tradition in Vienna, eagerly anticipated by locals and visitors alike.
Impact on the Music Industry:
The festival provides a platform for established and emerging artists to showcase their talent to a large and diverse audience.
Festival was scheduled from 23 Jun to 25 Jun 2023 (2 day(s)).
Danube Island Festival takes place in Vienna, Austria. Here is the full address of the festival: Donauinsel, Wien, Austria