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The Life Ball 2017 – Know your status!

After a year of a creative pause, the 24th Life Ball is taking place again in Vienna this year. Since 1993, the Life ball, which is hosted in favour of HIV and AIDS sufferers, is one of the biggest charity events in the world. This year, the Life Ball takes place in Vienna’s town hall on the 10th June. How it all started… The Life Ball’s face and founder is Gery Keszler, who established the charitable association Aids Life in 1992. The non-profit organisation supports people who suffer from HIV or AIDS infection and set itself the goal to inform society about the dangers of HIV and AIDS and sensitize them towards the illness. The first Life Ball took place in 1993, by that time it was only a small, originated from the gay scene, event in Vienna. But even then, Keszler managed to convince the city administration of his project and won them as a partner. Two more sponsors helped to make the ball happen. The proceeds that benefit the association Aids Life came up to 1.100.000 Austrian Schillings (about 80.000 Euro). In the second year, the proceeds from donations, sponsoring, and entry fees could already be doubled. This [...]

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Party at Donauinselfest

The 33rd edition of the biggest open-air festival stages international stars, as well as local acts: Seiler and Speer, Samy Deluxe, Russkaja, Frittenbude, but also folk music stars like Andy Borg and Reinhold Bilgeri. This year’s Donauinselfest takes place from 24th to 26th June. Concerts, cabaret, climbing and culinary delicacies At the Donauinselfest music fans enjoy rock, rap, electronic music as well as hits on several stages. At different theme islands there is cabaret, culinary delicacies but also fun and action. Active people will have a good time at the sport island, where a climbing wall and a high wire garden are waiting for them. The action and fun island offers a bike-show and a lot of adrenergic and funny activities like lifting car tyres and sandbag footraces. New app for more fun at the Donauinsel The new app #dif16 is perfect for planning and organizing the visit of the festival. However, it is useful have it on location. The free app for iOS and android gives important information about the program and the arrival, offers a map of the area with drinking water points and integrates a personal diary for the festival. Only 5 minutes by foot – the […]

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