Summer Event Highlight: The 27th Film Festival at the Rathausplatz in Vienna

From June 30th to September 3rd, Europe's largest cultural and culinary festival will once again be staged.

The summer has already begun with the warm temperatures of the recent days and the Viennese Film Festival on the Town Hall Square is just around the corner.
In its 27th. edition, the Film Festival once again offers a wide range of top productions of operas, operettas, classical concerts, ballet, as well as contemporary dance, pop and jazz, with free entry. While the superstars of music and dance ensure memorable moments during 66 days on a 300 m² - size screen and a brilliant sound system, the top restaurateurs offer culinary delights, under the direction of the renowned company DO & CO.

Around 13 million people from all over the world have visited the Vienna Film Festival, which has long become an absolute summertime highlight in the heart of Vienna, based on the unique interplay of grandiose culture, dreamlike scenery and wonderful culinary experiences.
Aida is the overture and by no means does it end with the Rolling Stones

In 2017, the program of the Viennese Film Festival once again invests in the unique and proven combination - great names and top productions of all genres.

Classics fans can look forward to a range of stars, such as Anna Netrebko, Plácido Domingo, Elina Garanča, Juan Diego Flórez, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Lang Lang and many more, who never cease to enchant and inspire with their great performances.
Many of the great conductors and orchestras are also featured in the program - Zubin Mehta, Gustavo Dudamel, Sir Simon Rattle, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the State Opera Orchestra, the NDR-Elbe Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as the London Symphony Orchestra, just to mention a few.
This year, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Miles Davis, Quincy Jones, George Michael, Diana Krall, Depeche Mode, and the Rolling Stones will be causing thrills. Rarely featured productions once again impressively beam superb art onto the screen of the Viennese Film Festival.

The website or offers additional services and a clear overview of the event program in a bilingual version, which can be easily filtered according to the music category.

Mark it down already now - Artist's Saturdays and early-morning jazz

The supplementary live musical Artist´s Saturdays program, with "unplugged" performances by local artists and the early-morning weekend jazz sessions, forms an integral part of the diverse overall offer of this year´s film festival.
 A wonderful combination of excellent gastronomy and impressive live shows ensures a unique experience on the Town Hall Square this year.

The Viennese Wine Award featured at the Film Festival

Once again, this year, the best Viennese wines will be selected by Mayor Michael Häupl. On June 27th, the best of the best are finally appointed and can be tasted only a few days later at the Film Festival. The "Wieno Weinbar" stand offers the entire range of the winner wines and visitors can convince themselves first-hand of the quality of the awarded wines.

Excellent service offers ensure perfect pleasure

To enable the visitors to enjoy the film festival as care-free as possible, a range of service offers has been implemented.
Thus, the seat rows in front of the screen are accessible to people with special needs, without barriers. The seating is designed in such a way to provide sufficient space for a wheelchair at the beginning or at the end of each row of seats. Additionally, approximately 300 seats are equipped with an induction loop for visitors with impaired hearing. Cashless payment options by debit or credit card are available at the food stands. And the "Magic Sky" screen located in the centre of the Town Hall Square, as well as the sun shades, which cover the gastronomical units and seating facilities, offer all-round protection against intensive sunshine or uninvited rain showers.

And what about the gastronomical aspect of the film festival? As always - top class!

26 top restaurateurs will once again ensure the visitors´ physical well-being with full dedication and great pleasure. Under the direction of the internationally engaged company DO & CO, focus is placed on good quality and an attractive variety, thus offering visitors wonderful delicacies from all over the world, as well as the local cuisine.

Film Festival at the Rathausplatz - the perfect summer!

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