From July 11th-13th, the Bodypainting community will come from every corner of the planet to the Austrian town of Klagenfurt. For the past 22 years, the World Bodypainting Festival has played host to participants and visitors form 50 nations who have made their way to Carinthia to see the naming of a new World Champion each time. During the 3-day long World Championships, further awards will be given in the fields of Amateur Art and Make-Up as well as in the 12 main categories including Airbrushing, Brush/Sponge Work, Special Effects, etc., beside the World Champion awards.
Throughout the event, there’ll be a heavy program full of art, music, and shows for entertainment. Among the main acts will be the bands Russkaja, Edwin & Edwin, Left Boy, Conchita & Band as well as TMCA. Visitors can enjoy a bodypainting and beauty fair, an international food market, and numerous children’s activities in ”Bodypaint City“, located in Klagenfurt’s Goethepark. The festival begins on July 7thwith a learn-and-party program. There will be several workshops featuring experts on topics such as bodypainting, photography, special effects, and make-up. In addition, the city will also host other exhibitions, installations, and cultural events.
A day ticket for one of the main festival days will run you between 20 and 25 EUR. The 3-day festival pass is available for 59 EUR.