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The 20 year anniversary

Safe the date and wait until we have the final confirmation in 2 weeks:

Dear Festival friends,
As most of you may of heard, there are some exciting changes happening in 2017. We are currently waiting for the final confirmation of the new festival location Klagenfurt on lake Woerthersee. Once confirmed we will share the final news. The date we are working on is July 24 - 30, 2017.

For the past nineteen years, The World Bodypainting Festival has been an integral part of the cultural and touristic events calendar in Carinthia. For six of those years the festival has hosted thousands of participants and visitors to Pörtschach at Lake Woerthersee.
Due to the increasing burden of the residents and their complaints, as well as the high costs of infrastructure we are no longer able to continue at the current location.
2017 will signal the 20th Anniversary of The World Bodypainting Festival. We truly feel it deserves to be a very special one and for many weeks we have been playing with the notion that perhaps the 2017 festival would not take place.
Recently an alternative lakeside location has offered itself. After much economic and infrastructural consideration, we believe we have found our new World Bodypainting Festival HOME.
The WB-Production is happy to announce the city of Klagenfurt and the capital of Carinthia to be the new location of The World Bodypainting Festival. Klagenfurt is an international established event location that will allow the festival to flourish and develop for many years.
We are particularly interested in networking with all the great art and cultural initiatives the city has to offer. We are also sure that everyone will be happy with the centrally located airport and main train station. In addition Klagenfurt offers artists and visitors alike a city vibe filled with restaurants, cafes and all types of shopping including the lakeside. The World Bodypainting Festival has always been and will continue to be a melting pot of art and entertainment.
In consideration of existing events, infrastructure, favourable and secure weather conditions, The World Bodypainting Festival date has been set for July 24 - 30, 2017.

Details will be updated on our website. We look forward to a sensational 20th year in Klagenfurt, Carinthia in the south of Austria.


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We are currently working with high pressure to make the 20th anniversary of the World Bodypainting Festival into something very special. It will require a lot of preparation time, a perfect team as well as appropriate infrastructure to put that celebration together. We ask for some patience until we can publish the details for the jubilee.

Meanwhile enjoy the beautiful pictures from the WBF 2016:

The 19th year is history

"Colours are fading,
Bodypainting is evanescent, 
so is the World Bodypainting Festival.

Thanks my wonderful bodypainting family, awesome crew, hard supporters and sponsors and the many visitors for an unforgettable 19th World Bodypainting Festival in Pörtschach, Wörthersee in AUSTRIA.
We are now preparing for the European Bodypainting Festival, the partner event taking place from August 12th - 14th in Lisse, near Amsterdam in the Netherlands. I hope that after that festival we are able to announce a possible next years date of the "World Bodypainting Festival" in Pörtschach, Austria.
Please follow us on Social Media for more further news and many photos and videos from this years Event.
With colourful greetings", Alex Barendregt - Founder and Director of the WBF


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The World Bodypainting Festival 2016

Finally the "World Bodypainting Festival 2016" a Fusion of Bodies & Beats has begun. Each day there will be, from the 27th to 30th June, a huge variety of workshops within our "WB Academy". Every evening there's gathering and events in a number of locations. A must see is Body Circus, the surreal club experience which is our major side event in the week before the World Bodypainting Festival, 1st - 3rd of July. The World Championships has hundreds of artists from 46 nations and along with this spectacle we have a music line-up bursting at the seams with talent.
We welcome you to step into the surreal and explore our Bodypaint City.

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Showguide 2016

The Show Guide 2016 is ready! Find all programs, activities, a map of Bodypaint City and much more inside. You get your copy on site or here as a web version to download. See you soon!


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Photographers Attention! Free SD Card but only few limited places available

Beside special access in front of the stage, the photo action bay, free workshop programs from June 27 - 30 and the possibility to enter the photo competition, this years photo pass holder get a free 32GB Samsung memory card sponsored by HARTLAUER


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The Jury 2016

The World Championships for Body- and Facepainting is taking place in less than 3 weeks in Pörtschach am Wörthersee, Carinthia, AUSTRIA. We are very proud to have found again an awardwinning international jury with a great mix of abilities for this very difficult task.

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WBF 2016 Video Trailer

The new Video Trailer for 2016 is now available!

Welcome to the World Bodypainting Festival presented by Kryolan with the main days from July 1st  - 3rd, 2016 (Side Events from 27.06.) in Pörtschach am Wörthersee.


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