The World Bodypainting Festival in Klagenfurt on Lake Wörthersee is one of the most colorful events in Europe. The competition categories include sponge paint, airbrushing, and face painting, all featuring different techniques and materials to achieve the transformations. Artists from 45 different countries take part in the festival. Even amateurs can take part. You can learn the basics of body paint at one of the numerous workshops.
The festival's slogan is "Celebrating Visual Culture and Music", Naturally, it offers impressive lineups and a highly curated music program that includes live acts and DJ sets in Bodypaint City. Several stages and activity zones are spread throughout the venue. Previous lineups included performers like Konchita & Band, Erwin&Edwin, Left Boy, Shaggy, Inner Circle, Gentleman, Lost Frequencies, Madcon, Wanda, Glasperlenspiel, Mono & Nikitaman, The BossHoss, and Stereo MCs, There's also a variety of food trucks and plenty of entertainment at the festival grounds.
Every evening there are gatherings and parties. The major highlight is "The Body Circus." A giant costume party held in the massive halls of Schloss Moosburg, a Gothic-style castle built in 1541. The party is spread out across three floors, with the best DJs spinning to the delight of dancing public.