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Spring is here and we are on peak organizing and preparing everything for the 22nd World Bodypainting Festival 2019. We already have most ready of the program details on all main days incl. the side event program during the whole festival week incl. Body Circus. The music highlights are already finished as are the different zones in Bodypaint City. There is a bunch of NEW things to discover!

In the meantime you can also have a look through our WBF magazine 2019 with lots of throwbacks, inspirations and a previews of #wbfestival2019 as well as interesting editorial articles. The 118 pages magazine can also be ordered from now on via our WB Shop for €5.50 only. All participants from last year, who have verified their addresses, will receive a free copy within the next days as a little Easter gift.

See you soon in Klagenfurt at the World Bodypainting Festival, July 7th – 13th 2019, main days in the Goethepark from July 11th – July 13th !

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Our powerful Trailer 2019 is ready!

Enjoy our trailer for the #wbfestival2019 - Celebrating Visual Culture & Music from 7 - 13 July 2019 in Klagenfurt / AUSTRIA

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The WBF Music Video by Alessa XO

The past World Bodypainting Festival was the scenery for the music video by Alessa Aichinger also known under her artistic name as Alessa XO • Here we present you the final song WE ARE ONE. Publisher Werner Schneeweiss from 3select music wants to encourage DJ's and producers to use the track to remix for the next World Bodypainting Festival 2019 in Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Austria!


Details about the song, thoughts and Remix opportunities for DJ's and Producers:

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WB Academy Plan 2019 published

The New Year has just begun and we are full of energy to work on the programs for the 22nd World Bodypainting Festival from July 7th to 13th 2019. Once again we have planned a huge workshop and masterclass program within the 4 days before the main days July 7th - 10th . The WB Academy workshop programs are now ready for you. You can learn from the world's best! Bookings are open either individually or with the 4 days WB-Academy Pass including the entrance to all side events and the main days.

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Overview Workshop programs

First program highlights on the main days

The many international artists are attracting every year thousands of visitors with ther mindblowing work. The venue Goethepark surrounded by the state theatre and galleries such as the art house are the perfect scenery for the artform. The perfect sound from morning till after midnight is provided by national and international bands and dj's. We are able to present you just before the christmas holidays the first program highlights for the #wbfestival2019

Main Stage Music Highlights:

  • 11 July Russkaja | Erwin & Edwin and more to be announced
  • 12 July Conchita & Band and more to be announced
  • 13 July Leftboy and more to be announced

The WBF Team wishes you a Merry Christmas, relaxing holidays and a Happy New Year!

WBF2019 Lineup program 

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Results of the World Bodypainting Photo Awards 2018

This festival year now finds the worthy finale with the awarding of the best photos of the year. Our judges rated almost 1,000 photos in the new categories "Best Bodypainting Photo" and "Best Fashion / Portrait Photo". The winners get cash prizes as well as a custom made World Award Trophy. We are very happy to present you now the new winners of the World Bodypainting PHOTO Award 2018.

Peter Ziegler from Germany in the category "Best Bodypainting Photo"

128 Photo Peter Ziegler

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Themes for the competitions announced

Its almost November and the time to announce the themes for the next years World Bodypainting Festival in 2019. We are still busy with the artist guidelines but you can see the first details under the artist information. Registrations are open!

  • Thursday and Friday: "Galactic Zoo"
  • Saturday, Final day: "Clear Mind - Clean Planet"

Specific for some categories:

  • Installation Art Award  No theme
  • Creative Make-up Award "Fashion Religion”
  • Purple Brush Award "Holly Glam
  • WBF Make-up Battle: Announced on stage

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★★★ Clear Mind - Clean Planet ★★★
Work Vilija Vitkute
This stunning image was created by artist and director Vilija Vitkutė and her team. Photographer Vanessa Fernandes

Artist Booklet 2019

We have especially for artists a brochure published. This  WBF Booklet 2019 pdf_button (5.3mb) includes general information (by Sept. 2018) as well as all competition categories. Please note, these are not the guidelines or a replacement to reading the full artist information ;)


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