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OPEN CALL: Exhibitions during the WBF 2020

Dear Artists,

Klagenfurt as the host city of the WBF for the past and upcoming years offers so much more than just the public park to organize a competition. The WBF is more, it is a festival of body art and therefore the many side events are an essential part of the programme week. For 2020 we are again working closely together with the cultural institutions and city galleries of Klagenfurt. The city offers us the possibility to present bodypainting at a high quality level. All artists that are interested in doing an exhibition during the WBF 2020 are welcomend to get in contact with us.

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Stadtgalerie, Exhibition by Agnieska Glinska 2019
Burkhard Bartel Exhibition
Photo Burkhard Bartel

If you are interested please send us your portfolio with your ideas in order for us to present them to the cultural institutions.
We are looking forward receiving many amazing ideas!


After Movie from the WBF 2019

Just a few days after the 22nd edition of the World Bodypainting Festival 2019 has ended, we are very happy to present you the official After Movie 2019.
Enjoy the beats and colours of the #wbfestival2019, a celebration of visual culture and music in Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, AUSTRIA.

For the full playlist of 2019, visit our youtube channel at


Turn up the volume & enjoy the After Movie 2019

THANK YOU for the intense but stunning 2019!

The 2019 World Bodypainting Festival celebrated its 22nd year last weekend in Klagenfurt at the lake Wörthersee and crowned a new generation of World Champion artists. They battled out their skills for this prestigious award after travelling from over 50 countries to Austria. Models and artists spent up to six hours in intense focus using modern skills to create the tradition of ancient art. This art form has become a trend around the world so the skill levels have grown beyond the imaginations of any of the original founders. The World Bodypainting Festival has attract thousands of visitors also with a huge music program, fashion shows and the colorful world of Bodypaint City.

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Photo Daniel Janesch

Show Guide 2019

We are pleased to present you the final Show Guide (PDF 13mb) with all programs for all stages and schedules on the main days 2019. The show guide is available as a print book on site for participants and visitors, but can be saved as a PDF here. We are ready and looking forward to welcoming artists from over 50 nations, great music bands and lots of shows at the 22nd edition of the World Bodypainting Festival in Klagenfurt am Wörthersee.

For Social Media please use the hashtag #wbfestival2019

Festival Week 7 - 13 July
Main Days 11. - 13. July
WB-Academy 7.-10 July
Body Circus - the surreal Ball 9 July

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3D Festival Plan released

We are happy to share the new 3D map from Bodypaint City, the festival grounds 2019. Come and celebrate visual culture & music at the World Bodypainting Festival from 11 - 13 July in Klagenfurt am Wörthersee / Austria.

3D Plan as PDF

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Program details, zones & magazine

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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