20 Years of World Bodypainting Festival

Welcome to the 20th anniversary of the World Bodypainting Festival, the most colourful festival in the world. Artistic performances, show and lifestyle merge into a fascinating whole and create an experiential space that invites you to wonder within.

The Festival takes place in Klagenfurt Am Worthersee and has been part of the local festival scene for 20 years. The regional capital with its historical city center, theatre, and galleries is just the perfect location for the festival and its visitors, to enjoy an exciting festival week with a colourful potpourri of captivating bodypainting art and the delicious delicacies of the Street Food Market beside multiple musical top acts: Alvaro Soler | Alle Farben | 257ers | Onuka | Big Mountain | The Ragga Twins | Moop Mamma and many more!

More than 50 Workshops During The Festival

The WB Academy is a big part of the World Bodypainting Festival. The diverse and exciting education program takes place as usual during the week before the main days.

21st Edition Next Festival Dates: 12 – 14th of July, 2018. Side events from 8 July.

WBF 2017 Collage; Photo Credits: Karin Upahl
WBF 2017 Collage; Photo Credits: Karin Upahl ©

2017 WB Academy had 46 wonderful and experienced artists of 20 world-wide nations who shared their precious knowledge in over 50 workshops. You could choose between bodypainting, airbrush bodypainting, facepainting, make up, special effects and photography. Thanks to the varied program you got the chance either to try out your newly discovered creative side or to deepen your knowledge.

The heart of the festival was the world championship on the 3 main days (Friday 28th – Sunday 30th) with almost 300 competing artists teams from over 54 nations in various categories, trying to impress the festival visitors and the jury with their unique and outstandingly creative designs.

WBF 2017; Photo Credits: Daniel Janesch
WBF 2017 Jury; Photo Credits: Daniel Janesch

The theme for Friday and Saturday of the competition days was “Utopia – What vision will become your reality“. Since the final day of the festival has always found it’s highlights in the traditional winners ceremony, Sundays theme was “Traditions and Customs – Your Culture, Your Story“.

On Sunday – shortly before midnight – the new world champions of the WBF 2017 were announced and celebrated in a spectacular awarding ceremony. (ALL WINNERS are here)

Best Of 2017 World Body Painting Festival In Pictures

WBF 2017; Photo Credits: Daniel Janesch
WBF 2017; Photo Credits: Daniel Janesch ©
WBF 2017; Photo Credits: Daniel Janesch
WBF 2017; Photo Credits: Daniel Janesch ©
WBF 2017; Photo Credits: Daniel Janesch
WBF 2017; Photo Credits: Daniel Janesch ©
WBF 2017; Photo Credits: Karin Upahl
WBF 2017; Photo Credits: Karin Upahl ©
WBF 2017; Photo Credits: Karin Upahl
WBF 2017; Photo Credits: Karin Upahl ©
WBF 2017; Photo Credits: Karin Upahl
WBF 2017; Photo Credits: Karin Upahl ©
WBF 2017; Photo Credits: Karin Upahl
WBF 2017; Photo Credits: Karin Upahl ©
WBF 2017; Photo Credits: Karin Upahl
WBF 2017; Photo Credits: Karin Upahl ©
WBF 2017; Photo Credits: Karin Upahl
WBF 2017; Photo Credits: Karin Upahl ©
WBF 2017; Photo Credits: Karin Upahl
WBF 2017; Photo Credits: Karin Upahl ©
WBF 2017; Photo Credits: Daniel Janesch
WBF 2017; Photo Credits: Daniel Janesch ©
WBF 2017; Photo Credits: Daniel Janesch
WBF 2017; Photo Credits: Daniel Janesch ©
WBF 2017; Photo Credits: Rene Huebel © Andreea Gheorghe
WBF 2017; Photo Credits: Rene Huebel ©
WBF 2017; Photo Credits: Jan Hetfleisch
WBF 2017; Photo Credits: Jan Hetfleisch ©
WBF 2017; Photo Credits: Karin Upahl
WBF 2017; Photo Credits: Karin Upahl ©
WBF 2017; Photo Credits: Karin Upahl
WBF 2017; Photo Credits: Karin Upahl ©
WBF 2017; Photo Credits: Karin Upahl
WBF 2017; Photo Credits: Karin Upahl ©
WBF 2017; Photo Credits: Daniel Janesch
WBF 2017; Photo Credits: Daniel Janesch ©
Photo Credits: Karin Upahl
WBF 2017; Photo Credits: Karin Upahl ©

Photo Credits: Karin Upahl

Photo Credits: Karin Upahl

Photo Credits: Karin Upahl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Credits: Karin Upahl Foto Karin Upahl

WBF 2017; Photo Credits: Daniel Janesch
WBF 2017; Photo Credits: Daniel Janesch ©
WBF 2017; Photo Credits: Jan Hetfleisch
WBF 2017; Photo Credits: Jan Hetfleisch ©
WBF 2017; Photo Credits: Karin Upahl
WBF 2017; Photo Credits: Karin Upahl ©
WBF 2017; Photo Credits: Dirk Hartung ©
WBF 2017; Photo Credits: Dirk Hartung ©
Adriaan Kastelein WBF 2017
WBF 2017; Photo Credits: Adriaan Kastelein ©
WBF 2017; Photo Credits: Karin Upahl ©
Photo Christoph Kalsteis; WBF 2017
WBF 2017; Photo Credits: Christoph Kalsteis ©

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