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Donauinselfest tonight! Europe's biggest

Crowds at Donauinselfest 2014 listening to Kung Fu Kitty     Photo: Manfred Fraser / Wikimedia

 

Vienna's Donauinselfest is Europe's biggest free outdoor music festival, kicking off tonight for a weekend of music that is expected to attract over 3 million guests. 

 

The festival centers on the Danube Island (Donauinsel) that splits the Danube on Vienna's western side. There are 19 areas, with 11 stages, and a wide range of music. Each stage has its own focus; they are sponsored by radio stations, newspapers and others.

 

Although the festival is free, it costs about €4 million to stage it—but visitors are expected to spend about €40 million in Vienna's stores, bars, restaurants and more.

 

For a list of the highlighted bands and more information, click HERE. It's in German, but Chrome is there to translate for you!

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