PlayStation @ “Donauinselfest 2009” – Europe’s Biggest Open Air Festival In Vienna

Hi everyone, my name is Klaus Giller and I am the Marketing Manager for Austria at Sony PlayStation.

In addition to the events running at the Glastonbury Festival this weekend, I have the privilege to give you a glimpse of what Sony PlayStation is contributing to another festival this year: the 2009 Donauinselfest, or Danube Island Festival, which is the biggest open-air festival in Europe.

Donauinselfest logo

But, first of all, please send a prayer that the event will take place as planned because unfortunately the steady rain has caused some real havoc, as you can see below (that’s not me on the picture). However the event organisers and, of course, the brave PlayStation-lifeguards are all doing their best to prepare everything for a big party weekend.

Donauinselfest - Lots of rain!

The Donauinselfest will take place between today, Friday 26 June, and Sunday 28 June. With more than 1 million visitors each year, it is an awesome party with great music and great people. And of course Sony PlayStation will spare neither troubles nor expenses in order to give our party-people what they want. We will have a stage there, the “SingStar Discofieber”-stage, where each day from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. we will have SingStar-contests and the participants can win great prices, such as a PSP and a PS3. But of course in order to get the latter one you must beat my personal SingStar highscore! Only a few have so far ;) And there’s also our SingStar double-decker bus, where you can play our latest games.

Donauinselfest - The SingStar Bus

In the later afternoon various national and international bands will enter the stage and get the party started, and top-DJs will then round out a fantastic day. Here’s the program of events at a glance:

Friday 26th:

14.00 – 17.00 SingStar stage-show

17.00 – 18.30 Castingfinale der Band Core

18.30 – 20.00 tha family featuring Karl Kained

20.30 – 21.45 Freilaut

21.45 – 00.00 Discofieber Dj Flo

Saturday 27th:

14.00 – 17.00 SingStar stage-show

17.00 – 18.30 Jam Fly

18.30 – 20.00 Wiener Wahnsinn

20.30 – 21.45 tha family featuring Louie Austen

21.45 – 00.00 Discofieber Dj Newton

Sunday 28th:

14.00 – 17.00 SingStar stage-show

17.30 – 19.00 Stardust Babies

19.30 – 20.30 Core

21.45 – 00.00 Discofieber Dj Teloni

Below are some more pics from last year in order to get you into the right party mood. So cross your fingers that it stops raining, otherwise don’t forget to bring your life jacket with you ;)

May the weather gods be with us!



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0 Author replies

Looks good! If only I had a passport :(

serendipiddy 26 June, 2009 @ 10:34


nuclear_predator 26 June, 2009 @ 10:44

Looks like great fun, if only I could go :(


Donauinselfest forever! Looking forward to a great weekend (hopefully, the sun is shining ;-)).

Awesome. Will Brüno be there? :)


I used to go there every year with my friends when I was still living in Vienna some 8-10 years ago. Great fun, will probably go back there next year.

xKillerMonkeyx 26 June, 2009 @ 12:32

Come to bbk live in 2 weeks :-)

Well I’m still in Irland (on vacation) I won’t be able to join in … even if i wanted :-( … but would have been nice … Vienna is a great place to go …

Klaus Giller 27 June, 2009 @ 17:52

Well I haven’t seen Brüno yet ;)
Gee we were so lucky with the weather: I think yesterday it rained almost erveywhere, but not on our stage.

The party is awesome: I will upload some pics


BTW. Wie schauts aus mit VidZone für Österreich? :)

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