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Body Circus, the legendary party side event 2018

Painted bodies, fire-breathers, burlesque dancers, freaks plus the finest club sounds - Roll up, Roll up! Into our magical Wonderland!
The legendary side event Body Circus takes place once again in the magical castle Maria Loretto in Klagenfurt. This time on Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 duing the festival week. 

Until the end of January we give out a 50 % discount on the  Body Circus Ticket for all visitors and participants of the festival !!


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WB Academy Pass 2018

We are working intensively on our programs for the World Bodypainting Festival from 8th to 14th July 2018. The WB Academy, our education programs are of course a big part of the World Bodypainting Festival Week.

There is already the Super Early Booking Bonus for the 4 days WB Academy Pass.

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Results of the World Bodypainting Photo Award 2017

With the photo award from the last weekend we are giving out the last World Award trophies for this year. The jury came together in our headquarter to judge over 1.000 images in the categories "Photo Classic" and "Digital Composing." Our judges present you now the best ones and announce the new winners of the World Bodypainting PHOTO Award 2017.

Congratulations to:

Carsten Rentz from Germany in the category "Photo Classic"

207 Carsten Rentz Alexandra Iuliana

Sammy Patipat from Austria in the category "Digital Composing"

203 Sammy Patipat Sanatan Dinda



First details WBF 2018

We have published the first general information for the edition #21 of the World Bodypainting Festival in Klagenfurt / Austria from July 8th - 14th.

Also the new artist information and guidelines are available and we did a big update to make the information better readable. All you need to know is now in one PDF file packed. Registrations are already open, within 12 categories you will find your way for sure.

We have especially for artists a brochure published. This WBF Booklet 2018 includes general information as well as all competition categories. (Please note, these are not the guidelines) pdf_button 

Booklet Artist 2018

Save the date for the WBF 2018

The edition #21 of the World Bodypainting Festival is taking place next year from July 8th - 14th in Klagenfurt am Wörthersee / Austria.

After the premier in the new location, we are going to present you many new ideas and news for participants and visitors. Big note right away, the main days with the competitions will change to Thursday - Saturday with a community event on Sunday.

Download the NEW WBF Booklet 2018 with all competition categories for artists pdf_button 

The "Bodypainting Team Award" was this year a new competition category with amazing quality, see the video review below.

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20 years World Bodypainting Festival and a successful premiere in Klagenfurt

The Festival has been part of the local festival scene for 20 years now and is the biggest art and music festival of Carinthia, the southernmost federal state of Austria. 2017 was the first year in our new location – Klagenfurt am Wörthersee. 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.

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. On Sunday - shortly before midnight - the new world champions of the WBF 2017 were announced and celebrated in a spectacular awarding ceremony.

  • The category Brush & Sponge had very strong artworks this year. The world champion title was awarded to Sanatan Dinda (India) - winning the much desired title the second year in a row. Vice world champion champion got Marzia Bedeschi (Italy) followed by Cheryl Ann Lipstreu (USA).
  • In the category Airbrush, the title did go to Benoit Bottala, bringing the world champion title to Guadeloupe for the first time. Alex Hansen (Brasil) and Leonardo Giacomo Borgese (Italy) completed the winner`s picture.
  • In the category of Special Effects the Austrian artist Ludwig Decarli was awarded World Champion of 2017, he already won the vice world champion title in the same category a few years back. Beside him, Olga Popova (Russia) and Benedetta Carugatti (Italy) were happy about their prices.

Besides the 3 main categories, 10 other titles were awarded.

All Winners

All Galleries

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Photo Karsten Skrabal P7302781

Showguide, Location, Maps, Parking - ready to go!

Der World Bodypainting Festival Fans,

We are finally all done and dusted for the WBF 2017 - The planning for the Bodypain City has come to an end - you can find Location Information including info on travel, arrival and parking here The Show Guide (8mb) with the detailed program info and the line-up for the festival is ready and attached for you to check it out!

You can post or share your story on various social media sites (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, VK, Google+) and connect it to our Social Wall  by using the hastag #wbf20years. The hashtag makes it easier to find certain posts and show them to fellow fans, online as well as offline in the Bodypaint City.


We are looking forward to a fantastic 20th World Bodypainting Festival in Klagenfurt am Wörthersee!


ShowGuide2017 Post

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The new Trailer 2017

Booooom, TOUCH DOWN in Klagenfurt!

Our new trailer for the World Bodypainting Festival 2017 is here. Jump into our magic world of bodypainting with a massive line up of music shows and action such as Alvaro Soler | Alle Farben | 257ers | Onuka | Big Mountain | The Ragga Twins | Moop Mamma and many more! 

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