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Vienna rainbow ball 2020 Vienna’s most stylish Ball – Dress to Impress!
If you are looking to get away for a weekend and fancy a little glamour then dust off your top hat and tails and grab your dancing shoes, and head to the Regenbogen Ball in Gay Vienna for a magical night to remember.
Artists performing at the Rainbow Ball 2019:
THE REAL ABBA TRIBUTE
Opening ceremony and midnight act
THE REAL ABBA tribute – The internationally top formation directly form the musical capital of Vienna guarantees incomparable stage fun with the world hits of ABBA.
The two female performers Dany REITER (as “Anni-Frid”) and Karin JANDA (as “Agnetha”) give the band since 1998 with their outstanding voices and a perfect as well as electrifying show performance the very unique “Spirit of ABBA”. Together with their stage partners Andy FREUND (“Björn”) and Dave MOSKIN (“Benny”), they understand how to captivate audiences with tremendous dynamism and energy and to impress them with a great deal of feeling, wit and charm.
For the first time Peter Schreiber will lead the way through the Rainbow Ball’s evening. For nearly 15 years he has made a name for himself in the music and event industry. His career in the media started with the format “Volume” on TW1 and led via society and concert reports on the Viennese city broadcaster W24 to the live-moderation of the program “Guten Abend Wien”. He can currently be seen on W24 in his self-designed lifestyle show “#POP!”.
Margaret Carter is the dynamic and passionate singer whose voice and stage presence thrill the audience. Originally from the USA, she has been singing since childhood. Her colorful and deep voice is perfect for jazz and the Blues. She has studied with jazz legend, Elly Wright, and enjoys performing with her especially for charity and cultural events. She has also performed with Italian rock legend Zucchero and often performs with coach, composer and cabaret artist Jenny Simanowitz.
At her performance on this year’s Rainbow Ball she will be accompanied by pianist Nikos Pogonatos.
From non-dancer to master of ceremonies: Bernard Bach (born 1979) started his dance career in 1998, in the dance school Mühlsiegel. However, only in 2004 was he introduced to the dance school Stanek and the Viennese Rainbow Ball. From then on he opened as a dancer in the committee and slowly but steadily, as well as under the guidance of Wolfgang Stanek, worked his way up to becoming his assistant. Since then he has acted as the “good soul” and support in dance rehearsals and as a choreographer. In 2013 he achieved his goal and became a dance master. Now he stepped into his old teachers shoes and leads the dance committee and organises the opening of the Rainbow Ball 2018.
DAMENKAPELLE JOHANN STRAUSS
This ladies band loves all the members of the Strauss dynasty, Johann (father and son) and Eduard, yet also appreciates others such as Josef Lanner, Franz Lehár or Franz Schubert.
Founded in 1995, the band is lead by Michaela Wild.
In the “Year of Strauss” 1999, they were the musical ambassadors for the City of Vienna and the Viennese Chamber of Commerce and have been celebrated by the media.
Waltz, rumba, samba, tango, cha-cha, jive, boogie, sentimental ballads, pop-, disco- and soul-classics.
Motto: Music with the perfect tempo for dancing.
Live performance only: no playbacks or distorting equipment.
Exciting people at the Rainbow Ball since 2001.
Genre: A mix of jazz, funk and soul.
Singer: Lisa Nielsen
Guitar: Eric Lary
Bass: Wolfgang “Joe” Schirl
Drums: Rainer Gartner
Repertoire: Jazz classics such as Blue Moon, funk from the 1970s (Can’t Stand The Rain) and original compositions by Lisa Nielsen and Eric Lary.
Another highly popular part of the band’s repertoire is Hebrew jazz (Jewish folk songs combined with stylistics of American jazz).
The band has been internationally renowned since 2004 when they performed at the Festival de Musiques Juives de Carpentras in Southern France.
Hebrew Jazz by Desert Wind
LES SCHUH SCHUH
The LGBT dance group was founded in 2001 and has had roaring success after its performance at the EuroPride. Since 2002 the group’s regular performance has been an acclaimed part of the Rainbow Ball’s opening. Les Schuh Schuh twists conventional role models by changing who leads, switching partners and doing some cross-dressing, and thereby ironises and questions these role models. Their repertoire includes historical dances (such as the gavotte) as well as modern ones.
CHOSN AKA DJ L. ROCK
Johannes Willrader has been DJ out of passion since the mid 1990ies. He is known under his artist names CHOSN and DJ L. Rock and with his individual music mix at hip and exclusive events he causes furore and the best atmosphere all over Europe’s dance floors – amongst those for many years again and again the Solid Gold Disco of the Rainbow Ball.
DJane Kamikace is the master mind behind PiNKED, which was founded in 2000, and created well-known events like Las Chicas and G-Mix. Since 2006 she operates the turn-tables and she is booked not only in Vienna, but all over Europe.
As a duo they contemplate each other perfectly and they worked together at other events. At the ball they will heat up the vibe at Gloriette-Bar.
Regenbogen Ball is held at the Park hotel and is one of the top social events on the gay calendar in Vienna, there is a dress code and you can get information on this and buy tickets from www.hosiwien.com
The Vienna gay area is quite compact and easy to get around, we have found hotels that keep you in the gay area and close to all the sights Vienna has to offer,
Gay Map of Vienna
Wienzeile (‘Vienna Row’) is a street that runs through the city along the Vienna River. It is divided into Rechte (right) Wienzeile and the Linke (left) Wienzeile. Many gay bars and venues are located along both sides of Wienzeile.
Highlights from one of the shows at Regenbogenball
Recommended Hotels in Vienna
Stay close to “Vienna Row” or Wienzeile if you want to be close to all of Vienna’s best gay bars and clubs. Vienna has some of the most stunning hotels located in historic buildings.
Hotel Imperial, 5 Star
A Luxury Collection Hotel
The luxurious, renowned 5-star Hotel Imperial is set directly on the Ringstraße boulevard in the heart of Vienna and takes you back to the times of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
5 Star Luxury
Built in 1913, Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof is located in the center of the first district of Vienna, only a few steps from the Hofburg Imperial Palace. Spacious air-conditioned rooms.
Hotel Astoria Wien
4 Star, Tranquil
Set in a charming building from 1912, Austria Trend Hotel Astoria Wien is located in the centre of Vienna, right on the famous Kärtnerstraße shopping street. Free WiFi is available.
Hotel Maria Theresia
4 Star Great Amenities
The modern and elegant K+K Hotel Maria Theresia enjoys a central and quiet location right in Vienna’s artists’ quarter of Spittelberg and offers free WiFi, a wellness and a fitness area.