World Bodypainting Festival 2021 – COVID-19 Update

The World Bodypainting Festival, also known as #WBF2021, is currently planned to take place this summer. 

  • Last year's celebration was delayed from 2020 to 2021, with the initiative continuing from there. 
  • This year's competitions include the World Championships, as well as Special and Amateur Awards, Music and Entertainment, the WB-Academy initiative, and a few others. 

The world body painting festival will take place live in Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Austria, from July 18th to July 24th.

COVID-19 Prevention and Measures

The festival organizers are working closely with the authorities to ensure a healthy atmosphere for participants and tourists. 

As the event date approaches, more information will be published.

Transparency & Festival Ticketing

All tickets, festival passes, and workspace reservations are available here until 2021. Additionally, artist registrations are available in the genre for which you have applied. 

Check to see if your Artist ID is still valid and make sure to carry it with you.

Please contact the organizers here if you have any concerns!


Getting to Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Carinthia, the Host City.

Carinthia's capital is situated between the three ethnic regions of Austria, Italy, and Slovenia. 

It enjoys an almost mythical reputation: for its wonderful activities and nightlife, but also for pristine scenery, harmony and leisure, nestled amidst mountains and hillsides in the bay of the lake Wörthersee, blessed with an almost Mediterranean climate and a cheerful southern character.

Arrival by Train: The Austrian Federal Railways have excellent international connectivity to Klagenfurt Main Station, which is located close to the city center of Klagenfurt. 

The S-Bahn Suburban Train links the Carinthian state with Klagenfurt. On multiple tracks, there is a dense offering of rail connections.

FREE Train Ticket: This year it will be even easier for all visitors to arrive for the World Bodypainting Festival! Because this year, "WBF Ticket is also TRAIN TICKET". 

From now on you can travel easily and comfortably to and from Klagenfurt with your valid event ticket within Carinthia on the ÖBB S-Bahn (Sub Urban) trains. 

The offer is valid on the day(s) of your admission ticket or festival pass and applies to all scheduled S-Bahn trains operated by ÖBB and S-Bahn Nightline in Carinthia. 

Use the early bird booking options and travel to the festival in a climate-friendly and CO2-friendly manner!