17 - 21 September 2024

Celebrating Visual Culture

10 LIVE categories

World Awards
20 & 21 Sept.

3 ONLINE categories

Online Awards
6 - 8 Sept.

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    Celebrating Visual Culture
    17 - 21 September 2024
  • 02
    World Awards
    20 & 21 Sept.
    10 LIVE categories
  • 03
    Online Awards
    6 - 8 Sept.
    3 ONLINE categories

/ General Information

Festival Week

17- 21 September 2024

When we launched the World Bodypainting Festival in 1998 we didn’t expect that this will last for years nor for decades. We found our way even in the pandemic times and after celebrated the 25th anniversary. After that celebration we found a new layout and got an amazing positive feedback from our community.

And here we are to contiune the new path of the "World Bodypainting Festival" with the 27th edition.

The #wbfestival2024 will focus again on the art of body painting, face fx and expand our focus to the visual art forms.



The Program

The Festival week is starting from 17 of September, while the main program with all the competitions are  on September 20 & 21, in the Klagenfurt Expo "Messe Arena". The bodypainting and make-up artists are working in various zones and they are beeing presented later on a big stage. All will be live and simultanously streamed on all our channels.


Program Details

Tickets & Passes

Tickets & Specials Passes

Beside the visitors day tickets we are offering special tickets for photographers, videographers and exhibitors.

Furthermore you'll find access passes for workshops and various side events taking place before the main days.

Ticket options

Venue, Arrival & Hotels

Host City Klagenfurt, Austria

Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, the capital of Carinthia is located in the 3 cultural Region of Austria, Italy and Slovenia. Nestled amidst mountains and hillsides, in the bay of the lake Wörthersee, blessed with an almost Mediterranean climate and a cheerful southern character.

The festival main days are in the
Messe Arena Klagenfurt (Fair grounds)
St. Ruprechter Strasse 12
9020 Klagenfurt

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/ Participants

Information for participants


LIVE & Online

Guidelines 2024

Find here all information for artists participating in the World Championships.


Days 2024

Activity Pass

The WBF provides for photo and videographers very special access and zones with competitions.



Model Experience

If you are searching for a unique experience in modeling, the World Bodypainting Festival is the place to be!


WB Academy

WB Academy

Our education program in the areas of body painting, SFX, make-up and photography.

News from our Facebook stream

Villacher Strasse 120, 9710 Feistritz, AUSTRIA
Festival Location
Messezentrum (Convention Center)
St. Ruprechter Strasse, 9020 Klagenfurt, AUSTRIA

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