Claiming to be the most ‘colourful festival in the world’, the World Bodypainting Festival is set by a fabulous lake in Austria and is without a doubt a visual trip. With bodypainting awards in various categories you’re going to see a lot of amazing art.
There’s also a lot of fun to be had with the Body Circus and Burlesque Ball. The organisers say:
“Body Circus 2016 presented by DIAMOND FX got its castle back. In the heart of Poertschach you can discover the enchanting castle LEONSTAIN. The walls from 1492 serve as the venue for the traditional, surreal and bizarre ball. ‘Body Circus’ is traditionally held on Wednesday’s and known as the main attraction of the festival week.
For the 19th edition of the World Bodypainting Festival, once again we invite you to push the boundaries and let your imagination run free. Guests show up in fantasy costumes from Drag Queens to bodypainting, decoration, masks, extreme make-up, bizarre fashion, and latex outfits. Unleash yourself from your normal day surroundings. Dive into a wild night with the most enchanting artists, latest club tunes from our international DJ’s and provocative stage shows. For those who need help or want to get ready with others, the styling jam session is the place to be. Transformed and ready for circus, are also the girls behind the bars, serving Champagne, Cocktails and juggling buckets of Vodka through the dancing crowd filled with decorated bodies – Roll up, Roll up!”
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