A big event with a serious background
Celebrating the joy of life and the diversity of cultures, Life Ball unites the Viennese ball tradition with opulence, extravagance, glamour, provocation, fancy performances, committed speeches as well as emotional moments.
Life Ball guests have always been encourage to wear fancy, unusual outfits as the creativity of the costumes is part of the concept and contributes to the unique flair of the event. The annual Life Ball Style Bible is an inspiration for ball guests to feature their own Life Ball aqudate look according to the motto.
The Life Ball can be divided into two major events:
— Magenta Carpet, opening and Fashion Show on the Red Ribbon Catwalk at the City Hall Square
— the actual Ball as well as the Party inside the City Hall
Each year, the opening ceremony attracts more thousands of visitors as well as 500 national and international media representatives to Vienna´s City Hall Square, where everybody can experience the big show on the Red Ribbon stage live and for free.
Following the 2-hour-opening show on City Hall Square, the jamboree starts inside the city hall for 3,780 holders of Life Ball tickets. Many halls and yards of this historical building open up for guests, indulging them with an iridescent show comprising live concerts of national and international stars, exciting performances and culinary surprises until 5 o’clock in the morning.
Life Ball 2014
The 22nd Life Ball will be staged on Vienna City Hall Square and inside Vienna City Hall on 31 May 2014.