10 concerts you can’t miss in Vienna in 2016
Vienna is a prime location if you love music. Located within the heart of Europe, artists from around the world love coming here to soak up the air of historic pride, which is present all around the inner city. Thanks to the rich atmosphere alongside the beautiful scenery, Vienna has a history of drawing in the biggest names in the music industry. Here are a few concerts in 2016 you would not want to miss.
#1 Black Sabbath – Heavy Metal – Wiener Stadthalle – 28.06.2016
Following their critically acclaimed reunion album and accompanying tour, Black Sabbath will be on the road one last time on their farewell tour named “The End Tour”. Ozzy Osbourne and his band will certainly give it their all and the notoriously energetic Viennese crowd surely won’t let them down.
#2 AC/DC – Hard Rock – Ernst-Happel-Stadion – 19.05.2016
Australian veterans AC/DC graced Austria with legendary performances over the past decades and their 2016 gig is guaranteed to be another unforgettable night for their fans. The stadium named after legendary coach Ernst Happel is one of Vienna’s largest and most exciting venues, so expect an epic open air atmosphere.
#3 a-ha – Pop – Wiener Stadthalle – 10.04.2016
Hailing from Norway, a-ha left their mark on the world of pop in the 1980s with their unforgettable anthem “Take On Me”. Since then, they built up a reputation for being a captivating live act and will certainly awe their audience in one of Vienna’s finest concert locations – the Wiener Stadthalle.
#4 The Cure – Rock –Marx Halle – 26.10.2016
It has been a while since The Cure played a concert in Vienna. Their songs are as legendary as their popularity is eternal, so look forward to a crowd of music fans of all ages, pumping in the notorious walls of the Marx Halle, a former cattle market. The 26th of October is a public holiday in Austria, celebrating its neutrality ten years after World War II.
#5 Bryan Adams – Rock – Wiener Stadthalle – 31.05.2016
No doubt, the crowd will go wild when Bryan Adams and his band bust out smash hits like “Summer of ‘69”. Be prepared for a night of both classic wild rock anthems, as well as emotional ballads like “Everything I do”.
#6 Die Fantastischen Vier – Hip Hop – Stadthalle – 24.01.2017
German Hip Hop has grown into a force to be reckoned with over the last two decades. One of its most notorious pioneers are Die Fantastischen Vier (“Fantastic Four”) from Stuttgart. Even if your German is a bit rusty, the natural flow of their poetic take on Hip Hop will speak to you.
#7 Mumford & Sons– Indie Rock – Wiener Stadthalle – 19.05.2016
Londoners Mumford & Sons have become a household name within the international Indie Rock scene and draw massive crowds wherever they go. The Stadthalle will most likely be at capacity when Marcus Mumford and his band present their acclaimed album “Wilder Mind”.
#8 Parov Stelar – Electro – Wiener Stadthalle – 07.12.2016
Austrian artist Parov Stelar pioneered an exciting mixture of Jazz and Electro now known as Electroswing around the world. His home gigs usually live up to the highest expectations, so be prepared for a treat in late 2016.
#9 Deichkind – Electro/Hip Hop –Wiener Stadthalle – 30.01.2016
Hamburg’s infamous electropunks Deichkind are well known around Europe for their amazing live gigs, featuring elaborate costumes and self-built stage props. Expect an energetic performance and a crowd that will follow suit.
#10 Rihanna – Pop – Ernst Happel Stadion – 10.08.2016
Rihanna is one of the defining pop icons of this decade and she is in line to give the crowd at the Ernst Happel stadium a performance they will never forget. This legendary venue has seen some of Vienna’s greatest concerts over the past decades and Rihanna’s ANTI tour is sure to follow in this legacy.