The Viennese nightlife is all about parties with music of the highest quality. Electronic music from Vienna is known for creating an international sensation - and with good reason. The parties range from chic to underground. Clubs such as Flex have already attained cult status. But cool music is not only played in Vienna’s clubs and discos. The city’s scene also meets to “hang out” in coffee houses and bistros, in former cinemas or on the Naschmarkt. The people to be found in these places are as colorful as what’s on offer.
Numerous music festivals are dedicated to specific genres just waiting to be disovered: The Accordion Festival presents the amazing diversity of the instrument, Vienna Blues Spring is the world’s longest-running blues festival, the Africa Days present world music, and Wien im Rosenstolz the Wienerlied. The KlezMore Festival is all about Jewish klezmer music, the Vienna Jazzfloor invites visitors to a hundred concerts in nine of the city’s clubs, while Voice Mania is totally committed to a-cappella music. The pop festival brings the newest trends in Austrian music to the stage on Karlsplatz. The soundtrack for the Gürtel Nightwalk is laid down by bands at the vanguard of the indie and electronic scene. The Danube Island Festival – Europe’s largest openair party – pulls in around three million visitors each year, with acts from a host of genres on the billing. Vienna's club festival Waves Vienna presents over 100 live acts between Alternative, Electronic and Rock on three days.