When the dress code issued in the Vienna City Hall is “Dirndl and traditional costume”, then one of the highlights of the ball season is imminent. For the 120th time the ball of the Upper Austrians takes place in the federal capital. For the round anniversary, visitors can look forward to an exciting and varied program on June 17th.
In addition to musical highlights such as the Big Band Project, the Woodstock of brass bands, singer Julian le Play (number one album “Tandem”) and DJ Rene Rodrigezz, ball guests can also enjoy culinary delicacies and drinks from the federal state above the Enns.
This year, Governor Thomas Stelzer (VP) is taking over the honorary protection of the ball. According to Stelzer, the guests were again invited this year to “experience Upper Austria in its special diversity and splendour”. They also want to make the state with its successful companies more visible.
“A Piece of Hoamatland”
Because June 17 is also a fixed date for local entrepreneurs and business leaders – for example for Robert Machtlinger, Managing Director of the Innviertler aircraft parts manufacturer FACC. “As an international company, we want to express our solidarity with the region by supporting the ball,” says Machtlinger.
A loyal regular guest is Heinrich Schaller, General Manager of the Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich.
“On this evening, our compatriots can get a taste of home air in the federal capital,” says Schaller. For the RLB General Director, the special thing about the ball night is the “connectedness of all participants and ball guests”.
For the General Director of Upper Austria. Versicherung, Othmar Nagl, the “traditional ball” is a “piece of Hoamatland in Vienna”.
Many companies would use the Upper Austrians’ ball to present themselves in Vienna, says Werner Pamminger, Managing Director of the Business Upper Austria location agency, which is also a co-organiser. “The interest in being there is growing from year to year.”
- The Advance sale of ball tickets is already running, a ticket costs 72.50 euros. For teenagers aged 18 to 26 years costs the ball ticket in advance 40 euros. Ball tickets are also available online at oboesterreicherball.at.