Spectacular Horseshow

ViennaUP’23 is opening this year’s festival with a BIG BANG

This Tuesday, a street spectacle with larger-than-life horse figures will take Karlsplatz by storm

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In the realm where creativity meets the streets, a mesmerizing, French art spectacle first created in 1994 will ring in the start of ViennaUP’23. On Tuesday, May 30, at 9:00 p.m., the ViennaUP Homebase on Vienna's Karlsplatz will host this extraordinary show.

In a vibrant display of visual poetry, the streets will transform into a grand stage where mystery and wonder unfold. Under the motto "Proud to Ride", a parade with floating figures made of light, air and materials will take the audience to a surreal world and pay light-hearted homage to the ViennaUP symbol of a rearing horse.

It’s the first time the visionary collective Compagnie des Quidams performs in Vienna, although they put on 150 – 200 performances per year and have already performed in 50 countries. The Vienna Business Agency is therefore thrilled that they will be a part of opening night at the ViennaUP’23 Homebase.

The international festival ViennaUP is a decentralized startup adventure that takes place from May 30th to June 7th all over Vienna. The ViennaUP Homebase at Karlsplatz is the central meeting point of the ViennaUP and is open daily from 4 p.m. onwards.