Vienna fires Festwochen chief after just one festival

Tomas Zierhofer-Kin is gone, with three years left on his contract.

As ever in Vienna, it’s political. The new government want a person of different stripe.

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  • There’s nothing political about this. The last two editions of the Wiener Festwochen have been a disaster. God knows how I despise the current government, but don’t make a political scandal where there isn’t one.

    • Jaypee is definitely right. The new government has nothing to do with this disaster, we had the last two years. And IF anybody is responsible for it, it was the socialistic Kulturstadtrat Mailath-Pokorny and his people as well as their partner of coalition, the “green” party, who has no idea from any part of cultural life in town. But the main problem was, that they wanted to make everything “new” with completely wrong ideas for millions of Euro.

  • When I was living in Vienna I found the Festwochen fairly predictable and dull and didn’t really attend anything. A major disappointment.

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