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For the Fight Against HIV/AIDS


Prior to the Life Ball Opening Ceremony, LIFE+, the association behind Life Ball, is hosting a prestigious gala banquet at Vienna City Hall – the LIFE+ SOLIDARITY GALA. It is is an important centerpiece for Life Ball in raising awareness for the progress made, as well as provide an opportunity for politicians, heads of corporations and NGOs, celebrities, artists, and other VIPs to meet and discuss their work in the fight against AIDS on a more personal, in-depth level.

This year’s LIFE+ Solidarity Gala take place to benefit amfAR – The Foundation for AIDS Research and MTV Staying Alive Foundation. Alex Roedy and Hofit Golan will attend the gala night as co-hosts.


Exclusive Gala Dinner


The LIFE+ SOLIDARITY GALA provides an opportunity for international exchange and to address progress made and discuss the remaining challenges in the fight against HIV and AIDS. The evening starts with a Moët & Chandon champagne reception followed by an exclusive gala dinner with live acts and sophisticated musical performances.

This year, the exquisite dinner will be prepared by top chefs Karl and Rudi Obauer (Restaurant-Hotel Obauer), Hubert Wallner (Bistro Südsee and See Restaurant Saag) and Max Stiegel (Gut Purbach), together with Thomas Gailer, the managing director of Cateringkultur. For preparation of the dishes, solely regional products from Austria will be used:

The starter is a 6-minute farmer’s egg with sturgeon crème and caviar from Walter Grüll, in a Falstaff Special Edition Life Ball. It is made by Karl and Rudi Obauer. Hubert Wallner creates the main course, offering braised beef cheek or amaranth soufflé with textured mangold. Both are served with watercress oil, celery gravy and balsamico tapioca chip. The sweet finale of the gala dinner is the Valhrona chocolate tart designed by Max Stiegl.

The highlight of the evening is an auction selected unique items. The proceeds of the LIFE+ SOLIDARITY GALA will go towards the net proceeds of Life Ball and will be awarded to aid projects in the areas most affected by the AIDS epidemic.

Limited Galatickets for 2019 are available now – please visit our TICKET page.